Equity Bank Limited – General Manager – Legal, FinTech.

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General Manager – Legal, FinTech  ()


 We are looking for a senior manager to serve a legal adviser Equity Group Holdings Plc and its Fintech subsidiaries. You will be expected to provide legal advice and strategies to the organisation, facilitate the group’s business strategies development and limit risk exposure. You will also be expected to work closely with other members of the organisation to provide legal and strategic guidance in the FinTech and digital transformation business


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Managing, drafting, negotiating, reviewing and closing various legal contracts
  • Managing, drafting and reviewing various policies and procedures, regulations, bylaws and other legal documents
  • Setting the organisation’s internal governance policies
  • Crafting and reviewing legal strategy in response to any litigation
  • Managing the organisations legal matters
  • Keeping abreast of new and existing laws and trends relevant to the organisations operations
  • Keeping a record of all legal documents and proceedings for the company
  • Handling statutory filings other statutory requirements
  • Communicating with external parties (regulators, external counsel, clients, stakeholders etc)
  • Anticipating issues and evaluating risks and opportunities to the organisation considering the evolving regulatory and commercial environment
  • Identifying proactive solutions
  • Preserving and maintaining accurate and systemised legal records
  • Managing the organisation’s intellectual property including executing patent, trademark, and industrial design protection procedures
  • Performing miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned


  • 10+ years of legal experience with experience in telecommunications, FinTech or technology-related business
  • Qualified as an Advocate in Kenya
  • Masters’ degree in finance, information technology, technology law or other IT, innovation, or technology-related field

Required Skills:

  • Comprehensive commercial contract drafting and negotiation skills
  • Ability to anticipate legal issues and risks
  • Ability to develop legal strategy and objectives
  • Leadership and collaborative teamwork abilities
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Excellent oral and communication skills
  • High degree of professional ethics, integrity and accountability
  • Excellent judgement and analytical skills
  • Management skills
  • Ability to analyse and interpret issues and to prepare legal opinions
  • Commercial awareness and acumen
  • Highly innovative


Closing Date

Jun 2, 2022




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