• 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’s mission and core values articulate what we in TDB stand for and how we work  with our clients, our partners and each other. Our commitment to becoming a world-class  financial institution demands excellence in every respect.

Our conduct, therefore, is inspired by the high ethical standards enshrined in the Bank’s  Code of Professional Ethics which sets forth standards of conduct for staff and management  to discharge duties and responsibilities with honesty, objectivity, diligence and loyalty.

The Bank is an equal opportunity employer and we believe that recruitment from a diverse  geographical background enriches the institution with skills that enhance the quality of our  human resources and ultimately the achievement of our objective of contributing to the  economic development of the Eastern and Southern African region.

The Bank deliberately sets out to recruit and develop high quality staff members from our  member states who have the ability to meet the high standards of performance that will be  expected of them. We offer our employees competitive salaries and additional benefits that  are commensurate with the standards of excellence that are expected of an international  organization of our stature. Positions are advertised under the Vacancies webpage on the Bank’s website, as they  become available.


The Young Professionals Program is designed to attract a pool of young and talented multidisciplinary individuals from TDB member countries,  with outstanding educational and leadership qualities.

The program provides participants with a well-structured intervention that is designed to further develop their professional and leadership  capabilities and to support the Bank in meeting its operational requirements in the mid to long term.