• Who we are
    • History
    • Members
    • Charter
    • Directors
    • Governors
    • Management
    • Organization
    • Partners
    • The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank, known more commonly as TDB, and previously PTA Bank, is a specialized African regional financial institution established in 1985 that provides short, medium and long term financing, across a wide set of sectors, both private and public sector clients, on sustainable and commercial principles.

    • Trade finance
    • Project and Infrastructure Finance
    • Environmental and Social Management Framework
    • The Banks mission is to finance and foster trade. socio economic development and regional economic integration through trade and development finance, funds management as well as advisory and agency services.

      Furthermore, TDB has a comprehensive Environmental and Social Management Framework for TDB Financed projects. TDB also undertakes continuous assessment of its financed projects to ensure adherence to global best practices of Environmental and Social issues.

    • Overview
    • Annual Reports
    • Funding
    • Highlights
    • TDB is a treaty-based, specialist regional multilateral development bank (MDB) that is investment grade, profitable and dividend paying. It operates on both market and sustainability principles, and does not offer concessional finance, as it is not a donor funded institution. Established by the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), it is owned by 23 sovereigns, mainly from eastern and southern Africa, both COMESA and non-COMESA sovereigns, as well as non-African sovereigns and institutional shareholders such as international financial institutions, pension funds and insurance companies

    • Our Interventions
    • By Sector
    • We provide various types of credit and guarantees, such as letters of credit, trade loans, and term loans, including agency backed loans, in various development sectors, with preference, where feasible, for transactions that have high levels of development impact and positive cross-border effects, including transactions that enhance the connectivity and complementarity of Member States. Equity financing is considered very selectively on a case by base. Other services provided include funds/asset management, advisory and agency services.

    • Careers
    • Consulting
    • Procurement
    • Young Professionals Program
    • The Bank is first and foremost a merit-based employer, where the paramount consideration in recruitment is integrity, efficiency and competence, both technical and international experience. The Bank, statutorily, seeks diversity in its recruitment, across Member States, gender and age. Nationals and the diaspora of Member States and Member Countries are eligible to apply to vacancies, provided they are under the age of 62. As a rule, the President and majority of the Bank shall always be nationals of Member States.


The Bank is governed by a Board of Governors (BOG), which is comprised of shareholders’  representatives and is responsible for exercising all the powers of the Bank. The BOG has delegated some of its functions to the Board of Directors (BOD) but still retains full powers and exercises authority over any such delegated powers. The BOD is responsible for the conduct and general operations of the Bank.

The President is the Chief  Executive Officer of the Bank and is responsible for the conduct and management of the business of the Bank on a day-to-day basis.

Our senior management comprise of the heads of each functional department as per the organizational structure below.

The Corporate Affairs and
Investor Relations Department

Responsible for initiating and strengthening TDB’s relationships and partnerships with its shareholders and partners through communication with a focus on Business  development.

The Finance Department

Responsible for ensuring timely  availability of accurate and readily usable financial information, and of adequate funds to meet all  operational requirements. Its main focus is thus on budgeting and  control, financial reporting and  resource mobilization and  management.

The Human Resources
& Administration Department

Responsible for the Bank’s human resources and administrative support services.

The Legal Department

Responsible for the Bank’s legal affairs.

The Projects and Infrastructure Finance Department

Responsible for developing the  pipeline, appraising the projects and taking them through the  documentation process up to first  disbursement.

The Trade Finance Department

Provides trade finance facilities to support export and import trade flows from, to and within the COMESA region.

The Portfolio Management Department

Responsible for the administration and monitoring of loans and  investments from first disbursement of funds through project  implementation.

The Compliance and Risk
Management Department

This is a governance, control and
assurance department responsible for managing and reporting of prevalent risks across the Bank and monitoring of compliance with
internal controls.