The Bank was incorporated in the Republic of Rwanda on 22 December 1966. Initially Bank of Kigali was founded as a joint venture between the Government of Rwanda and Belgolaise, with each owning 50% of the ordinary share capital. In 1967, the Bank commenced its operations with its first branch in Kigali.
Belgolaise was a subsidiary of Fortis Bank operating in Sub-Saharan Africa and in 2005 began to withdraw from its operations in Africa in line with Fortis’ strategy.
In 2007 the Government of Rwanda acquired the Belgolaise shareholding in Bank of Kigali, thereby increasing its direct and indirect shareholding in the Bank to 100% of the entire Issued Shares. In 2011, the Bank changed its name under the new law relating to companies from Bank of Kigali S.A to Bank of Kigali Limited.
Mission,Vision & Values
Bank of Kigali aspires to be the leading provider of the most innovative financial solutions in the region.
Our mission is to be the leader in creating value for our stakeholders by providing the best financial services to businesses and individual customers, through motivated and professional staff.
• Customer focus