ANNE JUUKO REPLACES PATRICK MWEHEIRE AS STANBIC BANK UGANDA CEO
By Mulengera Reporter
Stanbic Bank Uganda on Tuesday announced the appointment of Anne Jjuko as CEO, after Patrick Mweheire was elevated to the role of Regional Chief Executive.
Hitherto the head of Corporate and Investment Banking at Stanbic Bank Namibia, Jjuko will now supervise operations of Stanbic Bank Uganda with effect from March 01.
She joined the bank as head of global markets in 2012, rising to head Corporate and Investment Banking in Namibia in 2018, before her appointment to Stanbic’s top job in Uganda.
In a statement, David-Borha Sola, the Chief Executive for Africa Region, said Jjuko “brings on board a wealth of experience in the financial industry with regionally and global expertise in banking for 20 years.”
A holder of a Bachelor’s Degree of Commerce from Uganda’s Makerere University, Jjuko also earned a Master’s degree in Strategic Planning from the Herriot Watt Business School in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Joining the banking sector in 2001, she has worked as Vice President for Currencies and Commodities at Citibank Uganda Limited, and as Citibank Kenya’s Vice President in charge of Customer Sales and Derivatives Marketing.
To create the gap for Jjuko to shine further, Stanbic Bank picked Mweheire to fill the gap left by Greg Brackenridge who retired after 25 years of service at Standard Bank Group.
Now expected to oversee operations in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan and Ethiopia, Mweheire joined Stanbic Bank eight years ago as Head of Corporate and Investment Banking before being promoted to the position of CEO two years later.
Sola praised Mweheire for his “exemplary leadership” which he said had “steered the growth and success of Stanbic Bank as the largest commercial bank in Uganda and sustained the bank’s leadership position in the market.”
“Patrick has been instrumental in the transformation of the organization and remains influential in contributing to the growth of the financial sector in Uganda and across the East African Region,” he added.