CEO, Uganda Finance Trust, Kampala, Uganda
Anne Nakawunde is Chief Executive Officer of Uganda Finance Trust, a deposit-taking microfinance institution based in Kampala. Finance Trust started operations in 1984, making it one of the oldest microfinance institutions in Uganda. It provides a variety of financial services, including savings, credit and money transfer services, and serves over 180,000 low and medium-income customers, especially women.
Nakawunde holds a Master of Business Administration from Makere University, Kampala, with a major in finance. The Women’s World Banking network in New York recognized her as the "Financial Woman of the Year" in 2008. Nakawunde has a strong track record of leadership and innovation skills which she further enhanced through leadership training at the Wharton Business School in the United States.