Kampala: dfcu Bank Limited has announced the appointment of Ms. Kate K. Kiiza as its new Executive Director, effective from August 7th, 2023. Ms. Kiiza brings to this pivotal role a remarkable track record of success spanning over 25 years in the realms of Finance, Management, and Business Leadership within the Financial Services Industry and downstream Oil Marketing.
Prior to assuming her new position, Ms. Kiiza served as the Chief Financial Officer of dfcu Bank Limited for the past 8 years, during which time she displayed unwavering dedication and exceptional strategic prowess. Her extensive and diverse experience includes esteemed roles such as Chief Financial Officer at United Bank of Africa, Shell Uganda Limited, and Vivo Energy Uganda Limited.
Ms. Kiiza’s ascent within dfcu Bank and her impressive contributions to its growth and stability make her a natural choice for the position of Executive Director. Her expertise goes beyond her financial acumen – she is recognized for her adeptness in stakeholder engagement, a skill that has played a vital role in her professional journey.
In reference to Ms. Kiiza’s appointment, Dr. Winifred Tarinyeba Kiryabwire, Chairperson of the dfcu Bank Board, stated, “The Board is pleased to welcome Ms. Kate K. Kiiza as our new Executive Director. With her extensive financial background and demonstrated leadership, we are confident in her ability to lead dfcu Bank to even greater heights.”
Ms. Kiiza is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (FCCA) and a distinguished member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU). She holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Makerere University, a testament to her academic prowess and dedication to continuous learning.
As Ms. Kiiza takes on this new role, dfcu Bank extends its utmost support and well-wishes for her continued success. Her appointment not only reflects her personal achievements but also represents a significant stride in promoting gender diversity and leadership in the banking industry.
dfcu was established in 1964 as a development finance institution. Over the years dfcu has been associated with many success stories in Uganda’s economy in various sectors including agribusiness, communication, education, health, manufacturing, tourism, real estate, mining, construction, transport, trade and commerce, among others.