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About Centenary Bank

We are passionate about making people’s lives better through every initiative and investment we make. Therefore, we have a deliberate strategy that ensures that our operations touch millions of individuals, families and businesses across the country and beyond to help them achieve financial independence. We strongly believe that every person can and should be financially independent. At Our Bank, we work towards this goal through responsible business that includes a focus on the environment, social and good governance leadership.

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.

Today, Centenary Bank, which is headquartered at Mapeera House in Kampala City, is the country’s leading commercial microfinance bank, serving more than 1.4 million consumers, employing over 2650 staff and has an asset base of UShs2.7 trillion as of December 31, 2017.

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 69 branches and 176 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, particularly in 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. 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.

The Catholic Dioceses, which are all independent legal personalities incorporated as Registered Trusteeships, are: 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.
  • STICHTING HIVOS-TRIODOS FONDS. An investment fund, specializing in investing in microfinance and trade finance, managed by Triodos Investment Management in the Netherlands.
  • Individual shareholders (4 individuals).

Cente Management Team

Mr. Fabian Kasi

Managing Director

Dr. Simon M. S. Kagugube

Executive Director

Mrs. Peninnah Kasule

Company Secretary

Mr. Godfrey Byekwaso

General Manager Finance

Mr. Joseph Kimbowa

General Manager Operations

Mrs. Beatrice Lugalambi

General Manager Business Development & Marketing

Joseph Lutwama

General Manager Credit

Mrs. Florence Mawejje

General Manager Human Resource

Mr. Denis Echeru

General Manager Risk Management

Mr. George K. Thogo

General Manager Business Technology

Mr. Arnold Byansi

General Manager Corporate Services

Mr. Michael Nyago

General Manager Audit

Mr. Charles Kabanda

General Manager Financial Inclusion