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Anne Juuko set to exit Stanbic Bank Uganda

Stanbic Bank's CEO, Anne Juuko.

Anne Juuko is set to leave her position as Stanbic Bank Uganda’s Chief Executive Officer, after exactly four illustrious years, for another role in the Standard Bank Group.

According to the information available, she will be heading to Nairobi, Kenya where she will take up the new role of Regional Head, Global Markets.

Over the last four years, Ms Juuko has set many landmarks at Uganda’s largest bank by assets, having taken the top job at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic that was later to ravage the economy for the next two years.

The 43-year old has been described as a hard worker, innovative and team leader by her bosses, including Patrick Mwehere, whom she replaced and became first female head of the institution.

When she assumed the position in March 2020, the bank’s assets were worth 6.7 trillion Shillings and have since grown to 9.4 trillion, while its market capitalization has grown from 1.33 trillion to 1.6 trillion shillings as at June 2023.

Former Stanbic Bank Board Member, Accountant and Academic, Samuel Sejjaaka described the move as befitting and hailed the company’s policy of growing giving talent opportunities.

“Dynamic organisations have a policy on changing Chief Executives…other organisations could pick a leaf!” he said.

Juuko was also the first CEO of the Bank under the transformational restructuring that had commenced two years earlier, a move that created the Bank as a separate company alongside Stanbic Properties Limited, Stanbic Business Incubator Limited, FLYHUB Uganda Limited, and SBG Securities Uganda Limited, under the group, Stanbic Holdings Uganda Ltd.

When she took over, the bank had made a half-year profit jump to 134 billion shillings in 2019, and despite the effects of the pandemic, half year results for 2023 show that profits for the period grew to 200 billion shillings.

Having started her banking career in 2001, she served in different positions at Citi Bank in Uganda and in Kenya including Head of Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities as well as Vice President, Customer Sales and Derivatives Marketing, respectively, until 2012.

She then joined Standard Bank Group as head of Global Markets at Stanbic Bank Uganda, heading south in 2018 as Head of Corporate and Investment Banking at Standard Bank Namibia.

In February 2020, she was appointed to head Stanbic Uganda.

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