EU-Tanzania Business Forum


Ruth Zaipuna

NMB Bank



Ms. Ruth Zaipuna (an Associate Certified Public Accountant), currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of NMB Bank Plc, Tanzania. Ms. Ruth is a passionate advocate and champion of gender equality, economic empowerment, and inclusive growth. In recognition for her outstanding stewardship towards driving Tanzania and Africa’s socio-economic development agenda, she has been named: - The 2022 African Banking CEO for Tanzania by the World Economic Magazine. - The Positive Role Model for Tanzania, and the Overall East Africa Inclusive Leader of the Year by the Accenture 10th Gender Mainstreaming Awards 2022 - African Business Leadership Commendation Award for 2022