DIB Bank Kenya Limited has opened its sixth branch in Nairobi, at JKUAT Towers.
Dubbed ‘Banda Street Branch’ the new branch is strategically located to bring services closer to the ever-growing customer base of the bank and especially for those operating within the heart of Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi.
Speaking during the branch opening, DIB Bank Kenya’s MD & CEO Peter Makau expressed delight at the milestones the bank had hit and the implementation of the expansion strategy.
“By expanding the Bank’s footprint and customer touch points, we purpose to be more accessible and to offer convenience to our growing customer base. We are glad to finally open our doors to customers within the Nairobi Central Business District as we seek to continuously tap and support commercial enterprises, small and medium-sized businesses and even individuals. Our ultimate goal is to see that customers are served with utmost convenience, ease and simplicity,” said DIB Bank Kenya Managing Director and CEO Peter Makau.
The opening of the new branch aligns to the Bank’s growth agenda that seeks to ensure that their branch network is spread across the world.
“It is wonderful to be here today to witness the growth of our key market in the African region. The opening of this new branch is part of our expansion strategy as a group, and a step in the right direction as we seek to penetrate the African market. With the past two years being difficult due to the global pandemic, I am happy to report that the bank has been able to navigate through the difficult economic period, with our group results positing a net profit growth of 58% to read AED 1.3 billion. This expansion is also a demonstration that indeed we are recovering from the global pandemic that affected many sectors of the global economy,” said DIB Bank Group CEO Adnan Chilwan.
Kenya Bankers’ Association CEO Dr. Habil Olaka congratulated DIB Bank Kenya for its contribution to the banking sector and for ensuring that the niche market is catered for.
“I would like to congratulate DIB Bank Kenya for this milestone in expanding its footprints, even as Islamic Banking continues to penetrate in the country. The banking sector has continued to play a key role in the recovery of the economy post Covid-19, and this expansion also means the economy is going to be positively impacted through job creation and financing of individuals and businesses. As an association, we will continue advocating for the industry and to promote developments to ensure institutions like DIB Bank Kenya continue to flourish,” Olaka.
DIB Bank Kenya marked its 4 years anniversary in 2021 with the commitment and promise to increase investments in the Kenyan market supporting the financing of all their business and individual customers.