Mr. Denya is a Zimbabwean national who holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree, an MBA from the University of Zimbabwe and an AMP from Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ACIS).
After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse Mr. Denya worked with Flexible Packaging Zimbabwe Ltd as Group Finance Manager for three years before moving to TA Holdings Limited as Group Financial Executive and Finance Director for TA Motors for another three years. He then began his banking career in 1996 initially at First Merchant Bank of Zimbabwe as Relationship Manager before joining MBCA Bank Limited initially as Finance Director before being appointed Chief Executive and Managing Director till 2006. He was further promoted to the position of Nedbank Africa Managing Director in charge of 5 Banks in 5 Southern African countries based in Johannesburg South Africa until 2010.
Mr. Denya joined Afreximbank in May 2010 as Executive Vice President responsible for Finance, Treasury, Credit, Banking Operations, ICT and Administration, a position he still holds to date.
To be the Trade Finance Bank for Africa.
To stimulate a consistent expansion, diversification and development of African trade, while operating as a first class, profit-oriented, socially responsible financial institution and a center of excellence in African trade matters.
At Afreximbank, our shared purpose is “to stimulate a consistent expansion and diversification of African trade so as to rapidly increase Africa’s share of global trade; and in doing so, to operate as a first class, profit-oriented, socially responsible financial institution and a center of excellence in African trade matters” and our shared vision is to consolidate the Bank’s position as “The Trade Finance Bank For Africa”.
Achieving our vision is dependent on our ability to successfully execute effectively our strategy around four strategic pillars, which are “Promote Intra-African Trade,” “Facilitate Industrialization and Export Development,” “Strengthen Trade Finance Leadership” and “Improve Financial Performance and Soundness”. Our success will be defined by the satisfaction of our stakeholders through increased trade finance and improved facilitation of Intra-African trade and value-added exports and improvement in our financial performance, which itself positions us better to achieve our developmental objectives. Our financial performance is enhanced through strengthened financial soundness and improved business development activities, underpinned by sound risk management practices and adequate capitalization.
Through improvements in business development, we are able to leverage diverse channels to provide solutions to our clients and other stakeholders, while improvements in our internal capacities in terms of people, systems and organizational culture are the bedrocks that uphold the increased efficiency of our internal processes. As a self-governing institution, we emphasize strong governance structures as key components of enterprise risk management and promote an organizational culture based on our core values of Uncompromising Integrity, Teamwork, Trust and Respect for the Individual, Innovation, Excellence & Flexibility, a Passion for Learning and Drive, Professionalism and Responsiveness, a Commitment to Africa and Supporting African Emancipation and Empowerment.