Our vision

Our vision - to be sub-Saharan Africa’s premier financial institution - is bold, ambitious, and most importantly, achievable.

Atlas Mara Limited is a rapidly growing sub-Saharan African financial services group listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Since its founding by Bob Diamond and Ashish J. Thakkar in late 2013, we have acquired, by way of four transactions, control of (or significant stakes in) banking operations in seven sub-Saharan African countries, including Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Rwanda and Nigeria, several of which rank amongst the fastest growing countries in the world.

“We plan to be a positive disruptive force in sub-Saharan African financial services. Atlas Mara is the perfect intersection of doing good and doing well.”

We believe in sub-Saharan Africa’s potential. We believe that the multi-faceted drivers of Africa’s growth will support a bright, sustainable future. We believe that access to financial services and competitive banking sectors can improve people’s lives. We believe that we can be a positive disruptive force in the markets in which we operate. We believe that we can create meaningful value for our stakeholders.

We intend to achieve this by:

  • combining our global institutional knowledge with our extensive local insights and experience;

  • harnessing our access to capital, liquidity and funding to both support growth and enhance the competitiveness of our existing operations;

  • leveraging technology to provide innovative and differentiated product offerings and excellent customer service; and

  • continuing to attract and retain top talent – people who share our passion for Africa and our mission to effect change.