The management team of UBA Uganda is made up of a crop of seasoned and industry-recognized professionals, with diverse (but complementary) skills in various backgrounds, as well as depth of experience Over the years, these executives have brought their knowledge, experience and leadership to bear on the development and delivery of solutions (through products and services) to meet the needs of our customers and, in the process, contributing to sustaining the performance of the bank.
Sebaggala Mustapha Kigozi
Mustapha Kigozi is the former Executive Director, Secretary Board of Directors Uganda Manufacturers’ Association, as well as a member of its Advisory Council. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (HRM) from Islamic University in Uganda, MA (Education Management & Administration) and Bachelor of Arts, Education from Makerere University, Kampala.
He played an integral role in policy formulation, analysis & advocacy by studying social, development & economic policies, plans & programmes, and interpreting their implications towards a business enabling environment. Among the many achievements was Lobbying and influencing Government policies on Trade, Investment & industrial policy both National and Regional.
Mr Ssebaggala has more than 16 years of administrative experience as a school head and also served as a member of Board governors for Kibuli Secondary School, as the chairperson of the Finance Committee, and Nabisunsa Girls School for 10 years.
His strength in strategic planning will position the Bank to achieve the intended mission of its establishment.
Chioma A. Mang
Chioma is a seasoned banker with almost 3 decades of combined experience at top management and executive levels in banking spanning Treasury & Corporate Finance, Operations, Retail Banking, Corporate Banking, Business development, risk management, and a broad spectrum of executive management functions.
Noted for her visionary leadership with a global perspective in a very outstanding career in the UBA Group, Chioma worked in various Senior Management roles in Nigeria including the last position as the Regional Director, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The marketing strategist and disruptive thinker was appointed Managing Director/CEO of UBA Liberia in 2011 to reposition the subsidiary business for improved performance which she did remarkably in her five and a half years. Beyond managing the subsidiary and establishing the bank as a Systemically Important Bank, Mrs Mang during her tenure as MD/CEO of UBA Liberia also held the position of the Vice President of the Liberian Bankers Association and was instrumental in redefining the banking sector.
Following consistent accomplishment in maximizing corporate performance in Liberia, She was redeployed as Managing Director/CEO of UBA Gabon in 2016 again to position the subsidiary for a critical turnaround. Chioma significantly grew the Balance sheet and profitability of the subsidiary to an enviable standpoint and established the bank as the best Digital Bank in Gabon thus winning back-to-back the coveted “Banker of the Year” Award of the Banker’s Magazine (Financial Times, London) three times, from 2016 to 2019.
Against these background achievements, she was appointed the MD/CEO of UBA Uganda and has resumed in that capacity following the approval of the Central Bank of Uganda.
The rated banker is expected to deploy her wealth of experience and innovative approach in managing and growing the business of this UBA Group subsidiary while playing a critical role in the development of the industry in Uganda.
Chioma had her university education in the United Kingdom where she graduated with Honors in Law (LLB) from the University of Reading, England and holds a Master’s Degree in Commercial & Corporate Law(LL.M) from the prestigious University College London (UCL). She was successfully called to the Nigerian Bar. Chioma has attended various Executive Management Programs and Courses in her career journey.
She is a Performance-driven and insightful leader with a proven ability to achieve and exceed set goals/targets in a high-pressure environment. Her cosmopolitan dexterity facilities consulting with diverse persons and organization both in private and government sectors to delineate and analyse both financial and exogenous situations aimed at developing strategic solutions to achieve itemized goals. An innovative and creative leader adept in proffering solutions to arduous situations, Chioma is distinguished by an entrepreneurial drive to business. She successfully maintained the bank’s operations during the high business challenge occasioned by Ebola crisis in Liberia, collaborating with the Government and International NGOs to ensure uninterruptible services to the public in addition to the security of customers and staff.
She is an experienced and tested team-builder with strong People skills using uncommon panache to drive corporate excellence and growth through a culturally diverse disposition.
She is an acclaimed mentor having groomed astute professionals in the course of her brilliant career, and a passionate philanthropist. She is happiest when she has impacted positively on her environment and is driven by the desire to bring out the best in everyone she is privileged to meet.
Chioma joined the services of the United Bank for Africa in 1999 and today holds the enviable record in UBA Group as the only MD/CEO with a footprint in the three financial zones in West, Central and East Africa.
Chioma enjoys reading and travelling.
She is happily married, blessed with three wonderful children and is a practicing Christian.
Mr. Ebele holds a B.sc (Honours) degree in accounting from the University of Lagos and an MBA (IT & Management) from CASS business school London.
His professional career started at Price Waterhouse in 1991, before his foray into banking where he has spent the last two decades working at international banks such as Citi Bank and Standard Chartered Bank before joining UBA in 20014. His banking experience spans various areas of banking from Asset Based Finance to core Corporate Banking and Trade Finance.
Prior to his current role, he was MD/CEO, UBA Capital Europe and pioneer MD/CEO of UBA Liberia.
Alinaffe Kalule is an Economist by profession being a holder of Master of Business Administration, a Master of Arts in Economics from Boston University, Massachusetts, U.S.A and a Bachelor of Commerce – Banking (Honours) from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
Mr Alinaffe served in Bank of Uganda for over 15 years in senior executive positions ranging from Assistant Director to the position of Executive Director in charge of general Administration central to which was, accomplishing numerous goals in general administration, development finance oversight, strategic and operational planning, risk management, corporate governance, monitoring and evaluation.
He therefore brings to United Bank For Africa Uganda Limited great skill of corporate governance and art of administration as he is an active member to various committees among others is Board of Directors Member, ECLOF – Uganda, Governing Council Member, Chairperson of Appointments Board, and Finance Committee Member, Uganda Management Institute.
Ms Asmahaney is a lawyer and an Alternative Dispute Resolution practitioner by profession. She is a Partner with KTA Advocates, a specialized law firm focusing on technology, media, telecommunications, oil and gas, Intellectual Property & Construction law in Uganda. She holds a Masters in International Business Administration (MIBA) from ESLSCA International Business School (Paris), a Diploma in Legal Practice (LDC-MUK) and a Bachelors Degree in Law (MUK – 2nd upper-class Honors) and is a Chartered Mediator (MTI-EA).
She has over 13 years’ extensive experience from advising on several matters including; oil and gas, Project financing, Infrastructure development, Mining, National Content (including Joint venture structuring), Regulatory and compliance, Governance, Environment, Health and Safety, trade and investment.
Ms Asmahaney serves on the first-ever appointed Investment Advisory Committee (IAC) that advises the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development on the Petroleum Revenue Investment Reserve fund as provided for under the Public Finance Management Act, the Board of Directors for Greater Tomorrow African Initiative (GTAI) a Not profit Organization, the Governing Council of the East African Law Society as the Secretary General elect- Uganda’s representative and is a Judiciary support volunteer accredited by the High Court of Uganda to Mediate commercial matters before the commercial court division of the High Court.
Ms Asmahaney has demonstrated proven capabilities from legal advisory, project management, developing strategy to execution of solutions. She has also undertaken various leadership roles that include; board advisory, project management, partner, business development, human resource management and general business focal point lead. She has delivered projects and results across various competencies including; telecom, extractive (inclusive oil and gas), strategy and risk, construction, financing structures, Resettlement Action Plans and project management over the implementation of various solutions.
Rwamibazi A. Herbert
Mr. Herbert A. Rwamibazi has a rich professional and academic profile. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) of both Uganda and Kenya and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). He holds a double MBA from the Robert Gordon University in Scotland and Delhi University in India, as well as a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting Degree from Makerere University. He has a post graduate Diploma in the Mechanics of Private Equity from Middlesex University and most recently; in 2020, obtained a Private Markets Investment Program Certificate from Said Business School – University of Oxford.
He has over 25 years’ experience in executive management with an extensive track record in working with financial institutions, governments and public/private sector companies. He has led multidisciplinary teams delivering services and solutions in business management, transaction advisory investment structuring in different sectors across 25 countries in Africa.
He has previously worked with Ernst & Young, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, AH Consulting and currently works with AHC International Limited serving in Uganda, Kenya and Mauritius.
He brings to the Board of United Bank for Africa (Uganda) Limited practical experience in executive management, not only locally, but across different jurisdictions and in different industry sectors.
Ms. Josephine Olok is an experienced leader in IT with a track record of spearheading change and cost-effective IT business strategy and projects in oil and gas, banking, technology, postal service and NGO Sectors. She holds an MBA from the University of South Wales, a Masters of Sciences in Advanced Computing and Bachelors of Science in Computing Science from Imperial College – University of London.
She has over 25 years’ experience in technology having worked in various IT roles with different key employers such as World Food Program, Posta Uganda, Equity Bank Limited, Barclays Bank United and Tullow Oil amongst others, and she left a mark as a distinguished technology specialist. Her career path has seen her hold a managerial position with JET Schools and be appointed as a non-executive director of Bight of Benin Restaurant and Uganda Manufacturers Association.
She brings to the Board key experience in administration and technological advancement, which aligns with the aspirations of the Bank as it seeks to make technological breakthroughs in its services to the Ugandan market.
At UBA, we realise that our people remain our most valuable assets. Our people are our competitive edge in a highly dynamic and competitive banking environment. We have invested in the best performance management systems to ensure our people always have the cutting-edge skills to excel in what they do.
We also have in place financial and non-financial incentive schemes, including a staff recognition scheme to reward our high-performance staff members for excelling in their duties.
Our staff is multicultural, multilingual, and highly diverse in outlook, reflecting the richness and diversity of the 22 countries we operate in. Our people strategy is hinged on always seeking to employ the best people, and creating a conducive environment for them to excel in their work and to delight customers, while providing competitive remuneration and reward systems to retain our best hands.
UBA employees are fondly referred to as the ‘UBA Lions and Lionesses’, reflecting the confidence with which they deliver financial solutions to the bank’s customers.