Mr. Gift Shoko
Chief Executive Officer- Tanzania
Mr. Gift Shoko
Gift is a career banker with over 20 years’ experience in the banking industry, both merchant banking and commercial banking. He has worked at Trust Bank Corporation as the Chief Operating Officer where he provided clear direction on implementation and prioritization of Bank’s Strategic Plans with mechanisms for key performance measurements in place to monitor progress.
Gift also worked at Trust Holdings Limited (THL) as the Executive Director cum Group CEO where he was mandated to reorganize and consolidate the Group operations and possible re-list on the stock exchange. Within a period of 24 months he managed to reconstruct, reorganize and transform the Group into a profitable and listable entity. This resulted in a historic re-listing of the new-look THL on 2 nd October 2008. He also worked for Merchant Bank of Central Africa (a subsidiary of Nedbank Group SA) and Commercial Bank of Zimbabwe.
Gift has vast experience broadly in both commercial and merchant banking focusing mainly in areas of banking operations, credit risk management, corporate banking and structured finance. He is a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies and Computer Science, Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and several professional qualifications. Gift is a member of Institute of Bankers South Africa, Association of Business Executives CIMA, Nicosia, Zimbabwe Institute of Diplomacy and Institute of Bankers Zimbabwe.