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Tawanda Sibanda

Partner, Johannesburg
Advises insurance, banking, and financial institutions in Africa on expanding their digital footprint across the continent and implementing their digital priorities

About Tawanda

Tawanda is a leader of our digital services work in the Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EEMA) region, primarily working in the banking and insurance sectors. He has worked with multiple leading banks across Africa, covering retail banking, corporate investment banking, and technology. A major focus of his work is to unlock the digital potential in Africa's financial sector.

Tawanda mainly advises insurance, banking, and financial institutions in Africa. For example, he recently defined a digital strategy and implementation road map for a leading East African bank. He led the implementation of a new retail application and web platform for a leading African bank over a period of 6 months. He also led a multiyear transformation of a pan-African bank, with a specific focus on branch efficiency, IT cost savings, and corporate-process optimization.

Tawanda works with financial institutions in Africa to expand their digital footprint across the continent and implement their digital priorities.

Published work

Digital reinvention can spur South Africa’s economy,” McKinsey & Company, April 2019

Past experience

Lead program manager


Harvard Business School

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MEng, BS, computer science