La banque / Message du Président
The story begins in 1922...
The Rawji family has been investing in the Congo for four generations. The Rawji family were both pioneers and visionaries. They ignored the turmoil that has blighted the economic, social and political life of the country. At times when others were leaving, we increased our presence, aware that a country such as the Congo, playing a key role at the heart of Africa and with significant human and economic potential, will sooner or later be called upon to play a leading role in the global economy.
Today, the family-owned group has several companies involved in commerce, industry and, more recently, finance. Because of its distribution network, the group can cover almost the entire country. Having been established for over 85 years, and with a history of continuous investment and development throughout the Congo, we have in-depth knowledge of the social fabric of the country and how its economy functions.
We are pro-active and can react in real time to market conditions and pressures.
... 80 years later, RAWBANK was established
Our in-depth knowledge of the market and the many needs of its economic operators encouraged us to invest in the banking sector, with the same entrepreneurial pioneering spirit that has always been the hallmark of the family. As a result, RAWBANK was established in 2002. We had been thinking about doing so since 1989, but the decision was put off by the upheavals that plagued the country in the '90s.
Our objective was to make state of the art technology and the latest banking and financial products available to our customers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We have been working on this since 2002 and we continue to do our utmost to ensure that we remain at the forefront, serving our Customers, who are the focus of our attentions. We want every customer to use RAWBANK's services as if they were his own; in the words of our catchphrase: « RAWBANK is my bank ».
On behalf of all the staff, management and the Board of Directors, I would like to thank all our customers - both corporate and individual - for their confidence in us. Together, we will continue to develop many new and exciting ventures.
Chairman of the Board of Directors