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Jacqueline Muna Musiitwa

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Jacqueline Muna Musiitwa

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Jacqueline Muna Musiitwa, Esq. is the Executive Director of Financial Sector Deepening Uganda.  She is the Founder and Managing Partner of Hoja Law Group, a boutique legal consultancy that represents clients in corporate governance, commercial and public law matters.   Jacqueline served as Legal Counsel and Assistant to the CEO and President of the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (PTA Bank) and Chief Legal and Investor Relations at Microcred Africa. She was also an advisor to the Director General of the World Trade Organization on matters of trade, economic integration and global governance and has been an Advisor to several African governments on matters related to trade, investment and energy.

She is a member of the Monetary Policy Advisory Committee of Zambia, the Board of Bank of Zambia, and has served on the boards of Microcred Zimbabwe Finance Limited and Prime Insurance in Rwanda.  She is on the boards of Crisis Action and the International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development.

Jacqueline has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at universities in the U.S. and Rwanda and frequently speaks at conferences and opines in the media on matters related to economic development, trade and governance.

She was a Young Global Leader 2011 (WorldRead More »

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Joan Larok

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

Joan Larok

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

Joan Larok is the Chief Operations Officer of Financial Sector Deepening Uganda. She leads the operations arm of the company and is responsible for managing FSD Uganda’s resources to effectively accomplish results at both strategic and operational level.

Before joining FSD Uganda, Joan was responsible for sourcing and managing research grants for medical research with a public university; leading the fundraising, grant making and management with two international charities as well as accounting and administrative roles in a local nongovernmental organization and a private company.

Joan holds a Master of Science degree in Development Economics, a Bachelor of Science Degree and is a fellow with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of UK as well as a trained facilitator for organizational development.

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Rashmi Pillai

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMES

Rashmi Pillai

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMES

Rashmi Pilllai is the Director of Programmes at Financial Sector Deepening Uganda. She is a Financial Services Specialist with over 13 years work experience driving private sector led development across East Africa and South Asia. Before joining FSD Uganda, Rashmi worked as a Technical Specialist with CGAP at the World Bank and the Better Than Cash Alliance at UNCDF.

Rashmi led CGAP’s global learning programs on merchant payments, innovative and scaleable solutions to credit needs of micro, small and medium enterprises, and digital credit. With BTCA, Rashmi supported the Rwandan Ministry of Finance in the development and finalization of their National Payments Systems Strategy.

Prior to this, Rashmi was the co-founder of the "Sankalp Forum" - one of the largest deal flow pipeline platforms for for-profit social enterprises and took it to scale. The platform today has expanded across South, and East Asia and East Africa. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Spectroscopic Physics and has a number of other certifications.

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Kampala, Uganda

Joseph Lutwama

HEAD OF BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

Joseph Lutwama

HEAD OF BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

Joseph Lutwama is the Head of Business Environment of Financial Sector Deepening Uganda. Joseph is a Financial Markets and Business Strategy Expert with vast experience in financial sector policy and regulation. Mr. Lutwama holds an MA in Economics and Planning from Makerere University with a strong background in research. He has over 10 years’ experience in undertaking research and consultancy assignments focused on economic and business development and advising on financial sector policy and regulation. Mr. Lutwama previously worked at the Capital Markets Authority as a Director responsible for research, market development and strategy and as a business analyst at UMACIS Consulting (now BDO East Africa).

Publications by Joseph Lutwama

  1. The 2017/18 Budget: The Financial Inclusion Challenge
  2. THE MOBILE DEBT TRAP: The Lion waiting to Pounce on its Prey
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Kampala, Uganda

Christopher Luwaga

LEGAL COUNSEL & COMPANY SECRETARY

Christopher Luwaga

LEGAL COUNSEL & COMPANY SECRETARY

Christopher Luwaga is the Legal Counsel and Company Secretary of Financial Sector Deepening Uganda. He is an attorney with several years multi-jurisdictional experience in the East African region. Christopher's focus is corporate governance and transaction advisory and has worked on several high value project finance and commercial transactions. He was previously a Senior Legal Manager at American Tower Corporation and before that an Associate in Bowmans' Uganda office (AF Mpanga Advocates). Christopher holds a Master of Laws degree from Duke University, a Bachelor of Laws degree from Makerere University, a Professional Diploma in Governance from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre.

Christopher was the Co-chair of the Uganda Communications Commission's Working Group on Infrastructure Sharing that developed the draft guidelines on telecommunications infrastructure sharing in Uganda. He also serves on the In-house Lawyers' Committee of the Uganda Law Society.

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Jimmy Ebong

RESEARCH SPECIALIST

Jimmy Ebong

RESEARCH SPECIALIST

Jimmy Ebong is the Research Specialist of Financial Sector Deepening Uganda. The research function at FSD Uganda provides evidence and knowledge that may be used by stakeholders to evolve policies, regulations, products, services and institutional arrangements that can steer the financial sector towards meeting the financial needs of low income Ugandans and small enterprises.

Jimmy Ebong is a research specialist contributing to the development and implementation of FSDU’s strategic and business plan, as well as overseeing rollout of research strategy and action plans, facilitating capacity building of colleagues and partners, as well as developing a funding strategy for the research pillar.

Before joining FSD Uganda, Jimmy was part of a team that initiated Match Maker Fund Management, an outfit managing SME Impact Fund in Tanzania. He worked as a senior advisor for local businesses and for various international public and donor funded projects promoting private sector and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) development in Eastern and Southern Africa. As a Senior Consultant, Jimmy successfully completed over 40 consultancy assignments in Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, South Sudan, Nigeria and in Uganda. He led numerous technical assistance, conducted diagnostic studies and formulated projects, conducted evaluations and research assignments, as well as implemented project onRead More »

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Godfrey Isingoma

RESULTS MANAGEMENT & LEARNING SPECIALIST

Godfrey Isingoma

RESULTS MANAGEMENT & LEARNING SPECIALIST

Godfrey Isingoma is the Results Management and Learning Specialist of Financial Sector Deepening Uganda, and oversees the design and implementation of the monitoring and results measurement (MRM) system and spearheads learning and adaption of best practices for improved decision making. He brings more than 15 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, and data management with several development partners in a number of thematic areas including livelihood, food security, environment, health and nutrition, and water and sanitation.

Prior to joining FSDU, Godfrey worked with the USAID funded Production for Improved Livelihoods & Nutrition Project that supported farmers and VSLAs, Civil Society Fund project funded by USAID, DANIDA, DFID, and Irish AID that supported 124 CSOs to implement projects related to health, agriculture and livelihood, HIV and AIDS, TB and Orphans and Vulnerable Children. He also worked with Save the Children in Uganda, and United Nations High Commissioner for refugees in monitoring and evaluation capacities.

He holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies and a bachelor’s degree in statistics both from Makerere University.

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Peter Kawumi

MANAGER COMPETITIVE STRATEGIES

Peter Kawumi

MANAGER COMPETITIVE STRATEGIES

Peter Kawumi is the Manager Competitive Strategies at Financial Sector Deepening Uganda.

Peter’s career spans over 10 years including various roles in technology, business analysis and retail banking, including heading digital finance departments. He has extensive experience in product development, customer acquisition, channel utilization and scaling strategies in the digital financial services (DFS) space.

Peter is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, holds a BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering from Kingston University and a MBA from the Edinburgh Business School. He has also attended various DFS-related, leadership, project management and market system development courses.

Publications By Peter Kawumi

  1. The Regulatory Tweaks that will Spring Refugees in Uganda to Economic Inclusion.
  2. The tip of the (data) iceberg in Uganda
  3. Quick! Let’s Triple the Number of Bank Accounts in Uganda
  4. Will Agency Banking be the required shot in the arm for the financial sector?
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Joel Muhumuza

MANAGER FINANCIAL SERVICES

Joel Muhumuza

MANAGER FINANCIAL SERVICES

 

Joel Muhumuza is the Manager Financial Services in the Access and Usage pillar at Financial Sector Deepening Uganda. Joel is responsible for working with partners on concept and product development as well as managing the partner project from concept to pilot. He is also the lead on several themes including microinsurance, linkage banking and digital payments, as well as being a key contributor to emerging areas in FinTech such as crowdfunding, cryptocurrency and mobile enabled securities.

Joel has 8 years’ experience working in financial services, 5 of them in financial inclusion and, in particular, the area of Digital financial services design and implementation. He was commercial lead on the launch of 4 products in the Ugandan market with MTN, Airtel, and Centenary Bank, Pride and Barclays Bank while at Grameen Foundation. He’s also worked as a financial services design consultant under the MM4P program of the United Nations Capital Development Fund in Uganda and Zambia, where he worked on the successful pilot of a mobile based service and has published a number of articles in various publications on digital finance and product adoption.

Joel holds an MBA , where he was a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Community and wasRead More »

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Alice Nakagwa

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Alice Nakagwa

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Alice Nakagwa is the Communications Officer of Financial Sector Deepening Uganda. She has working experience of over 20 years and has gained vast experience in documenting impacts, learning and knowledge management. Alice has worked in health, water, sanitation and agriculture sectors. She has experience in working with government and donor-funded programmes such as USAID, World Bank, DANIDA, DFID, EU, and Irish Aid; local governments; international NGOs (Management Sciences for Health, Chemonics International Inc.) and the Private sector.

Alice holds a Masters of Arts in Mass Communications from the University of Leicester, UK, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social work and Social Administration from Makerere University and is currently pursuing a PhD in Management at Swiss Management Center University, Switzerland. Her PhD thesis is focusing on Digital Finance and how it increases smallholder farmers access to financial services.

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Catherine Alejo

PROGRAMS OFFICER

Catherine Alejo

PROGRAMS OFFICER

Catherine Alejo is the Program Officer of Financial Sector Deepening Uganda. Her role entails supporting management of the Results Management Information System (RMIS) and providing support to other results management functions, learning, pillar and management functions. As well as supporting effectiveness and efficiency in partner performance and usage of lessons learned for improved programming.

Catherine from 2013 to 2016, before joining FSD Uganda, worked with USAID Production for Improve Nutrition project as an M&E Specialist. A project whose goal was to reduce the burden of malnutrition among vulnerable groups which included Children aged 5 to 17 years, HIV/AIDs positive Adults, pregnant and lactating mothers. The project focused on three components which included Supply chain for nutrition supplements to 120 Health facilities country wide, Livelihoods and Agriculture and Orphans and Vulnerable Children. She led, coordinated and Managed M&E activities at the Eastern Regional Officer, this role involved; Supervision of all staff at the regional office, Management of budgetary and financial controls at the regional office, Development of regional quarterly work plans, Conduct quarterly project performance assessments and disseminate findings to management and technical staff and representation of  the project in technical meetings and workshops. In addition, She provided support and Management of M&E SystemRead More »

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Evelyn Nakato

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Evelyn Nakato

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Evelyn Nakato is the Executive Assistant of Financial Sector Deepening Uganda Management. She is a Human Resources (HR) and Administration Specialist with over five years of experience. Before joining FSD Uganda, Evelyn worked at Roke Telkom, a leading internet service provider, as HR Administrator, responsible for HR, Administration, Operations, Fleet Management and general procurements. Evelyn also worked as Administration Officer with Makerere University, School of Medicine where supported the day to day running of the Dean’s office. Previously, she has also worked at Orange Uganda Limited as Contact Center Executive and as Billing Officer at Umeme Ltd.

Evelyn holds a Master of Arts in Public Administration and Management; a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management; a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences; a Certificate in Customer Care and Public Relations, as well as a Certification in Project Management. Evelyn is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Monitoring and Evaluation.

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Rashidah Namatovu

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Rashidah Namatovu

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Rashidah Namatovu is the Office Administrator of Financial Sector Deepening Uganda. Rashidah has over 11 years work experience in Administration, Human Resources and general operations in development and non-governmental organisations. Rashidah holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from Uganda Management Institute, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Sciences from Makerere University. Rashidah worked as Office Manager at Water Aid Uganda until December 2017 before then she worked in other with Child Fund International in operations and administrative roles.

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Martin Agaya

I.T SPECIALIST

Martin Agaya

I.T SPECIALIST

Martin is the I.T. Specialist at of FInancial Sector Deepening Uganda. Martin is an I.T specialist with 5 years of experience working directly with computer technology. He has vast experience in the IT field focusing on basic IT services such as PC & LAN networking to more sophisticated technologies such as server-based configuration, website and mobile apps development as well as graphics design.

Before joining FSD Uganda Martin worked with Joetrix Infotech Limited as a User and Systems Support Engineer. He served in the same capacity at Empire Microsystems for one of their clients FSD Africa, Web and Applications Developer at Microcare Solutions & M:lab East Africa (Mobile-based applications testing intern).

While out of office Martin loves travelling and discovering new destinations, playing computer games and watching rugby/ football.

Martin holds a BSc in Computer Science, and has plans to pursue certifications in Cloud and Data Science.

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Kampala, Uganda

Getrude Nakyobe

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Getrude Nakyobe

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Getrude Nakyobe is the Administrative Assistant of Financial Sector Deepening Uganda. She supports day-to-day administrative tasks by helping with accounts (petty cash & accountabilities), invoicing, LPOs & supplier deliveries, contacts database, office management, logistical arrangements, transport and hotel bookings. She joined FSDU in May 2015.

While out of office, Ms. Nakyobe is a tourist who loves connecting with nature and discovering destinations. She is also passionate about swimming for leisure, as well as attending get-together & parties.

Getrude holds a BSc. Accounting and Finance and an ACCA Level 2 Professional.

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Francis Makale

DRIVER

Francis Makale

DRIVER

Francis Makale is the Driver of Financial Sector Deepening Uganda with experience spanning over 27 years. He is passionate about being on the wheel and his expertise and wealth of knowledge on the road is adorable.

Prior to joining FSD Uganda, Francis has been on the wheel for organizations such as Action for the Rights of Children, Delta Force Protection Company, Crown Beverages (Pepsi Cola). He happens to also have experience on in Front Office work having served as an Office Assistant at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Francis is the perfect example of a good time-keeper & team player. While out of office, Francis spends most of his time farming and being a father.

He holds a Certificate in Defensive driving, a valid Driving Permit and is also licensed to drive Heavy Commercial vehicles.

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