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About Centenary Bank

Uganda’s Banking population with 2.3M customers and an asset base of Ugx 4.7 trillion. Financial Inclusion is key for us and we are reaching out through 80 branches, 5,200 agents, 192 ATMs, Mobile Banking and other digital platforms.

Our History

Like every little child, and adult, we were born and born to exceptional and visionary founders. Our history dates back to 1983 when we started as a credit trust of the Uganda National Lay Apostolate. Our operations started in 1985 with two reasons; serving the rural poor and making a meaningful contribution to the socio-economic development of Uganda.

In 1993, we transitioned to Centenary Rural Development Bank Limited and were licensed as a full-service commercial bank.

Our Businesses

Our success as a bank is derived from our ability to always listen, understand and respond to our customer needs. We are, therefore, a diversified bank that offers a wide range of financial products and services, including consumer and business banking, corporate and SME banking through 79 branches and 192 ATM’s country wide as well as various electronic channels.

Our Vision

To be the best provider of financial services, especially microfinance.

Our Mission

"To provide appropriate financial services, especially microfinance to all people, particularly in the rural areas, in a sustainable manner and in accordance with the law."

Our Values

Our business model is built in such a way that while we certainly want to grow and make a profit, we also realize that the best way to do this is through superior customer service, teamwork, integrity, exceptional professionalism, excellence, competence and leadership and environmental stewardship. It is these set of core values that define what we must do every day to best serve our clients.

Our shareholders

Centenary Bank was established on a strong Catholic Church foundation and this is reflected in our ownership. Our shareholders are also diverse and cut across both institutional and individual owners as seen below.

  • 19 Catholic Dioceses, which are all independent legal personalities incorporated as Registered Trusteeships: Arua, Fort Portal, Gulu, Hoima, Jinja, Kabale, Kasana-Luwero, Lugazi, Kampala, Kasese, Kotido, Lira, Masaka, Mbarara, Mityana, Moroto, Nebbi, Soroti, and Tororo.
  • Registered Trustees of the Uganda Episcopal Conference.
  • SIDI - Solidarite’ Internationale pour le Development et l’Investissement (International Solidarity for Development and Investment) based in France, invests in developing countries through institutions to foster financial inclusion, social and economic development.
  • TRIODOS SICAV II – TRIODOS MICROFINANCE FUND,a sub-fund of Triodos SICAV II, an undertaking for collective investment, organised as an investment company with variable share capital with multiple sub-funds, organised and existing under the laws of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
  • TRIODOS CUSTODY B.V. a limited liability company organised and existing under the laws of the Netherlands in its capacity as legal owner of TRIODOS FAIR SHARE FUND, a mutual fund, organised and existing under the laws of the Netherlands.
  • Individual shareholders (4 individuals).
  • Others (below 0.09% shareholding) comprising of 23 legally established religious institutions some of which are affiliated to Uganda Episcopal Conference and or the respective Catholic Dioceses

What We are Known For

Number One Micro Finance Bank

Primary Dealer in Government Securities

Big On SME Banking

Board of Directors

Mr. Bwoch Gustavio Orach Lujwero

Chairman, Board

Mr. Fabian Kasi

Managing Director

Mr. Joseph Kiwanuka Balikudembe

Executive Director

The Right Reverend Callistus Rubaramira

Non-Executive Director

Dr. Mary Theopista Wenene

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Caspar Jan Frits Sprokel

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Steve John Round

Non Executive Director

Ms. Vivian Ddambya

Non Executive Director

Mr. Chris M Byaruhanga

Non-Executive Director

Dr Tom C Aliti

Non-Executive Director

Executive Management

Mr. Fabian Kasi

Managing Director

Mr. Joseph Kiwanuka Balikudembe

Executive Director

Mr. Godfrey Byekwaso

General Manager Finance

Mrs. Beatrice Lugalambi

General Manager Corporate Communication & Marketing

Joseph Lutwama

General Manager Credit

Mr. Denis Echeru

General Manager Risk Management

Mr. Francis Ekemu

General Manager Business Technology

Mr. Arnold Byansi

General Manager Corporate Services

Mr. Michael Nyago

General Manager Audit

Mr. Charles Kabanda

General Manager Retail and Microfinance

Mr. Michael Jjingo

General Manager Commercial Banking

Mr. Andrew Ssemaganda

General Manager Strategy and Research

Mr. Frank Kabagambe

General Manager Compliance

Mr. Benoni Okwenje

General Manager Financial Markets

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