Board of Directors
Orient Bank Limited (OBL) is committed to conducting its operations in conformance to good governance practices. The Bank’s Board of Directors in liaison with the shareholders and Bank’s management team provide the governance framework which guides the operations of Orient Bank Limited.
Suleiman I. Kiggundu, Jr.
Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Kiggundu was educated as an engineer and economist at Yale University. Over the past 25 years, he has served in senior leadership roles at various leading institutions, including Equator Bank, Equator Capital Partners, HSBC Bank plc and as the Regional Director for Africa at CDC Group plc.

Suleiman also serves as a non-executive director of various companies, including GA Insurance Uganda and Kampala Hospital locally. He also chairs CFS Group (a pan-African, advisory & capital markets-oriented financial services group).

Allan Christopher Michael Low
Non Executive Director

Allan Christopher Michael Low is the Regional Director at I&M Group Plc. Previously Mr. Low held roles with Letshego Holdings Plc (Group CEO), National Bank of Kuwait (Deputy Head of International Banking), Standard Chartered Plc (various CEO roles in South Africa, East Africa and India and Chief Operating Officer at Korea First Bank Ltd, a subsidiary of the Group) and Goldman Sachs.

Mr. Low is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, having graduated from St Peters College, Oxford University.

 

Ketan Morjaria
Non Executive Director

Ketan Morjaria is a founder and Board Member of both Orient Bank in Uganda and Credit Bank in Kenya, and a strategic shareholder in both institutions. He has wide experience in commerce and property development in Africa, the United Kingdom, and the Middle East. He has served on the boards of several successful commercial companies.

Mr. Morjaria is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda.

 

Joram Kahenano
Non Executive Director

Mr. Kahenano is a fellow of the Uganda Institute of Bankers and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. He has held various director positions in the Bank of Uganda where he worked for 36 years. He was Executive Director Administration, Executive Director Operations, Director Banking, Director Foreign Exchange and Director Exchange Control among others.

He has in addition served on various Boards including Uganda Institute of Bankers, Makerere University, Mengo Hospital, Church of Uganda and Uganda Christian University. Joram is currently a trustee of Uganda Small Scale Industries.

Francis Magembe Byaruhanga
Non Executive Director

Mr. Byaruhanga holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration. He has over 25 years’ experience in the areas of Management, Finance, Accounting, Procurement and Logistics Management with excellent knowledge of government and International agencies procedures and practices.

His knowledge, experience and skills have earned him recognition as a management specialist, and he is regularly consulted on Public Sector Management issues. He has over time developed and maintained professional and business relationships with a wide range of agencies and organizations within the private and public sector. He has worked with rural water and sanitation projects on an executive level and was a Director of the Road Agency Formation Unit.

Kumaran Pather
Managing Director and CEO

Kumaran Pather is a seasoned banking executive with experience in Retail Business Banking spanning over two decades across seven countries.  He is reputed with building winning Banking strategies that have led to transformative business performance throughout his career. He was most recently the Retail Business Banking Director at Barclays Uganda. He started his banking career in South Africa before he moved to Botswana as Barclays’ Retail Director. He then took on the role of Head of Retail Sales at BMI Bank in Bahrain and would later serve as General Manager, Retail Banking Services at Teba Bank in South Africa. He returned to Barclays as Retail Business Banking Director, serving in Mozambique, Tanzania and most recently, Uganda.

Mr. Kumaran holds an MBA from the University of Johannesburg and has attended Executive Leadership Programs in South Africa and at Cass Business School in London.

Andrew Ssekamwa, CPA, FCCA.
Ag. Executive Director/Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Ssekamwa is a chartered seasoned finance professional with a dynamic leadership experience across both multinational and local organisations, with a rich mix of accounting, finance, audit and advisory, tax, strategy and business development. His experience spans across; Financial services, Manufacturing, FMCGs and private practice, in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia and South Sudan. He is commercially astute, results oriented with a focus of delivering organisational objectives while managing stakeholder relationships.

Mr. Ssekamwa has worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers – Uganda and Rwanda, SABMiller (Now AB-Inbev in South Sudan), Standard Chartered Bank (Uganda and Tanzania) and Movit Products Limited (Uganda, Kenya and Zambia). He has served on the ACCA Uganda Member Network Panel as Vice Chairperson, leading the development of the ACCA Uganda Chapter technical and strategic intent of ensuring members remain engaged and updated to deliver in their respective capacities as accountants.

Nicholas Ecimu
Company Secretary

Nicholas Ecimu is Orient Bank’s Company Secretary. He practices with Sebalu & Lule Advocates, a premier corporate and commercial law firm, where he is a partner. Nicholas holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Makerere University and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Legal practice from the Law Development Centre. He has previously served with the Privatization and Utility Sector Reform Project in Uganda’s Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development. He is a graduate member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in London. He is also a member of the Uganda Law Society and the East African Law society.