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="Read More" less="Read Less"]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.[/read]

Mr. Martin Wandera

Board Member

Martin Wandera is the Director of Labour, Employment and Occupational Safety and Health at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development. He is a Social and Labour Economist with extensive research and policy experience in Africa and Latin America.[read more="Read More" less="Read Less"] His main areas of research and policy interest include job rich growth, trade and employment, labour rights and social protection. Martin has severally been retained as a Consultant by reputable organizations such as the International labour organization, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the Southern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiations Institute.[/read]

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="Read More" less="Read Less"]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.[/read]

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="Read More" less="Read Less"]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.[/read]

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="Read More" less="Read Less"]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.[/read]

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.

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="Read More" less="Read Less"] 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.[/read]