The FSD Uganda Governance Board

Our Board combines crucial skill sets that have enabled FSD Uganda to remain agile and respond to the rapid changes in the financial market.
Amani M'Bale
Board Chair, member of the Programme Investment Committee

Amani M’Bale

Robert Busuulwa
BOARD MEMBER, CHAIR of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee

Robert Busuulwa

Emma Mugisha
BOARD MEMBER, CHAIR of the Programme Investment Committee

Emma Mugisha

Rashmi Pillai
Board member, member of the Programme Investment Committee

Rashmi Pillai

Board Chair, member of the Programme Investment Committee

Amani M’Bale

Ms. M’Bale is an experienced Senior Advisor, with demonstrated leadership in Digital Financial Inclusion and Economic Development programs across Africa. She is currently Senior Program Officer for East Africa with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she works with the the Financial Services for the Poor program. Prior to this, Ms. M’Bale worked with USAID as a Senior Digital Health Systems Advisor and Senior Digital Financial Services Advisor. She holds a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University and Master of Business Administration degree from IE Business School.

BOARD MEMBER, CHAIR of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee

Robert Busuulwa

Mr. Busuulwa’s professional experience in public auditing and practice spans over 25 years. He is the proprietor of Mazars BRJ, a certified public accounting, audit, and tax advisory member firm of Mazars Group.

Mr. Busuulwa holds a Bachelor of Law from Thames Valley University, certification from the Investment Management Regulatory Organization (IMRO). He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda.

BOARD MEMBER, CHAIR of the Programme Investment Committee

Emma Mugisha

Ms. Mugisha is a seasoned banker with expertise in commercial banking, product development and commercialization, and treasury management.

Ms. Mugisha is currently the Executive Director of Stanbic Bank Uganda. She was previously Director Corporate and Investment Banking. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work & Social Administration from Makerere University and a Master of Business Administration in General Management from the Rotterdam School of Management – Erasmus Graduate School of Business.

Board member, member of the Programme Investment Committee

Rashmi Pillai

Ms Pillai is a global executive with more than 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 and previously CEO of Financial Sector Deepening Uganda.

Ms Pillai holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Spectroscopic Physics from Maharaja Sayajira University Faculty of Sciences.

DFF Advisory Committee

The Deal Flow Facility (DFF) is a technical assistance and match making initiative set up to address the persistent gap in accessing growth capital for emerging businesses in Uganda.
Kim Kamarebe
CHAIR OF THE DFF Advisory Committee

Kim Kamarebe

Keith Kalyegira
DFF Advisory Committee

Keith Kalyegira

Cristina Banuta
DFF Advisory Committee

Cristina Banuta

CHAIR OF THE DFF Advisory Committee

Kim Kamarebe

Ms. Kamarebe is an investment professional with over 15 years’ experience in investment banking, private equity investment, strategy and management consulting and corporate finance garnered in Europe, the U.S. and Africa.
She is currently the Managing Partner at Inua Capital. Prior to this position, Ms. Kamarebe served as the Managing Partner at Damascus Advisory, the Country Director for DFID-funded AgDevCo Uganda and the Head of East African Investments for TLG Capital. She previously worked at HSBC Bank’s Principal Investments Practice in London and at Goldman Sachs Investment Bank in London and New York. She has sat on and advises a number of corporate and philanthropic Boards in Uganda.
Ms Kamarebe holds a BS Financial Engineering Degree from Princeton University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

DFF Advisory Committee

Keith Kalyegira

Keith Kalyegira is the current Chief Executive Officer of Capital Markets Authority of Uganda. He has a wealth of experience in investment management, financial oversight and regulatory affairs having headed the Parastatal Monitoring Unit of Uganda’s Public Enterprises Reforms and Divestiture Program. He has led the reforms and establishment of retirement benefit schemes, and advised on institutional reforms in the electricity and water sectors in Tanzania (Zanzibar), Uganda, South Sudan and Rwanda. He was a senior executive in Shell Uganda and Shell South Africa’s commercial and aviation fuel’s divisions.

Keith holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from Makerere University, is a qualified Chartered Secretary, and graduated with an MBA from the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business.

DFF Advisory Committee

Cristina Banuta

Ms. Banuta is currently the Programme Manager for access to finance agri-business and land at the European Union Delegation to Uganda. She is charge of facilitating access to finance for Ugandan SMEs, particularly in the agribusiness sector. Prior to this, Ms. Banuta worked in Zambia, leading in the private sector development, business environment, trade, and EU economic diplomacy.
She is an economist by profession, with experience in international trade and intellectual property cooperation. She holds a Masters’ Degree in European Studies.

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