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Board of Directors

 

 

DR. JAMES WILSON MUWANGA
Chairman

 

Dr. James Wilson Muwanga is a Ugandan Economist and one of the most respected academicians of the land. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PHD) in Economics from Utah State University in Utah, USA. Dr. Muwanga has served as Chairman Board of Directors of one of the regulated commercial banks in the country, member of Advisory Steering Committees of various financial institutions, consultant of specialised Governmant Ministries and Projects and has also served as Consultant for the Uganda Institute of Banking and Financial Services.

He brings to the Board over 10 years of business and professional experience and a dynamic balance between corporate, consulting and academics.

MR. HAIDER DAUDANI
Director

 

Mr. Haider Daudani has 38 years of experience in the banking industry. He was the CEO of Diamond Trust since 1991, overseeing its conversion into a fully-fledged bank in 1995. He later joined Capital Finance Corporation Limited as Managing Director in 1997, also driving its conversion into a fully-fledged commercial bank in 2010, making him the founding Managing Director of ABC Capital Bank. He holds the post of Vice Chairman of the Forex Bureau Association which he was a founding member of and instrumental in its establishment.

MR. KEMAL LALANI
Director

Mr. Kemal Lalani is an international businessman with over 30 years of experience in multiple business ventures in five countries including Pakistan, Dubai, Congo, Kenya and Uganda. He was the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Capital Finance Company for 15 years. He has also served on the Aga Khan Planning Board and has vast understanding of the Ugandan market.

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ASHRAF SAVANI 
Director

Mr. Ashraf Savani is the immediate former chairman of African Banking Corporation Ltd. He has 50 years of experience in the banking industry and is the founding Managing Director of ABC Bank having started it in 1984 first as a financial institution before converting it to a fully-fledged bank in 1994. He started his banking career in 1964 with Habib Bank Ltd rising to the position of Vice President at Habib Bank A.G. Zurich in 1984, when he left to form Consolidated Finance Company now known as African Banking Corporation Ltd. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a Diploma in Banking. In 2012, he was awarded the Life Time Achievement Award in Banking during the Think Business Banking Awards. 

MR. SHAMAZ SAVANI
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Shamaz Savani has a B.Com in Finance and a B.A. in Economics; both from McMaster University, Canada and an MBA from the University of Surrey in UK. He joined ABC Bank in 1997 and was appointed in 2006 as the Chief Executive Officer before rising to the rank of Group Managing Director of ABC Group He is responsible for strategy formulation, policy-making including expansion, innovation and growth for ABC Group which comprises ABC Bank, ABC Capital Limited, ABC Insurance Brokers Limited and ABC Capital Bank Limited (Uganda). In the latter role, he has spearheaded and acted as chief sponsor of the Centralized Banking System implementation with ABC Bank being among the first banks to adopt the one bank one branch concept. Under his leadership, ABC Bank was awarded the ISO Certification. The Bank has also received several awards in different categories under his leadership.

 

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MR. SRIDHAR NATARAJAN
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Natarajan joins ABC Bank Group to carry on the execution of the bank’s Strategic Plan, and will lead the bank to the next level in terms of products, profits, profile, processes and people efficiency. He will lead the growth of ABC Bank into a Pan African bank, with strong relations with all stakeholders, including as a caring employer. Mr. Natarajan has extensive banking experience gained working with leading banks in India, Hong Kong and Indonesia. For over 30 years he has worked for the State Bank of India both in Hong Kong and India, in various capacities including as Branch Manager, Divisional Manager of Market Segment; Assistant General Manager (Currency Operations) & Chief Manager (Funds); Vice President (Credit & Operations) & Vice President (Operations)/ Alternative CEO, among other key positions which have equipped him with extensive experience. He was also the President Director (CEO) of Bank ICB Bumiputera, a retail bank in Indonesia, and has also worked as an independent strategy consultant. Mr. Natarajan holds a BSC and a MSC, Chemistry from the University of Delhi, India.

 

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POORAN CHAND KUKREJA
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Mr. Pooran Chand Kukreja has a Masters in Commerce, LLB, CAIIB and PG Diploma in Labour Laws, Labour Welfare and Personnel Management. He is a seasoned professional banker with more than 25 years of commendable success in all facets of Banking. He has an excellent track record of consistently achieving the projected/set targets identifying high-yielding services and products in highly competitive, start-up/established domestic/overseas markets during his career. He brings with him rich experience and expertise in various fields. Prior to joining ABC Capital Bank Ltd he was serving as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Guarantee Trust Bank in Uganda and has also worked with proven success with FINA Bank, Uganda and Bank of Baroda in Uganda and India.