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Gladness C. Deogratias

Gladness Deogratias

NMB Plc
Gladness C. Deogratias is currently Head Global Markets at NMB Bank Plc, overseeing Trading desk, Securities Services and Transaction Advisory Services within the Treasury Department. Ms. Gladness is a seasoned banker with over 14years of experience in the financial markets having worked with BancABC part of Atlas Mara and Lehman Brothers International Europe in London before joining NMB Bank in May 2014. Ms. Deogratias is known for her innovation, people skills as well as results driven. Her work both locally and globally contributes to innovation in the financial market in Tanzania. She is also an Alternate Board Member at Tanzania Mortgage Refinance Company (TMRC). Ms. Deogratias advocates inclusive culture in the workplace that promote diversity; core to innovation and ultimately improving organizational performance. She established a network of women in 2016 at NMB Bank Plc to foster gender equality, advancement and leadership opportunities for women. Since the launch of this network of women in the bank; the number of women in management positions at NMB Bank has significantly improved as well as a number of initiatives to ensure gender diversity is upheld including capacity building programs specifically for Women, Mentorship framework, Nursing room etc. In 2018 she was recognized amongst 100 Tanzanian Sheroes that inspire girl child towards different aspirations and possibilities in life. In 2019, she sought partnership with IFC and pioneered Finance2Equal program in Tanzania that brings together few financial services companies (NMB amongst others) to pledge commitments to close gender gaps in the community. In 2020, she was named by WIMA as Top 50 women in management in Tanzania. Ms. Deogratias is also a member of Association of Women Leaders Network (AWLN) – Tanzania Chapter. Ms Deogratias holds BA (Hon) Accounting, Finance and Management from Nottingham University and Global MBA from Oxford Brookes University in the UK where my thesis focused on Capital Market Development in Tanzania: A Case of Private Sector Participation. She has attended a number of leadership training including most recent with ALUBS in Kigali, Rwanda and ESAMI.