Board Of Directors

Prof. Ben Kiregyera
Chairperson Board of Directors

Prof. Kiregyera has been at the forefront of the statistical renaissance and associated statistical architecture in Africa. He has assisted many countries in Africa to reform their statistical systems and/or design their Statistical Master Plans/National Strategies for the Development of Statistics. He led a team of international consultants that designed the Reference Regional Strategic Framework for Statistical Capacity Building in Africa (RRSF) and wrote the first documentation on NSDS that was published by PARIS21 (Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century).
He is the initiator and Co-chair of the Editorial Board of the African Statistical Journal which is published by the African Development Bank, the initiator and member of the editorial Board of the African Statistical Newsletter which is published by the African Centre for Statistics at UNECA. He belongs to a number of international professional associations

Board

Mr. Michel Dubois
Director

Mr. Dubois is a seasoned professional banker with 37 years of experience within three large organizations, having worked in 8 different countries and on three continents. He has been responsible for 10 various set ups (branch, subsidiary, bureau) of Paribas and BNP Paribas among them and he had the opportunity to create two new set of the bank in Russia and Saudi Arabia.
His management skills and personal behavior have enabled him to operate efficiently with people of various race, nationality and religion. He has dealt with some of the biggest corporate entities worldwide such as Kwaneer (USA) TOTAL both in Africa and the Middle East.

 

Ms. Juliet Tumuzoire
Director

Ms. Tumuzoire boasts of over 10 years strategic management experience in the financial services industry with a bias in banking where she spent 14 years. She has proven experience in Digital Finance operations under the Mobile Network Operator-led model; designing and building innovative operational initiatives for both mass and niche clientele. From banking, Juliet moved into MTN Uganda to head the mobile financial services operations that covers Digital payments, Agent Management (none-trade), Mobile Financial Services (MFS) KYC and Customer Acceptance management
She continues to be the operational liaison in-country and at regional level with policy makers and implementers in the areas of Digital/Mobile payments, Financial inclusion, Anti-Money Laundering/and Anti-Terrorism Financing and National Payments policy design; also being an interlocutor at both national and regional forums. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Risk Management & Finance, an MBA in Behavioral Sciences and a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial & Fine Arts.

Mr. Robert Ongodia
Director

Mr. Ongodia is a financial services expert with over 20 years of hands-on operational experience in banking, Impact Investing, microfinance, SME lending and financial sector regulation. He has achieved positive results in the non-profit, public, private and educational sectors, including: transforming of non-profit MFIs to for-profit institutions and subsequent turn-around of MFIs from loss making to profitable ventures and strengthening financial sector regulation.

He has worked in institutions like Centenary Bank, Bank of Uganda, FINCA, MicroVest Capital Management LLC and Accion International.

 

Ms. Joyce Mary Acigwa
Director

Ms. Acigwa holds over 25 years of operational experience in banking and working with rural and peri-urban communities. She was the Chairperson of Uganda Agency for Development Limited (UGAD) a shareholder of UGAFODE Microfinance Limited (MDI) from 2012 to 2017 and Resident Director of UGAFODE Microfinance Limited from July 2009 to July 2010 during its transition from an NGO to an MDI.

She worked with Stanbic Bank Uganda and Uganda Commercial Bank in various capacities between 1984 and 2008. She was also a trainer at the Uganda Institute of Banking and Financial Services where she contributed to the development and revision of the syllabus in Banking and Management, Leadership skills including Microfinance approaches and practices.

Mr. Douglas Young
Director

Mr. Young is the Managing Director of Equity at MicroVest having served in various positions as Chief Investment Officer since 2014 and previously as the Managing Director of Investments and Investment Director, Latin America. He has experience in auditing and microfinance and prior to joining MicroVest was as a senior manager with the Ernst & Young Capital Markets Group in Santiago, Chile, where he managed Chilean cross-border transactions in the energy and banking sectors

Mr. Young holds an MBA from the University of California – Berkeley, Haas School of Business as well as the IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. He is a Certified Public Accountant and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting at Loyola College in Maryland

Ms. Olive Kabatalya
Director

Ms. Kabatalya is a financial services expert having accumulated 12 years hands-on operational experience in banking and over 20 years in microfinance institutions capacity building as a consultant. She has served in several countries in Africa and Asia and was part of two project teams that laid the foundation of microfinance capacity building in Uganda and Cambodia.

Her employment experience has been with the Uganda Commercial Bank (Now Stanbic Bank), the United Nations, Chemonics International, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Enterprising Solutions Global.

Shafi Nambobi
Chief Executive Officer/ Director

Mr. Nambobi is a microfinance expert with over 19 years’ experience in microfinance with strong leadership and institutional capacity building skills. He began his career as a Credit Officer in FINCA Uganda before assuming positions of credit supervisor, branch manager and Regional Manager. Between 2002 and 2006, Mr. Nambobi was the deputy operations manager in charge of village banking and later Supervision, Policy Compliance and managing Special Projects. In 2006, he moved to Uganda Finance Trust as the Chief Manager Operations, before becoming the Chief Operating Officer for FINCA Malawi for two years. He then joined Tujijenge Tanzania under AMSCO Manager Secondment program as Managing Director/Board member prior to joining Premier Credit Uganda as Chief Executive Officer/Board member.

He joined UGAFODE Microfinance Ltd (MDI) in May 2017 as Chief Executive Officer/Board member. He has a Bachelors’ degree in Public Administration specialized in Human Resource management and development, Masters in Microfinance, Diploma in Banking Management and PGD in Financial Management.