Welcome to Absa Bank Uganda Limited
Absa Bank Uganda Limited is part of Absa Group Limited, an African financial services group that aims to be the pride of the continent. Absa Group Limited is listed on the JSE in South Africa and is one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups with a presence in 12 countries across the continent and around 42, 000 employees.
We’re committed to finding local solutions to uniquely local challenges and everything we do is focused on adding value. To this end, we offer our clients a range of retail, business, corporate and investment, and wealth management solutions. We also ensure a positive impact in all the countries where we operate.
We’re a truly African brand, inspired by the people we serve and determined to always be brave, passionate and ready so that we can make our continent proud.
We aim to play a shaping role in society and be an active force for good by:
Earning trust: By acting with fairness and providing just outcomes for all stakeholders and becoming known for reliability by delivering consistently on our promises
Shaping societies: By contributing significantly to the communities in which we operate, thereby enhancing the continent’s economic growth and development
Promoting inter-generational sustainability: By being accountable for our impact on the environment and building viable communities by evolving as their needs change
Driving thought leadership: By providing insights that help the industry to develop new and innovative ways to solve society’s challenges
A sponsorship is the acquisition of rights to create associations between a brand and a property, delivering measurable benefits to the sponsor as part of its business and brand strategies.
We look for sponsorships that will help form positive associations with our brand. Our brand purpose is to help people achieve their ambitions in the right way and we are looking for sponsorship partners that can support us with that ambition.
- Arts and culture — including popular culture and entertainment
- Sport — from global to local properties
- Thought Leadership — we are at the forefront of a changing banking industry and we want to be associated with like-minded properties and organisations that will help create distinction from our competitors
As an iconic brand, we attract a huge amount of sponsorship requests. In order to meet our sponsorship objectives, it is our policy not to sponsor the following categories:
- Political or religious associations
- Sponsorship properties which already have given significant brand exposure for our competitors in banking
- Sponsorship properties that are perceived to have or encompass a violent or dangerous nature (e.g. boxing)
- Sponsorships where Absa or its colleagues may have — or be perceived to have — a conflict of interest
- Sponsorship of teams (by exception only)
- Sponsorship of individuals (by exception only)
- An event that is due to commence within the next two months
Please check the 'Applying for sponsorship' section for the details we require for any application and submit your details to email@example.com.
Please provide the following information:
- Your name
- Your company's name
- Your telephone number
- Your email address
- Your postal address
- Your name
Please provide very brief answers to these questions:
- Name of your sponsorship
- A one-line description of the sponsorship
- The fee being sought, inclusive of all taxes
- The term of the sponsorship, including the month and year that it starts and ends
- The territory (and whether local, national, regional or global)
Please provide longer, more descriptive information as detailed below:
- Describe the sponsorship being proposed.
- What are the primary objectives of the sponsorship?
- What benefits would rights-holders expect to receive from their investment?
- How will the benefits be measured?
- Please provide any supporting information for the sponsorship opportunity.
Executive Director and Chief Finance Officer
Michael was appointed Executive Director in 2013 and has been Chief Finance Officer for Barclays Uganda since 1 November 2012.
He is an experienced financial executive with over 22 years’ experience in the financial services Industry and is currently the chairperson of the Uganda Bankers Association Chief Finance Officer’s Forum.
Prior to this, he was the Financial Controller still at Barclays Uganda for more than 6 years. He has held various roles in the bank, including Head of Financial Reporting, Finance Officer, and Clearing Officer, as well as in Nile Bank as a banking officer.
Michael holds a master’s in business administration from Oxford Brookes University; he is a certified chartered accountant and holds a bachelor of commerce in accounting. He is a fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) and member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU).
Corporate Banking Director
Irene Mutyaba is the Corporate Banking Director at Absa Bank Uganda Limited. She is a seasoned banker with vast knowledge in the banking industry that spans over 17 years.
She has experience across all segments of corporate and investment banking having served in various positions as head of global corporates, head of local and international corporates, head of commodity traders and agriculture among others. Irene started her career at Standard Chartered Bank in 2004 and has worked in numerous markets to gain international experience, including in Ghana, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates.
Irene holds a bachelor’s degree in social sciences - first class (hons) from Makerere University and is currently pursuing her master’s in business administration from the Durham Business School in the UK.
Business Banking Director
Albert is a seasoned banker with 18 years’ experience and assumes this role having acted as Business Banking Director since February 2020. Prior to this Albert acted as Head of Business Banking from December 2018 to January 2020.
Albert holds a wealth of knowledge across different segments and has grown through the ranks to hold the position he has today. He joined Absa Bank (then Barclays Bank) in 2011 as a Relationship Manager in the Corporate Department. In 2014, he was seconded to attend the Corporate and Investment Banking Academy in South Africa on account of his outstanding performance.
Upon his return, he was promoted to the Head of Commercial Banking unit under Business Banking. Albert is highly resilient and under his leadership as Acting Business Banking Director, we have seen the Business Banking unit register its best performance that delivered a 14% revenue growth in 2019.
Prior to joining Absa, Albert worked for United Bank of Africa and Standard Chartered Bank as senior corporate relationship manager and commercial relationship manager respectively.
He holds a bachelor ‘s degree in commerce from Makerere University Business School, a postgraduate diploma in financial management from UMI and is currently pursuing his MBA from Herriot-Watt University, Edinburg Business School.
Albert is happily married with 2 children and is very passionate about supporting colleagues to attain their full potential
Helen Nangonzi Basuuta
Marketing and Customer Experience Director
Helen has a wealth of experience gained over a 14-year career in product development, brand management, corporate relations, marketing, client experience, administration, sustainability, and human resource management.
Prior to joining Absa, Helen was the head: corporate affairs, brand and marketing for East Africa at Standard Chartered Bank, a role she was promoted to in 2017.
Her professional journey began at Standard Chartered Bank Uganda in 2006 as a product development officer looking after personal loans. She rose through the ranks to hold several positions at the bank including product development manager, SME banking, executive assistant to the CEO, general manager: marketing; and and head: service quality; human resource relationship manager; head: brand and marketing Uganda and sub-regional head for high-net-worth clients across East Africa. In 2015, she was appointed head: corporate affairs, brand and marketing for Uganda.
Helen holds a bachelor of arts degree in social sciences – first class (hons) and an executive MBA attained from ESAMI (Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute).
Outside work, Helen loves spending time with family especially her daughter, Ariah.
Guy Kimbowa Lutaaya
Head of Credit
Guy is the Credit Director/Head for Absa Bank Uganda, with strategic responsibility over the end-to-end lending/credit lifecycle of the Wholesale (Corporate and Investment Banking and Business Banking) and Retail and SME businesses. He is also the current chairperson of the Uganda Bankers Association (UBA) Credit Executive Committee. Prior to taking up his current role with Absa Bank Uganda, Guy was on assignment at Barclays Bank Kenya (Absa Bank Kenya now) as Head of Retail and Business Banking Credit for a year in 2017. Prior to that he was the Head of Retail Credit Risk for Barclays Bank Uganda since 2012. He has also held senior roles in Credit in Barclays Bank Uganda as Head of Impairments, Analytics and Models as well as Head of Credit Policy and Portfolio Management since 2010.
Prior to joining Barclays Bank Uganda (Absa Bank Uganda now) in 2010, Guy worked for Dell Incorporated at their corporate headquarters in Round Rock, Texas; as the financial controller for the Advanced Solutions Group (ASG) with strategic ownership of all financial planning and analysis aspects of the US public sector enterprise business.
Guy holds a master's degree in business administration (MBA) with dinance specialisation from The Howard University School of Business in Washington, DC (USA). His undergraduate degree is a bachelors in quantitative economics from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. Guy is also a certified management accountant (CMA) with the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) in New Jersey (USA).
Head of Compliance
David has over 16 years' experience, most of which have been in regulatory compliance, financial crime risk and audit roles.
David joined Barclays Bank Uganda in October 2018 as Head of Compliance. Prior to Barclays he spent 11 years with Standard Chartered Bank most recently as a senior audit manager in the group internal audit working in the United Kingdom, UAE and Singapore. Before that, David worked with Standard Chartered Bank Uganda in various roles including head of compliance, country compliance and anti-money laundering manager as well as country operational risk coordinator. David started his career at Kisaka & Company Certified Public Accountants (CPA) before joining MTN Uganda internal audit.
David is a certified accountant (ACCA), certified anti-money laundering specialist (ACAMS) and certified credit analyst (CSAPS). He also holds a diploma from the International Compliance Association (UK).
Head of Operations and IT
Herbert has a wealth of experience gained over a 21-year career in information technology. He describes himself as a ‘digital evangelist’, is passionate about keeping abreast with the latest advancements in technology and leveraging it to make our lives better.
Prior to joining Absa, Herbert was the chief information officer in Stanbic Bank Uganda and non-executive director Flyhub Limited, a subsidiary of Stanbic Uganda Holdings. Before joining Stanbic Bank, he worked as the head of information systems in Uganda Telecom Limited and previously held several senior management positions in technology in both MTN Group and MTN Uganda.
Along-side being a technology enthusiast, Herbert is also a certified transformative coach and a founding member of the International Coach Federation, Uganda chapter.
He holds a postgraduate diploma in information technology from the University of Liverpool and has attained several technical and leadership certifications from the United Sates, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and South Africa.
Outside work, Herbert enjoys spending time with family, making friends, reading, learning and listening to music.