Yaza Kara


Job Title: Head - Innovation, Partnerships & Agile Project Office

Company: Stanbic Bank Zambia


Yaza Kara has been in charge of leading and delivering digital transformation through the development and implementation of digital strategies that include innovation, partnerships, and change management strategies. Delivering client-centric innovative solutions through collaborations with fintechs and larger technology partners, while fostering innovation and its benefits through effective incubation. Yaza has nearly 20 years of successful business technology strategy development and implementation experience. Her career has spanned multiple industries, including telecommunications, information technology solutions, international non-governmental organizations, and financial services. My areas of expertise include digital and business transformation, business agility, systems thinking, digital change management, and innovation.

2020 - Present Head - Innovation, Partnerships & Agile Project Office, Stanbic Bank Zambia
2016 - 2022 Head - IT Service and Project Delivery, Stanbic Bank Zambia
2013 - 2016 Head - Project Management Office, Cavmont Bank Lusaka 
2011 - 2013 Senior Manager - IT Governance and Projects, Zamtel 
2004 - 2010 Head ICT, Plan International
2007 - 2008 Project Coordinator, Fujitsu Australia

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration, Management and Operations, Edith Cowan University
Master of Technology (MTech), Project Management Master of Technology (MTech), Torrens University Australia, Torrens University Australia
Bachelor of Science (BSc), Computer Science and Statistics, University of Namibia



About Stanbic Bank: We are a universal bank and full-service financial group offering transactional banking, saving, borrowing, lending, investment, insurance, risk management, wealth management and advisory services. Stanbic Bank has developed and refined their universal banking competencies while playing a central role in developing the sophisticated African financial sector, in what is today a successful emerging economy. With deep roots in South Africa provide a strong base for our growth in Africa, and position us well to realise significant opportunities for clients doing business in the African markets.

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