Board of Directors

Mr. Andrew Kasirye

Board Chairman

Mr. Andrew Kasirye is a seasoned Advocate of the Courts of Judicature of Uganda of thirty years standing. He is presently the Managing Partner of Kasirye, Byaruhanga & Co. Advocates. He was a member of the Government Audit Committee for Public Management Sector [Responsible for Ministry of Local Government, Ministry of Public Service, Public Service Commission, Pensions Unit, Office of the Prime Minister, Office of the President, State House. Read More

He has held several positions of responsibility including Lead Counsel in the UNRA Commission of Inquiry, Secretary to the Commission of Inquiry on Mismanagement of Global Fund for Malaria, TB and HIV/Aids; Chairperson Board of Trustees of the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Mr. Andrew Kasirye served as the Vice President and then President of the Uganda Law Society, Vice President of East Africa Law Society; and as Chairperson Board of Trustees, Legal Aid Uganda. He has also private  sector experience acquired from working with Casements (Africa) limited and Gold Trust Bank as a non-executive Director.

 

 

Mr. Moses Bekabye

Board Member

Mr. Moses Bekabye is currently a Technical Advisor for Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development. Between December 2012 to February 2015, Mr. Bekabye was the Chief Executive Officer of the Uganda Retirement Benefits Regulatory Authority (URBRA). Read More

Mr. Bekabye has spearheaded reforms in the pension sector since 2008, leading to the establishment of a regulatory framework for the sector, setting up the pension regulator for which he was the First CEO. He is now leading the effort to reform and modernize the retirement benefits sector to improve governance, and expand pension insurance coverage including to all those employed in the formal sector, the self-employed and informal sector. For the period 2002-2007, Mr. Bekabye worked for the World Bank in Washington D.C, USA. Between 2000-2002, Mr. Bekabye established the Parliamentary Budget Office which he headed as Director and was instrumental in the enactment of the Budget Act 2001 which strengthened the mandate of Parliament to scrutinize the National Budget. Before that Mr. Bekabye was part of a small team that established the Private Sector Foundation of Uganda in 1996 after his employment as a civil servant in the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development. Between 1988 and 1996, he worked as a civil servant in the Ministries of Planning and of Finance as Senior Economist. Mr. Bekabye has also undertaken consultancy services for the Uganda Government, International organizations and regional Governments. He has conducted capacity building training for the Governments of South Sudan, Tanzania, and more recently Somalia.

Dr. Robert M. Okello

Board Member

Dr. Robert M. Okello, is a member of the URBRA Board in his personal capacity as respectable person in Uganda’s private Sector. He is a seasoned corporate executive with extensive experience in management gained over forty years at the highest levels in the private sector in USA (AT&T), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) as well as in Uganda (Lycia) with particular interest in infrastructure development and regional integration in Africa. Read More

Dr. Robert M. Okello was previously Chair of the Board of Directors of the Uganda Industrial Research Institute (2009-2011) and Member Interim Board of Tropical Bank, Uganda (2011-2012). He is now a private international consultant. He is the current chairperson of the African Peer Review Mechanism.

Mrs. Rosemary Ssenabulya

Board Member

Mrs. Rosemary Ssenabulya, is a member of the URBRA Board in her personal capacity as respectable person in Uganda’s private sector. She is the  former Executive Director, Federation of Uganda Employers (FUE). FUE was founded in 1958 as the representative body of Employers in Uganda. It is the voice of employers on social and economic issues. Read More

FUE advocates for employers on policy issues and represents employers' interests on different National, Regional and International bodies which have a bearing on Labour, Employment, Business and Social issues. Mrs. Rosemary Ssenabulya also serves in other positions of responsibility in the private sector.

Hon. Julius Bigirwa Junjura

Board Member

Hon. Bigirwa is a former Member of Parliament who represented Buhaguzi County in the 9th Parliament (2011-2016). Before joining active politics, he was the Deputy Resident District Commissioner for Isingiro District. With a vast experience of over 15 years, Hon. Bigirwa holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration and Management from Uganda Management Institute. He also has a Bachelors degree in Social Work and Social Administration from Kampala International University.

Mr. James Ebitu

Board Member

Mr. Ebitu is an Economist by training. Holds a Masters Degree in Economic Policy and Planning.  He is presently the Director of Social Protection, in the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development. Prior to his present position, he was the National Programme Manager of the Youth Livelihood Programme in Uganda, and a Livelihood Specialist in the Word Bank funded Northern Uganda Social Action Fund.  He also served as a District Planner/Principal Economist in the Government of Uganda. He was a Short Term Consultant for the World Bank on Youth Employment in Liberia. He has vast experience in coordination of the planning function and policy formulation processes in Government.  Read More

Offered Technical Assistance to the Second Tanzania Social Action Fund and Liberia Youth Employment Programme. Was a member of the Core Design Teams for a number of Social Protection Programmes in Uganda including the Second and Third Northern Uganda Social Action Funds. He is a member of a number of Public and Private Institutions. He is an Alumnus of Teso College Aloet (Uganda), Makerere University (Uganda), and Harvard John Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, (Boston, USA).

 

Mr.Victor Bua Leku

Board Member

Mr. Leku is the Ag. Commissioner/ Human Resource Management at the Ministry of Public Service and substantively appointed Assistant Commissioner/ HRM in charge of Compensation. He was the chief architect in the Public Service Pension Scheme reforms, he is in charge of policy formulation in areas of pension, wage bill and payroll management. He is a National Trainer at the Civil Service College- Uganda; the Institute of Internal Auditors of Uganda; and the Judicial Service Institute. He is also an Associate Lecturer at the Virtual University of Uganda and a member of the Board of Directors of the Meteorological Authority of Uganda, Makerere University Council Committee for Staff Development, Welfare, Staff Development and Retirement Benefits.Read More

Besides being a Board member of a number of other Government Institutions, he previously served as a Consultant under IGAD/UNDP Capacity Building initiative in the Republic of South Sudan and established the first ever South Sudan Civil Service Pension Scheme. He also served as Head of Human Resource in Hoima Regional Referral Hospital and as a Secretary of Moyo District Service Commission.

Mr. Leku holds a Master’s Degree in Management from the Uganda Management Institute; an Executive Postgraduate Diploma in Management from International Management Institute of New Delhi- India; a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and a Bachelors Degree in Philosophy and Social Sciences from Makerere University. 

Mr. Martin A. Nsubuga

Ex-officio

Mr. Nsubuga is the Chief Executive Officer at the Authority. As part of the Management Team, he has been pivotal in developing and implementing a robust and proportionate supervisory framework.

Before joining URBRA, he spent close to 15 years at the Ministry of Finance, Planning & Economic Development (MoFPED), working in different capacities where he initiated policy and regulatory reforms in insurance, pension and capital markets. Read More

Mr. Nsubuga coordinated the Pension Reform Task Force under the MoFPED between 2004 to 2011, and was part of the team that drafted the Uganda Retirement Benefits Regulatory Authority Act including some of the Regulations under the Act. He also served as a Director on the Board of the Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda between 2010 -2013 where he chaired the Audit Committee, and was a member on the Technical and Human Resource Committees.

Mr. Nsubuga is a Chartered Accountant and a Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).  He holds a BSc. in Economics, MSc. in Financial Management and is an accredited Fellow of the Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute (MEFMI) of Eastern and Southern Africa.