Board of Directors

DR. JAMES WILSON MUWANGA

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 Government 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

MR. HAIDER DAUDANI
Non-Executive 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

MR. KEMAL LALANI
Non-Executive 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.

MR. ASHRAF SAVANI

MR. ASHRAF SAVANI
Non-Executive 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

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.

MR. MOSES KIBUMBA

MR. MOSES KIBUMBA
Independent Non-Executive Director


Mr. Kibumba Moses is a tax expert having formerly worked with URA for 21 years as a
tax auditor and manager and currently a senior consultant with Bulanga Business Grounds Ltd. He holds
a BA with Educ, Diploma in Income Tax Administration, and specialized qualifications in Petroleum,
legislation and policy, corporate governance, finance, telecommunications and sports management. As a
known tax audit manager he has audited in all economic sectors whilst recently specializing in
financial fraud, petroleum, transfer pricing and exchange of information.

He is an Associate of a UK based firm-Law Development Partnership, a company involved
in executing assignments for International organizations and Agencies. For the years 2012-14 he was
one of Uganda’s representatives on 4 East African Community Workgroup Committees reviewing Tax
policies and legislations and proposing frameworks for harmonization.Far and wide he has organized
many Continuous Professional Development (CPDs) programs and given Technical Assistance to other Tax
Authorities and made many country papers presentations. In sports he is the Vice Chairman of URA FC.
He now carries on the business of importation, transportation and consultancy.He comes on board with
vast experience in business and tax management.

MR. SRIDHAR NATARAJAN

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.

JESSE TIMBWA

MR.JESSE TIMBWA
Chief Executive Officer


  • Joined ABC Group in 2006 from KCB Group
  • Banking industry experience spanning more than 26 years
  • Was Vice Chairman of Credit Committee of Kenya Bankers Association.

MR. SREEKUMAR VAMADEVAN
Executive Director


Recently joined as Executive Director has a MBA in
Banking & Finance from the Prestigious University of Wales in the UK and a four Year
professional Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture from the Kerala Agricultural University in
India.

Starting his career with the bank as an Assistant Manager with Canara Bank (one
of the largest Public Sector Banks in India) in 1994, he chose to leave the bank for good
in 2008 while serving as the Head of Management Information, Planning &
Development and Profit Planning Section. Later in 2009, he joined as the Head of
Region and Chief of Operations of Exim Bank (Tanzania) Ltd having administrative,
business and operational control over the entire up-country branches of the bank.

After leaving Exim Bank in late 2013 he had joined as the Director of Finance & CFO with one of the
healthcare companies in Kerala specialized in Eye care. Prior to joining ABC Capital Bank, he was the
Chief Operations officer with Azizi Bank in Afghanistan.

He has rich exposure in Organizational Planning, Banking Operations, Credit, Budgeting, Retail, and
Corporate banking, Executive Leadership, Policy Formulation, and Human Resource Practices.

Ms.Angela Katama

Ms.Angela Katama
Non-Executive Director


  • Is a Financial Economist with over 17 years’ experience in the provision of management, design,
    evaluation and capacity building services in the East African region.

  • Is the founder and CEO of Development Options Ltd, established in 2003 to provide project
    management and planning services, together with policy advice in the areas of enterprise
    development.

  • Her financial sector experience includes project management of a large regional financial sector
    development project at the East African Community secretariat in Arusha and serving as Chairperson
    of Gatsby Microfinance Ltd (GMFL), from 2005-2010,
    (GMFL is part of the Gatsby group of companies set up by the Sainsbury family trust to promote
    technological innovation and enterprise development.