Kandolo Kasongo – Executive Director and Chief Risk Officer (CRO)


Mr. Kandolo Kasongo joined the Board of Directors of Union Bank as an Executive Director and Chief Risk Officer in 2013.

He entered the banking industry in 1981 with Citigroup in Kinshasa (D.R. Congo) and he has since built a diverse career in front, middle and back office across Africa and Middle East. His career in risk management commenced in 1998 with his role as Head of Risk and Senior Credit Officer in Citibank for East, West and North/West Africa successively based in Johannesburg, Abidjan/Lagos and Cairo.

After 27 years at Citigroup, he moved to Barclays Bank as Risk Director for Global Retail and Commercial Banking where he had oversight for 14 African countries, the Middle East, India, Pakistan, and Russia. In April 2009 he relocated to Lagos, Nigeria, to take up the position of Credit Head for Nigeria with the Standard Bank Group before joining Union Bank.

Mr. Kasongo holds a degree Ingénieur Commercial et de Gestion from the Faculte Universitaire Catholique de Mons, Belgium

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