Our Board of Directors includes 7 members with diverse experience in several fields.

  • Irwin William Carlisle - Chairman

    Bill Irwin joined our Board on October, 2004 and was appointed Chairman on October 2009.  Prior to joining I&M Bank Rwanda he was employed for more than thirty years by SCB serving in Africa, the US and Asia.  Latterly he was Area General Manager with responsibility for their various businesses in South, Central, and East Africa.

  • Robin Bairstow - ED

    Robin was appointed as an Executive Director in September 2015. He comes with a reputation for innovation, is an experienced Corporate Banker and has a highly successful track record with over 23 years in the financial services sector with both domestic and international banking organizations. Robin is a graduate of the South African Merchant Naval Academy and the University of Leicester.

  • Faustin Byishimo - ED

    Mr. Byishimo was appointed to the board as an Executive Director in December, 2015. He has served the bank for over 13 years under different managerial positions. He holds a BBA in Accounting  and has in-depth operational and strategic management experience that was acquired through various top level assignments within the Bank which include his most recent tenures as the Head of Corporate Banking. He continues to serve the bank as the Divisional Head of Business Development overseeing the Corporate, Business, Retail Banking as well as Product Development functions of the bank.

  • Soundararajan Madabhushi - NED

    Mr. Soundararajan has been a career banker for 36 years with the State Bank of India, Standard Chartered Bank, Commercial Bank of Africa and CFC Group. He was the Managing Director of CFC Financial Services Ltd and Managing Director of CFC Bank. He is currently CEO of Delta Corp East Africa Ltd, a real estate development company substantially owned by the reputed Reliance Industries Limited from India.

  • Arun S. Mathur -NED

    Mr. Arun Mathur joined the bank's Board of Directors on the 17th July 2012. He chairs the Board Administration, Procurement & Remuneration Committee and is also a member of various Board committees of the Bank. Mr. Mathur holds a B.Tech (Hons) degree and started his banking career in 1976 with the State Bank of India. He joined the Grindlays Bank, India in 1982, and worked in their office in Nairobi, Kenya from 1990 to 1994. He then worked for several banks in Eastern Africa until he joined I&M Bank Ltd in 2000 and was promoted as CEO in 2002. Mr. Mathur is also a director of I&M Bank Ltd in Kenya, Bank One Ltd in Mauritius, I&M Bank (T) Ltd in Tanzania as well as Kenswitch in Kenya.

  • Richard Mugisha - NED

    Richard Mugisha joined the I&M Bank Rwanda board of Directors on February, 2010. He holds a Master of Law (LLM), from the New York University, School of Law and is the managing partner of Trust Law Chambers which specializes in commercial Litigation and convenyancy. Richard brings to the board depth and expertise from managing transactions in the Energy, Banking and Finance sectors in Rwanda; as a current Member of Governing Council Kigali Bar Association and Disciplinary Committee of Chartered Public Accountants. He also participated as a member on the Rwanda Financial Sector deepening planning committee and the National Committee for Regional integration.

  • Jonathan Nzayikorera - GoR

    Jonathan Nzayikorera joined I&M Bank Rwanda on May 8th, 2013 as a Government representative on the Board of Directors. He has a master’s degree in Economics from the National University of Rwanda and is currently working as the Director of Fiscal Decentralization after having served as a Budget Policy and Evaluation Expert in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning of Rwanda for the last five years. With his experience in public finance management, economic policy management as well as in revenue mobilization, he constitutes a valuable asset to the sound management of the bank.

  • Andreas Grenacher - NED

    Mr Andreas Grenacher was appointed to the board in February 2017. He is currently working as the Managing Director for the regional Corporate Finance boutique, DGP Advisory. Before joining DGP Advisory, Mr Grenacher held senior positions in the corporate finance and asset management divisions of the German development corporation (DEG), at Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse and worked in Nairobi, London, Frankfurt and Zurich. He has more than 17 years of experience in the finance sector. Academic/Professional qualifications: Master of Finance at the Westfaelische-Wilhelms University Muenster, Germany.

  • Crystal Rugege - NED

    Crystal joined the Board of Directors in November 2017. She has a bachelor's degree in computer science from Grambling State University and master's degree in information systems and management from Carnegie Mellon University. She is currently working with Carnegie Mellon University Africa (CMU-Africa) as the Director of Strategy and Operations. Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon University, she worked at IBM's Silicon Valley Lab as a software engineer and also as a technology consultant providing IBM’s customers with business intelligence solutions. She joins the Board with experience in the technology and education fields.

  • Bonaventure Niyibizi

    Mr. Niyibizi joined I&M’s board in December of 2015. He comes with an extensive experience in the public and private sector and has played a major role in the creation and implementation of policies during his service at the Ministry of Commerce, Cooperatives and Industries through which he led the biggest privatization transactions in the history of Rwanda; therefore changing the face of business for good.