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Daniel Madara

Daniel Madara

Credit Bank PLC
Sector Head, Digital & Special Projects
Category: Gender-balanced Awards

With over 14 years of experience in the banking sector, I have cultivated a diverse career spanning various crucial domains including Treasury Back Office, Risk Management, Internal Controls, Operations, and Digital Banking. Currently, I hold a pivotal role where I oversee Digital Projects and Special Programs, focusing on cultivating partnerships and developing sustainable solutions.

Achievements: Among my notable achievements include spearheading the design and implementation of the Credit Bank Konnect APIs, facilitating seamless connectivity and enhancing operational efficiency. Additionally, I have consistently delivered robust digital revenue optimization strategies, contributing significantly to the bank's bottom line.

Career Highlights: I take pride in my innovative contributions, such as the successful rollout of a Sacco remittance solution as part of a broader financial inclusion initiative. Furthermore, my leadership was instrumental in the development and deployment of the Open API Gateway for Credit Bank, empowering external developers and fostering ecosystem growth.

Education: I hold an MBA in Finance from the University of Nairobi, complemented by a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Banking &
Finance from Egerton University.

Projects: Throughout my career, I have led several transformative projects, including the pioneering Sacco Digital Remittance Solution aimed at enhancing accessibility to financial services. Additionally, my involvement in the development of the Credit Bank Open API Gateway and the iKonnect Internet Banking solution underscores my commitment to driving innovation and customer-centric solutions.

Skills: My skill set encompasses a blend of strategic vision and hands-on expertise, including proficiency in project and product design, product management, business analysis, and effective communication.

With a proven track record of driving impactful initiatives and fostering collaborative partnerships, I am dedicated to driving the digital transformation agenda while championing sustainability and inclusive growth within the banking sector.

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