Board of Directors

The board has overall responsibility for setting the strategic direction of the bank and oversight of senior management.

chairman

Mawein Deng Kuol

Chairman

Mawein is the current chairman of Kush Bank Plc board. He comes with a wealth of experience in product development, leadership, change management, strategy, business risk, governance and international relations.

As a reputable entrepreneur in South Sudan, he runs multiple enterprises including, BrightStar Construction & Consulting Engineering – South Sudan, where he is the Managing Director.

He also provides consultancy services in the fields of business and construction for the private sector and government bodies.

Mawein is a graduate of Victoria University in Australia, having qualified with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies.

Reech Ring Bol

Non-Executive Board Member

Reech is an advocate of the high court and senior legal consultant in South Sudan. As a non-executive board member, he plays an advisory role in the bank’s governance and ensures the bank operates in compliance with the relevant international financial laws of any country we transact with.

He is a senior legal practitioner and advisor at Reech & Advocates. He has worked extensively with many international investors and businesses in addition to providing legal services to high profile private cases in South Sudan.

Reech holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Al-Neelain University in Khartoum and seats in the South Sudan Bar Association.

Michar Mangom Awic

Non-Executive Board Member

Michar is co-founder and non-executive board member of Kush Bank Plc. He has vast experience in accounting, business strategy, banking, project management, sales and risk management.

He has previously worked with USAID programs in Abyei Region of South Sudan, Olympic Forex in Juba and presently runs a conglomerate group of companies that provides a wide range of services to the United Nations, other NGOs and the private sector in South Sudan.

Michar is an accountant by training and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the Sudan University of Science and Technology, College of Business Studies at Khartoum.

Mohamed Hussein Mohumed

Non-Executive Board Member

Mohamed is a non-executive board member of Kenyan nationality. He is a reputed entrepreneur and investor in the oil & gas industry within Eastern Africa.

He currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer, Olympic Petroleum and Investment Group, South Sudan. He is also a director and shareholder at Buma Logistics Ltd. based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Mohamed holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a speciality in Computer Studies from the Africa International University in Khartoum, Sudan.

Deng Yuot Kuir

Non-Executive Board Member

Deng has over 14 years of cognate experience in the banking sector covering sales & marketing, risk management, project management, strategy implementation, business expansion, financial empowerment as well as a non-governmental organization and public relations management.

He is currently the Executive Director at Humane Development Council (HDC), one of the largest humanitarian organizations in South Sudan established in 2010. Before joining Kush Bank, Deng worked as a pioneer staff of Equity Bank, South Sudan in the capacity of Marketing/Corporate Officer.

Deng holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa and a Master of Science, Finance from the University of Nairobi.

Ahmed Sheikh Takoy

Secretary to the Board (CEO)

Ahmed is the Chief Executive Officer of Kush Bank and Secretary to the Board of Kush Bank Plc. He is a seasoned strategic & project management consultant with over 25 years’ experience at board & senior management levels having worked in international organizations (Non-Governmental Organizations) and the banking sector across Africa, Asia & Europe.

He is well versed and experienced in the provision of institutional and strategic consultancy to multinational donors such as European Commission and USAID funded programs including the establishment of Auditor General in Somalia Multinational donors.

He has also served as Chair of the Finance & Administration Committee of Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI); Group Chairman of Northlink Group of Companies in East Africa; Finance and Administration Manager at Kenya and Somalia – Horn Relief, Intermont Oxfam South Sudan Mission, Regional Finance and Administration Manager – Oxfam Novib, Somalia and South Sudan Program.

Ahmed is a holder of an MBA in Strategic Management from the University of Nairobi, Kenya as well as a BSc in International Administration from USIU-Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. He has published a number of studies on Finance and Management of Institutions in Fragile Economies.