Josephine has over 25 years in IT and has worked as a consultant and in IT Leadership positions in the Oil and Gas, Banking, Technology, Postal, Private and NGO sectors. She is the Director and Co-founder of LumJo Consultants Ltd a company established to address the gap in fit for purpose, affordable, locally available, locally developed and locally supported software in Uganda.
Henry Kevin Wava is the founder and managing Director at Sunbelt Holdings LTD .Henry is well adept at the latest accounting and financial regulations; credit and market risk trends and is able to meet client needs with diversified backgrounds. Build consensus with internal stakeholders and external third parties to successfully achieve goals.
Peter is currently the Country General Manager at Interswitch East Africa (Uganda) Ltd. His career spans over 15 years with roles in technology, business analysis and retail banking, including leading the Digital Finance departments in regional and local banks. He has extensive experience in developing and commercializing products, new customer acquisition, digital channel utilization and scaling plans in consumer services. Peter has also championed the use of technology to deliver responsive and responsible financial services to varied market segments including youth, women, refugees and small businesses.
He is highly driven and is passionate about leading and supporting teams to punch above their weight to deliver great products and customer experiences. Peter is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), holds a BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering from Kingston University and a Master of Business Administration (with Distinction) from the Edinburgh Business School. Alongside his service for FITSPA, Peter also serves on the Boards of The Leadership Team (TLT) and the New Vision Group as a non-Executive Director.
Doreen is responsible for driving the acquisition & growth of MFSAfrica Enterprise solutions across the continent.
She has over 12 years of experience in the financial services sector in Africa, driving channel and partnership development, stakeholder engagement, capacity building, last-mile delivery and management. With a deep understanding of the challenges, processes, & strategies related to launching and sustainably scaling DFS products & services, in emerging markets.Doreen is also the recipient of the inaugural Digital Impact Awards -Africa, “Women in FinTech Leadership Award- 2020”. This award seeks to recognize and appreciate a woman taking the lead in using DFS to promote gender equality.
Ms. Rashmi Pillai is a global executive with 17+ years of experience in impact investing, digital financial services, inclusive and competitive financial markets development and financial markets policy and regulation—across Africa and South Asia.
She is currently the Global Head of Public Policy for Wave Mobile Money. Previously she was the CEO at Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (FSDU). Prior to that she was a digital financial services technical expert to two organizations - CGAP, at the World Bank and the Better Than Cash Alliance at the UNCDF across multiple African countries.
Prior to the above she co-founded the "Sankalp Forum" - The first major impact investment deal flow platform in India for for-profit social enterprises and took it to scale. The forum has now expanded across South East Asia and East Africa.
Ms. Pillai has a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University on a Fulbright Scholarship. She also holds another Masters in Spectroscopic Physics from M.S. University Baroda, India.
Kenneth is currently the Cofounder and CEO at ioTec Limited - a financial technology company licensed and regulated by the Central Bank Of Uganda to build secure financial technology solutions that bring services closer to individuals and businesses through intuitive digital channels.
Kenneth has had a lustrous career of management, strategic execution and executive leadership within frontier, emerging and developed markets. In his previous roles, he has been exposed to leading and coordinating global teams working on technology-led projects in several diverse sectors such as investment banking, insurance, micro credit and financial technology.
Kenneth has fundamentally contributed to forming and shaping policy relevant to the financial technology sector through active stakeholder engagements, as well as cultivating industry wide partnerships and investor relationships.
Kenneth is an intense, smart, self-driven, and results oriented person with a high level of professionalism and a knack for financial technology.
He is currently an MBA Candidate at Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University. He also holds a Bachelor of Science (with distinctions) in Computer Applications from Sikkim Manipal University in India.
I am currently the General Manager of the Financial Markets department at Centenary Bank. My role is to deliver Centenary Bank’s Foreign Exchange, Money Markets and Fixed Income budgets by designing and implementing the appropriate strategies. I am also a member of the Bank’s Executive Committee (EXCO). Over the last 14 years in the Treasury environment, I have been exposed to the various trading desks and treasury products. This experience has not only helped develop my professional skills but also compliments my previous work experience, having also worked with: Stanbic Bank Uganda, Bank of Uganda (central bank), New York Life Securities and the Bank of New York.
I am a graduate of Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, having obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA). For my undergraduate degree, I went to New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business, having double majored in Finance & International Business. I am also Series 7 certified, making me a registered representative with the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD). I have also obtained a dealing certificate through ACI – The Financial Market Association. On the latter, I was the ACI Uganda Chairman/President from 2018 – 2021. I am the DeputyChairoftheTreasurersForumCommittee,undertheUgandaBankersAssociation(UBA). Iam also a member of the Uganda Institute of Banking’s Academic Board (Senate). Most recently I completed the Strathmore Business School/University of Capetown/CEO Summit “CEO Apprenticeship Programme” in November 2021.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading and am a basketball fanatic. I also double as a music producer and DJ, having produced music for several artists and played music at many events all over the continent.
Managing Director & CEO at MTN Mobile Money Uganda Ltd
A versatile individual with over 15 years’ experience in Banking and Digital Financial Services. A results-oriented personnel with expertise in various payment systems in the Financial Services sector. The Digital Financial Services agenda in fostering Financial Inclusion in Uganda and the wider geographies remains paramount in this journey. With the Shared Agent Banking Infrastructure model in Uganda, the focus is to scale up distribution touch points and rapid customer acquisition to achieve the National Financial Inclusion objectives.
Managing Director/CEO Managing Director/CEO MTN Mobile Money Uganda Limited
Key Performance Areas:
Ensure the development of Mobile Financial Services by putting in place a strategy, strategic growth plan, and providing clear direction and structure.
Deliver agreed business goals in accordance with overall business strategy with a high focus on Fintech workflow processes, the user experience (UX) as well as user journey mapping.
Responsibility for FinTech governance and compliance to national regulations and internal best practices
Provide overall direction for Financial Services by scanning and identifying new opportunities, analyzing changes in the competitive landscape, analyzing trends, costs, forecasts and implementing them for business value add.
Partner with the Sales Regional team to ensure that the distribution and merchant network has presence across the country and the distribution network is managed to deliver on the expected strategy.
Develop financial and mobile money ecosystem through strategic partnerships.
Strategic management of the overall financial performance of each Financial Services product and commercial expenses by analyzing and controlling financial reports, creating and administering commercial budgets
Evaluate operational processes for the Mobile Financial Services business area and improve opportunities to promote a customer focused culture.
Ensure that all SLAs are aligned to Mobile Financial Services Go-To-Market plan regarding agent creation, agent modification and commission payments
Build Partnership and SLAs to manage the different platform performance, upgrades and any other modifications.
Ensure all relevant activities, trends, revenues and costs in the Financial Services structure are reported on effectively for governance and business purposes.
Partner with Corporate Services division to ensure that the legal and compliance requirements of the Mobile Financial Services business are aligned to the regulatory laws of the Mobile Financial Services industry.
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Responsible for the overall operations of the Joint Venture Entity of Uganda Bankers' Association and Eclectics International. Supporting the implementation and roll-out of an Inter-operable Shared Agent Banking Technology and Agent Network Infrastructure across Uganda to bring convenience in the uptake of Digital Financial Services among the banked, under-served and unbanked population thereby harnessing Financial Inclusion in the country.
Airtel Uganda Airtel Uganda - Acting Airtel Money Director
Responsible for leading and managing the overall Airtel Money business, performance of the Airtel Money entity through analyzing and segmenting customers and market requirements, as well as trends to ensure that the business achieves its set goals.
I am committed to implementing clear strategies for access to markets across Africa. I am passionate about positively impacting lives in the digital economy by integrating transformational business processes into existing businesses through building networks, knowledge sharing, mentorship, and creating linkages in the ecosystems. Currently building and strengthening National Fintech Associations across Africa.
I have 15years of experience spanning across digital financial and mobile value-added services, fintech communities, regulators, start-ups, and investors. Current roles: General Secretary, Africa Fintech Network (AFN), Engagement Partner for Uganda’s Financial Technologies Service Providers Association (FITSPA).
Brian Kalule is a partner in our Kampala office and sector Partner for Technology Media and Telecoms (TMT) and Intellectual Property. He handles the firm’s TMT legal and regulatory aspects for both local and international clients. He advises some of the world’s leading companies in technology. LLB, Dip LP.