Emmanuel Jonathan Akonaay joined NMB Bank Plc in July 2014 and has been the Acting Chief Human Resources reporting to the Managing Director since November 2018. In his role, Emmanuel is responsible for driving the execution of the People strategy in line with the bank’s vision and providing the necessary guidance to the HR team in strategy implementation.

Prior to the current appointment, Emmanuel was Head of HR Shared Services; responsible for designing and implementing staff welfare policies and employee relations in addition to leading optimal HR support functions.

Emmanuel previously worked at Ernst & Young as the country Head of Human Resources function responsible to drive HR agenda in strategic talent acquisition, development and retention.

Prior to joining Ernst &Young, Emmanuel worked at Barclays Bank Tanzania as HR Business Partner and Reward Manager responsible for execution of compensation & Benefits and as a strategic HR business partner. Emmanuel has extensive knowledge and experience In HR from various sectors ranging from Manufacturing to Mining industry before he joined banking. Emmanuel is a certified Reward & HR practitioner who holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of Dar es Salaam, is currently pursuing his MBA at ESAMI.