By Gloria Nakiyimba
Mathias Katamba will be taking over the leadership of DFCU bank in January 2019 and will be taking over from Chief Executive officer Juma Kasame . After eleven illustrious years Juma Kasame is finally bowing out as Chief Executive Office at the second largest Bank in Uganda,
“Mr. Juma Kisaame will be leaving DFCU in the first quarter of 2019 on retirement and will be succeeded by Mr. Mathias Katamba. “Mr Katamba will take over the leadership role at dfcu Bank as CEO starting from January 2, 2019.” said board chairman Jimmy Mugerwa.
He says Mr. Kisaame has played a pivotal 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 ) and FMO.
According to Chairman Mugerwa, Kisaeme also led the most successful acquisitions in the banking industry in Uganda when the 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 .
During his tenure as CEO Kisaame 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. The incoming new CEO Katamba, has more than fifteen) years’ experience in the Finance & Banking sector.
“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 noted.
Mr. Katamba also has expertise in Strategic Management & Investor relations, Retail Banking and strong business intelligence. He has been working Housing Finance bank.
He holds an M.Sc. 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 Program