The Women's World Banking Team

Ineke Bussemaker

Former CEO, NMB Plc
Ineke Bussemaker Former CEO, NMB Plc (National Microfinance Bank), Tanzania


Ineke Bussemaker is the former CEO of NMB Plc (National Microfinance Bank) in Tanzania.

Contrary to what the name suggests, NMB is the largest retail bank in Tanzania, with over 180 branches, 2.2 million customers and total assets of more than USD 2 billion. The bank offers the full scope of banking services to consumers, farmers, micro-enterprises, SMEs corporates and the Government in Tanzania.

Ineke has been an international banker for over 30 years and started her career in banking after her MBA degree with a focus on business computing. Her experience covers corporate banking, country management, transaction banking and e-business. Prior to joining NMB, she has worked for Rabobank, Citi and ABNAMRO Bank across four European countries: the Netherlands (home country), UK, Ireland and Denmark.

Her focus on banking has always been innovation and especially how modern technology can support the development of customer-friendly new products and services. Financial inclusion is of particular importance in African countries and mobile banking and payments will make the difference.