Proff. Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile

Governor, Bank of Uganda

Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile is a Ugandan economist and banker. He is the governor of the central bank of Uganda. He was first appointed to that position on 1 January 2001 and was this year 2021 re-appointed to serve for another five-year term. He is the longest serving chief executive in the Bank of Ugandas history. He is credited with many of the sound economic policies adopted by the Uganda government at the urging of the central bank during the 1990s and the first decade of the 2000s. Tumusiime-Mutebile is the chancellor of the International University of East Africa a private university established in 2011 with an urban campus in Kampala Ugandas capital.

Dr. Patrick Ngugi Njoroge

Governor, Central Bank of Kenya

Patrick Ngugi Njoroge is a Kenyan economist banker and the 9th governor of the Central Bank of Kenya.Njoroge was born in Kakuma Kenya circa 1961. He attended Mangu High School from 1973 until 1976 for his O-Level education. From 1977 until 1978 he attended Strathmore College for his A-Level studies. He entered the University of Nairobi in 1979 graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1983 and a Master of Arts in Economics in 1985.

From 1987 until 1993 he studied at Yale University graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy in economics.Following his masters degree he worked in Nairobi as a planning officer at the Kenyan Ministry of Planning from October 1985 until August 1987. Following his PhD studies he worked as an economist at the Kenyan Ministry of Finance from March 1993 until December 1994.From April 1995 until October 2005 he worked at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington D. C. first as an economist and later as a senior economist. From November 2005 until December 2006 International Monetary Fund (IMF) Ex-Officio Member of the Board of Governors Financial Stability Board (FSB) Member of the Regional Consultative Group for Sub-Saharan Africa.

Mr. Akeem Olujinmi Lawal

Divisional Chief Executive Officer at Interswitch Group

Akeem is part of the founding management team at Interswitch Group and currently leads the Payments Processing division of Interswitch Group as Divisional Chief Executive Officer.He has over twenty (20) years experience in electronic payments payments technology strategy and business management. His experience includes the implementation and management of projects in the Financial Services sector Information and Communications Technology as well as in the Oil Gas industry. He was the head of the Engineering team that built the InterSwitch Super Switch infrastructure.

Prior to joining Interswitch he worked in the Petroleum and ICT Industry working in both TELNET (Nig) Ltd in Lagos and Oildata Wireline Services Port Harcourt. He has been a integral part of the Fintech revolution in Africa not only as co-founder of the first African fintech Unicorn but has also been involved in supporting Fintech companies in various capacities across the continent. He is an enthusiast of the intelligent use of technology for the transformation of Africa. He has a passion is for creative endeavour and ground breaking innovation. He has been at the forefront of new technology developments in oil and gas with Oildata and payment systems technology with InterSwitch.

Mr. Mathias Katamba

Chief Executive Officer Dfcu Bank Uganda/ Chairman Uganda Bankers Association

On the 14th May 2021 Mathias Katamba was re-elected to serve a second term as the Chairman of the Uganda Bankers Association. Mr. Katamba is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of dfcu Bank the second largest commercial bank in Uganda. Prior to joining dfcu he was the Managing Director of Housing Finance Bank for 5 years. Mathias has over fifteen years experience in the Banking and Financial services sector twelve (12) of which have been at C-Suite level. He holds a Masters of Science in Financial Management from the University of East London UK a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Greenwich and Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. He has also attended several advanced executive leadership trainings.He has previously served as Chairman of the Uganda Institute of Banking and Financial Services and is a Director at UAP Old Mutual General Insurance.

Mr. Raghav Prasad

Division President, Sub-Saharan Africa, Mastercard

In January 2018 Raghav took on the role of Division President for Sub-Saharan Africa based out of the regional headquarters in Dubai. In this role Raghav will be focused on establishing the Mastercard brand presence in Africa deploying innovative payment solutions and partnering with local governments and regulators. Focus is placed on advancing Mastercards business in Africa and the organisations goal of developing a world beyond cash.Since joining Mastercard Raghav has held a number of leadership roles at country regional and global level contributing significantly to various areas of the business.

In early 2017 he held the position of President Payment Gateway Services where he was responsible for the strategic direction and global end-to-end management of the business. Raghav is not new to the Middle East and Africa region he previously held the position of General Manager for the Gulf Countries responsible for all aspects of Mastercards business in the region giving him a solid foundation for his new role as Division President for one of the fastest growing divisions in International Markets (IMK) for the technology company.With almost 30 years of experience in the financial sector Raghav has previously held leadership positions at Citbank and RBS Group UK. During his six years at RBS he moved from being the Managing Director of Global Commercial Cards to serve as Managing Director of Global Merchant Services (WorldPay). During this time he was also a member of the global management committee of the Transaction Banking Group at RBS.

Mr. Vincent Waiswa Bagiire

Ministry of Information, Communication, Technology (ICT) and National Guidance.

Vincent is a thought leader in the ICT-for-development field in the region and internationally. He holds an MBA (Hons) Glasgow Caledonian University MSC (Hons) in Macroeconomics University of Bradford Computing and Information Science University of Derby Library and Information Science Makerere University. Formerly the Chief Executive Officer Bridges org a Washington DC based IT policy not-for-profit is now Permanent Secretary Ministry of ICT and National Guidance in the Government of Uganda.Before joining the Ministry he was a Member of Parliament and Chairperson Parliamentary Sessional Committee on Information and Communication Technology.He also established the Centre for International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) as well as BROSDI a non-profit organization Uganda. He is an Ashoka Fellow for life Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow and a Young Global Leader of World Economic Forum.He has also attended professional courses at Said Business School University of Oxford Wits University in South Africa and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy among others.


Mr. Joseph Lutwama, BA (Arts), MA EPP

Director Programs, FSD Uganda

Joseph Sanjula Lutwama is the current Director of Programs at Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Uganda. Mr. Lutwama is a Financial Markets and Business Strategy Expert with a strong background in Economics and Research. Mr. Lutwama previously was the Director Research and Market Development at the Uganda Capital Markets Authority. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Arts) in Economics and French (Beginners) and a Master of Arts in Economics and Planning from Makerere University. He has 20 years’ experience in undertaking research and consultancy assignments focused on economic, business and Financial Sector development.

Experience in Financial Inclusion

Mr. Lutwama has 15 years’ experience in financial inclusion. He started out at the Capital Markets Authority designing and implementing financial education programs before joining FSD Uganda whose major focus is financial inclusion.

Mr. James Onyutta

Managing Director, FINCA Uganda Limited (MDI)

James is a seasoned banker professional accountant finance specialist and a certified risk expert. As CEO and Managing Director of FINCA Uganda James responsible for the day-to-day management of the Company which includes direct responsibility for the management of the economic and human resources of the Subsidiary its operational and financial performance as well as the development of its institutional capacity. He has held various portfolios at senior management including As CEO of Chief Finance Officer both FINCA Tanzania and subsequently FINCA Uganda and Chief Accountant at Finca Uganda. James is an outcomes-orientated manager who does not lose sight of the details is always cognizant of the process balancing means and ends appropriately at all times. James has great energy enthusiasm excellent creativity and is very good in finance.

Mr. Ivan James Ssettimba

Head Africa Office, Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI)

Ivan is an analytical focused self-driven professional with numeric analytical research and communication skills that I bring to my work. He is a seasoned banker and financial specialist having worked with the Bank of Uganda in different portfolios including Deputy Director Financial inclusion Assistant Director National Payments Systems Division Principal Banking Officer and Senior Banking Officer. Ivan is a Price2 Certified Practitioner and Payments and Settlements Systems Specialization Fellowship and rethinking financial inclusion certification from Harvard University.

Mr. Timothy Musoke

Chief Executive Officer, Laboremus Uganda Ltd

Timothy is a co-founder and CEO of Laboremus Uganda a fintech delivering digital infrastructure that enables financial institutions go digital. My forte is analyzing business problems and identifying the most appropriate digital solutions in the financial sector. Laboremus vision is to leapfrog financial services on the Africa continent by leveraging technology.Timothy possesses a passion in developing young talent and turning them into hyper productive engineers. This passion translated into Laboremus co-founding Refactory a top tech academy in Uganda. The academy transforms aspiring software developers into industry ready professionals.


Mr. James Byaruhanga


James has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry having served as a manager for several leading telecom companies and internet service providers. He oversees the daily business and commercial operations of Raxio Uganda and works closely with customers to ensure a high quality of service.James carries a wealth of expertise and knowledge about Ugandas market dynamics as well as an extensive network of enterprise and telco connections.

James previously held a variety of positions including Principal Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer at Roke Telkom a leading-edge alternative internet service provider. He was responsible for the companys technical infrastructure and planning for Rokes operations both in Uganda and in neighbouring countries such as Kenya Rwanda Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Prior to Roke James spent 5 years at MTN Uganda in various technical consulting roles and 3 years at Africa Online in Uganda and Ghana.

Mr. Paul Nel

Head of Innovation Experian Africa

Paul is a corporate journeyman with a passion for entrepreneurship innovation and bringing relevant products and services to the market. Paul has worked in FMCG Financial Services and the entrepreneurial world for over 25 years across Africa, Asia and China. Currently Paul is running the innovation platform for Experian Africa in order to bring opportunity to life.

Mr. Soren Heitmann

Operations Officer, IFC

Soren leads the Applied Research and Learning program for IFCs Financial Institutions Group. He works at the nexus of data-driven research and technology to deliver learning and innovation for IFCs Africa advisory services projects on SME Banking and Digital Financial Services applying these insights to increase operational value and realize positive development impact. He has a background in cultural anthropology database management and software engineering. He authored the Data Analytics and Digital Financial Services Handbook and has published research in prominent academic and professional journals.


Dr. Tumubweinee Twinemanzi

Executive Director Supervision, Bank of Uganda

Tumubweine Twinemanzi is a Ugandan economist and central banker who effective 7 February 2018 serves as the Executive Director of the Bank Supervision Directorate of the Bank of Uganda the countrys central bank and national banking regulator. Prior to his appointment to his current position he served as the Director of Industry Affairs and Content (Economic Affairs) at the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC).

Mr. Shehryar Ali

Country Manager East Africa, MasterCard

Shehryar is an experienced payments & digital financial solutions expert with over 19 years of experience working for well reputed banks in Africa & Asia. He started his career at Citibank Pakistan, followed by a decade at Barclays and Mashreq Bank in Egypt. More recently, he was heading the Retail and SME Banking business at Bank One, Mauritius.

Shehryar is a graduate of University of Texas at Austin, specializing in Computer Sciences. Over his career, he has launched many firsts and successfully led Credit Card issuing/acquiring, Ecommerce, Mcommerce, consumer lending, Retail and SME business. He has designed open payments platforms and launched X-border propositions through Partnerships with FIs and third-party service providers.

Shehryar is a Tech Enthusiast and enjoys staying at the forefront of developments in the digital space while actively participating in African and Asian Fintech forums.

Ms. Anne Juuko

Chief Executive Officer, Stanbic Bank Uganda

Anne Juuko is the Chief Executive of Stanbic Bank Uganda. Anne has a wealth of experience in the financial industry with regional and global expertise in banking for over 20 years. She has been a part of the Standard Bank Group for over 8 years having joined as Head of Global Markets for Stanbic Bank Uganda and was later appointed Head of Corporate and Investment Banking at Standard Bank Namibia.

Anne started her banking career in 2001 worked in various roles before being appointed as Vice President Head Fixed Income Currencies and Commodities at Citibank Uganda Limited and was later seconded to Citibank Kenya as Vice President Customer Sales and Derivatives Marketing. She later joined Stanbic Bank Uganda in 2012 as Head of Global Markets and in 2017 was appointed Head of Corporate and Investment Banking Standard Bank Namibia and served on the Executive Committee to drive the strategic vision and deliver on business priorities for the Corporate and Investment Banking division.

Mr. Peter Kawumi

Country General Manager, Interswitch/ Board Chairman Financial Technology Service Providers Association (FITSPA)

Peters career spans over a dozen years with roles in technology project fund management 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 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.


Mr. Hosea Naturinda Makuru

Head Information Security, Stanbic Bank Uganda

Hosea is a visionary Information Security Leader with over fourteen (14) years’ experience in Technology Risk and Information Security Management for Banks, FinTech's and Telecoms across different markets in Africa and the UK. He is currently working with Stanbic Bank Uganda as the Head Information Security.

He has established Information Security Management Programs, built and managed diverse teams responsible for Governance, IT risk assessments and Penetration testing, designing and implementing controls for Financial Systems, Infrastructure Security, Responding to Incidents, monitoring digital infrastructure for anomalies and suspicious activity, testing controls through audits to ensure they are operating as intended to protect business systems. Prior to joining the Stanbic Bank, He worked with Housing Finance Bank for 6 years as a Senior Manager IT Security; establishing the Bank’s pioneer Information Security Program. Hosea started his post graduate career at the Global Assurance and Advisory firm Ernst & Young as Systems Security Analyst.

Dr. Vilius Benetis

Cyber Security Consultant

Cyber security professional, focused on mission to Secure Digital Environments via:

1. Constructing and modernizing CSIRT/SOCs for nations, sectors, critical infrastructures, MSSPs. Consulting governments on CII methodologies to choose and implement

2. Building CII sensor networks and national Internet infrastructure monitoring for situational awareness and response

3. Enabling resolving national security and law enforcement challenges by automation of digital forensics and intelligence analysis processes

4. Creating technological resilience to cyber threats for organisations by designing and implementing needed technology change

5. Assisting organisations to assess risk and compliance for cyber threats

He has good knowledge of finance sector, energy sector, government sector, defense sector needs for handling cyber threats. Existing experience covers: national cybersecurity strategy, incident response and resolution, centralized forensic labs establishment, OSINT instrumentation, early warning capabilities, cyber- Infosec architect capabilities include: infrastructure design, integration and implementation projects experience (for ex. SIEM, PAM, EDR, authentication, encryption solutions, forensics, GRC). Leads a team of IT/cyber security experts. Active researcher, contributing to ISACA CSX and activities, trainer for ISACA CSX-F. Speaker for different cybersecurity for national and international events on how to achieve sanity in cybersecurity.

Ms. Caroline Marion Acio

Office of the Director Public Prosecutions

A Qualified Lawyer, working as a Chief State Attorney, and Head, Cyber Crime Unit in the Office of the Director of Public prosecutions (ODPP), with 20 years of professional practice as a criminal prosecutor, in courts of record, ten years specialising in corruption and white-collar cases, and six at a Senior Management level. Has successfully prosecuted several high-profile corruption cases including cybercrime cases in the country, and several thereafter. Has guided the Police on complex issues regarding digital investigations. Oversees the management of cybercrime cases and other cases involving digital investigations.

Holds a Master of Laws in Computer and Communications Law from Queen Mary University of London; specialising in cybercrime, Digital investigations, Information Security, European Union (EU) Data Protection Law, with a deep understanding of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other Global privacy legal regimes as well as their practical application to the Administration of Justice; a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration and Management; Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, and Bachelor of Laws, among others; A Certified Fraud examiner (CFE) and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E).

Mr. Andrew Mubiru

Director Forensics, Uganda Police Force

Andrew is the Director Forensic Services for the Uganda Police Force. He is passionate about technological advancements towards combating crime. He is currently leading a team with a mission to; support the administration of justice, enhance the value of forensic science, and inspire the next generation of forensic practitioners. He holds a MSc in Forensic Science from Kings College London.

Andrew has 17 years of working experience in public sector as a forensic practitioner. He has supervised several key forensic investigations and testified as an expert witness in numerous cases. Andrew superintends over the Cyber Crime Unit of the Uganda Police Force that has been at the center of combating cyber-crime and related offences. He recently led a multi-agency team that unraveled the mystery surrounding the 2020 mobile money fraud.

Andrew is an Affiliate Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic science (UK), a PECB Certified Lead Assessor for ISO17025 and Lead Manager for ISO21500, a Forensic Expert on International Criminal Investigations as part of the Roster of Experts for the Justice Rapid Response based in the Hague.


Mr. Michael Niyitegeka

Program Director Refactory at Clarke International University

Michael is the ICDL Africa Country Manager for Uganda. He is passionate and practices Leadership Development Business Technology Strategy and Business Advisory services. He holds an MBA from MsMESAMI Business School and is a Franklin Covey Certified Facilitator.He possesses 19 years of working experience in both the private and public sectors. Michael worked with Makerere University for 12 years in varied capacities as a researcher trainer and head of Corporate Relations. He also worked with coffee exporting firm managing supply side operations in western Uganda. He has extensive consulting experience with government private regional and international institutions.Michael was a member of the ICT Technical Working Group of the Presidential Investor Round Table and the Advisory group for the Government of Uganda on the 4th Industrial Revolution Technologies. He is a member of several technology innovation review panels both locally and internationally. He is a Rotarian and is passionate about mentoring the next generation of technology business leaders.

Ms. Julie Kugonzebwa Tumuzoire

Financial Services, FSD Uganda

Juliet is a Financial Services Specialist with indepth knowledge and experience in payment solutions with regards to customer needs productsservice design and build distribution and delivery channels and reengineering processes operating and business models. She has 13 years of banking experience (of which 10 are at senior management level including 6 years of executive management) with distinguished performance in projectchange management process improvement alignment and service management.