After resigning his Managing Director position at Housing Finance, Mathias Katamba will take over the leadership role at the Development Finance Company of Uganda Bank Limited, marketed as “dfcu Bank”, as CEO starting from January 2, 2019.
According to an October 31 statement released by the bank, Katamba will replace Juma Kisaame who will be leaving dfcu in the first quarter of 2019 on retirement.
Announcing the management changes dfcu Bank Board Chairman Jimmy D. Mugerwa said, “Juma Kisaame has had notable achievements some of which include playing a key role in assisting dfcu Limited, the holding company, realign the shareholding that brought on board strategic partners like Arise Investments BV that include Rabobank, Norfund (later NorFinance) and FMO.
“He also led the most successful acquisitions in the banking industry in Uganda when dfcu Bank acquired some assets and took over some liabilities of Global Trust (U) Ltd Bank (In liquidation) in 2014 and later in 2017 acquired some assets and assumed some liabilities of Crane Bank Limited (In Receivership).’”
The chairman went on to express his appreciation to Kisaame for his professional and personal commitment during his tenure as CEO and his extraordinary leadership that increased shareholders value; saw dfcu Bank rise to become the second largest bank in the country; resulting in three-fold balance sheet growth to over three trillion Uganda shillings, a customer base of close to one million and a network of 65 branches.
Katamba has over 15 years’ experience in the Finance & Banking sector, 12 of which have been at C-Suite level.
With vast expertise in Strategic Management & Investor relations, Retail Banking and strong business acumen, Katamba holds a Master of Science in Financial Management from the University of London, has also attended the John F. Kennedy School of Education at Harvard University and the Advanced Leadership Programme at the University of Pennsylvania.
“We look forward to his taking the helm at dfcu and believe he is well placed to continue the progress of the bank, building on the successes of his predecessor to the benefit of all stakeholders, contributing to the very important business sector in which dfcu operates and to the growth of the Uganda economy as a whole,” Mugerwa concluded.