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, CHAIR - HRCC

Amani M’Bale

Robert Busuulwa
BOARD MEMBER, CHAIR - AFRC

Robert Busuulwa

Emma Mugisha
BOARD MEMBER, CHAIR - PIC

Emma Mugisha

Deena M. Burjorjee
BOARD MEMBER, MEMBER - PIC

Deena M. Burjorjee

Fabian Kasi
BOARD MEMBER, MEMBER - AFRC

Fabian Kasi

George Kanyomoozi
BOARD MEMBER

George Kanyomoozi

Samuel Ssenyimba
MEMBER - PIC

Samuel Ssenyimba

BOARD CHAIR, CHAIR - HRCC

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 - AFRC

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 - PIC

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 - PIC

Deena M. Burjorjee

Ms. Burjorjee is an independent consultant with over 20 years of experience working in microfinance and private sector development, with a specific focus on financial inclusion policies, market facilitation and gender programming.

Ms. Burjorjee is currently a senior Financial Sector Specialist with The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) where she acts as the Strategic Advisor to FinEquity – a global community of practice for women’s financial inclusion. She is also the IFC upstream lead for the Middle East and North Africa. She holds a Bachelor of Arts – International Affairs – from the University of Maine and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).

BOARD MEMBER, MEMBER - AFRC

Fabian Kasi

Mr. Kasi is a finance and accounting specialist with expertise in accounting, audit, and finance management. Mr. Kasi is the current Managing Director of Centenary Bank Uganda Limited. Prior to this role, he was the Managing Director of FINCA Uganda Ltd, a microfinance deposit-accepting institution in Uganda.

Mr. Kasi holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Makerere University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Newcastle. He is also a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) of United Kingdom and a member of the Association of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda.

BOARD MEMBER

George Kanyomoozi

Mr. Kanyomoozi is a programme management specialist with over 14 years of experience in delivering and managing international development programmes of varying complexities.

He is currently the Deputy Team Leader and Senior Programme Manager at the UK’s Foreign Commonwealth Development Office (formerly DFID) in Uganda.

Prior to this, Mr. Kanyomoozi worked with the British Council as a Programme Officer and with Action for Development (ACFODE) as the Director of Programmes.

George holds Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from Makerere University Kampala and a MSc in Governance and Human Rights from Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi. He is also a certified International Project Management Professional for both Prince2 and PMD Pro.

MEMBER - PIC

Samuel Ssenyimba

Mr. Ssenyimba has over 15 years of professional experience in microfinance, smallholder and agriculture SME lending, social impact investing and international development finance. He presently works with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, managing a portfolio focused on digital innovation, rural risk, and agriculture finance. Prior to this role, he managed the Africa portfolio of a Zurich-based global impact VC fund.

Mr. Ssenyimba holds a Bachelor of Science – Agriculture Economics from Makerere University and a Master of Science – Development Finance from the University of Reading (United Kingdom).

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
Chairperson - DFF Advisory Committee

Kim Kamarebe

Keith Kalyegira
DFF Advisory Committee

Keith Kalyegira

Cristina Banuta
DFF Advisory Committee

Cristina Banuta

Chairperson - 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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