Trade and Development Bank

The Trade and Development Bank (TDB), formerly the PTA Bank, is a trade and development financial institution operating in eastern and southern Africa. TDB is the financial arm of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), although membership is open to non-COMESA states and other institutional shareholders.[3]

Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank
TypeTreaty-based multilateral institution
IndustryFinance
Founded1985
HeadquartersChaussée Prince Louis
Rwagasore
Bujumbura, Burundi
Key people
Juste Rwamabuga (Chairman)

Admassu Yilma Tadesse (President & CEO) Joy Ntare (Chief Risk Officer) David Bamlango (General Counsel)

Michael Awori (Chief Operating Officer)
ProductsInternational trade and development finance
RevenueIncrease Net US$129+ million (2018)[1]
Total assetsUS$8 billion (2022)[2]
OwnerAfrican Member States, African and non-African institutional investors, and non-African States
Websitewww.tdbgroup.org

OverviewEdit

As of December 2018, TDB was a large financial institution with assets exceeding US$5.56 billion. The bank had 38 shareholders, across two classes of shares, with shareholders' equity in excess of US$1.19 billion.[4]

HistoryEdit

The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank, also known as TDB, was established on 6 November 1985 under Chapter Nine of the Treaty for the Establishment of the Preferential Trade Area for Eastern and Southern African States, which entered into effect on 2 September 1982 and was subsequently replaced by the Treaty for the Establishment of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa of 1994 that established COMESA.[5] TDB is the financial arm of COMESA.[6]

ShareholdersEdit

The membership of the TDB includes twenty-two member states, nineteen of which are COMESA members. The People's Republic of China was the first non-regional member state to join TDB in 2000. The African Development Bank (AfDB) is a major institutional shareholder, alongside eleven other institutional investors, including the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) and OPEC Fund (The OPEC Fund for International Development).

The following countries are the African member states of TDB.[7]

LocationEdit

The headquarters of TDB are in Bujumbura, Burundi and Ebene, Mauritius. The bank also maintains regional offices in Nairobi, Kenya, Harare, Zimbabwe, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.[8] The Nairobi office serves as both the primary operating hub for TDB and the regional office for Eastern Africa. In June 2022, TDB moved into a new 19-storey skyscraper in the Kilimani neighborhood of Nairobi, that serves as the bank's regional headquarters of the bank's eastern region.[9]

Board of governorsEdit

The Board of Governors is the supreme authority of TDB. It is composed of shareholder representatives, with each shareholder designating one representative and one alternate.[10]

Board of directorsEdit

The board of directors is responsible for the conduct of the general operations of TDB. As of March 2019, the following were the members of the board of directors.[11]

  • Juste Rwamabuga - Chairman and Director
  • Gerard Bussier - Director
  • Mohamed Kalif - Director
  • Mingzhi Liu, Director
  • Abdel-Rahaman Taha - Director
  • Isabel Sumar - Director
  • Said Mhamadi - Director representing the ADB
  • Peter Simbani, Director
  • Christian Rwakunda, Director
  • Busiswe Alice Dlamini-Nsibande, Director
  • Admassu Tadesse, Director (Executive)

Management teamEdit

As of March 2019, the bank's chief executive officer was assisted by 17 senior managers in running the bank.[12]

Credit ratingEdit

In October 2017, the long-term issuer rating of TDB was upgraded to "Baa3" from "Ba1" by Moody's Investors Service.[13] In October 2019, Fitch Ratings affirmed the Long-term Issuer Default Rating of TDB at "BB+" with Stable Outlook.[14]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank: Annual Report and Financial Statements, 2018, Integrating & Advancing the Region" (PDF). Trade and Development Bank. 28 March 2019. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  2. ^ CEO Magazine Uganda (8 June 2022). "Kenyatta opens new Trade and Development Bank tower". CEO Magazine Uganda. Kampala, Uganda. Retrieved 23 June 2022.
  3. ^ "TDB Members". Retrieved 14 March 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ TDB, Trade & Development Bank. "Annual Report &Financial Statements, 2018" (PDF). tdbgroup.org. TDB. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Charter of TDB" (PDF). Retrieved 14 March 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "The History of PTA Bank". PTA Bank. 2012. Archived from the original on 15 February 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  7. ^ "TDB Members". TDB. Retrieved 14 March 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "TDB Offices". Retrieved 14 March 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ Presidential Security Communications Unit (7 June 2022). "President Uhuru Opens The Trade And Development Bank Tower". 98.4 Capital FM. Nairobi, Kenya. Retrieved 3 June 2022.
  10. ^ "Annual Report & Financial Statements" (PDF). TDB. Retrieved 14 March 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ "TDB Board of Directors as of 31 December 2019". TDB. Retrieved 14 March 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ "Senior Managers of TDB". TDB. Retrieved 14 March 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. ^ "Moody's upgrades Eastern and Southern Africa Trade and Development Bank to Baa3 from Ba1, outlook stable". Moody's Investor Service. 25 October 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  14. ^ "Fitch Affirms TDB at 'BB+'; Outlook Stable". Fitch Ratings. 2 October 2019. Retrieved 14 March 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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