Former Minister Maria Kiwanuka Named Board Chair of Airtel Mobile Commerce Uganda

Airtel Mobile Commerce Uganda Limited (AMCUL), the digital payments and mobile financial solutions company curved out of Airtel Uganda has Tuesday appointed Hon. Maria Kiwanuka as Board Chair.

Kiwanuka served as Minister of Finance from 2011 to 2015, and later as Senior Presidential Advisor on financial matters.

In addition, she has over 15 years working experience at the World Bank as an economist and a financial analyst in different countries across the world. She has also served at the Global Green Growth Institute.

Her appointment was announced by Airtel Money Africa’s Group CEO, Mr. Vimal Ambat, as part of changes that have also seen AMCUL’s CEO, Mr. Aritho Kinyua Japheth and Big Drum Advisory Services’ Team Leader, John Muhaise Bikalemesa join the AMCUL Board.

John Muhaise Bikalemesa

“Airtel Mobile Commerce Uganda Limited (AMCUL), is pleased to appoint and fully leverage on the expertise, experience and leadership of Hon. Maria Kiwanuka as Board Chair,” said Mr Ambat .

“Her skills and capabilities will be important as we steer AMCUL in its next phase of growth and our aim to deepen financial inclusion in the country. We are confident that her skills, together with the other members’ will enrich the AMCUL Board as it efficiently sets and implements the organization’s direction and strategy.’’

On her part, Hon Kiwanuka said she was “humbled by the confidence that the shareholders of AMCUL have demonstrated in me, and the responsibility they have placed before me.”

“I wish to assure our stakeholders that I will offer my best abilities to lead the transformation of this business to deliver value for the shareholders and Uganda, our beloved country.”

AMCUL’s CEO, Mr. Aritho who is also joining the board, previously served as Senior Vice President – Operations, Distribution and Controls at Airtel Money Africa. Mr. Muhaise has previous board experience having served at Standard Chartered Bank, Multi-Konsults Limited, Ugachick Uganda Limuted and Bestin Limited.

The appointments take effect immediately.

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