|Education||University of Greenwich
(BA in Economics)
University of East London
(MSc in Financial Management)
Chartered Institute of Public Relations
(Diploma in Public Relations)
|Years active||1983 — present|
|Known for||Business, Management|
Mathias Katamba is a Ugandan economist, business executive, banker and entrepreneur. He is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Housing Finance Bank, a commercial bank, co-owned by the Ugandan government and the National Social Security Fund (Uganda), a semi-autonomous retirement pension organisation for non-government employees in Uganda.
He was born in Central Uganda.
Katamba had his early education in Uganda. He then entered the University of Greenwich, in England, graduating with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Economics. His degree of Master of Science in Financial Management was obtained from the University of East London, also in the UK. He also holds the postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations, awarded by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), another UK institution. Over the years, he has attended advanced leadership courses from several institutions, including Harvard Kennedy School and Wharton Business School.
Even while still in school, Katamba exhibited entrepreneurial skill, by starting a business during the break between middle and high school.
For the past 10 to 15 years, he has been intimately associated with Uganda's banking industry. He is credited with:
- The transformation of Pride Microfinance Limited from a Non-Government Organization (NGO), into a Tier III Deposit-taking microfinance financial institution (MFI).
- The transformation of Uganda Finance Trust Limited, from a Tier III, Deposit-Taking MFI into a Tier 1 commercial bank, Finance Trust Bank.
In 2011, following 5 years at the helm of Uganda Finance Trust Limited, he took a beak from commercial banking until he was appointed to is present position in April 2014. Prior to his present position, he was Managing Partner and co-founder of Progression Capital Africa (PCA), a US$40 million private equity fund based in Mauritius. Before joining Finance Trust Bank, he worked at some national and regional, notable financial institutions; including Orient Bank, Postbank and Barclays Africa.
- "Profile of Mathias Katamba". Housing Finance Bank. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
- "Progression Capital Africa: Mathias Katamba". Progression Capital Africa. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
- Newvision, Archive (26 July 2009). "My First Job: Mathias Katamba". New Vision. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
- Masiga, Fredrick (22 June 2010). "When Finance Trust Made The Turn of Its Life". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
- In2EastAfrica, Reporter (20 September 2011). "Katamba Says Adieus to Banking". Daily Monitor via In2EastAfrica.net. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
- By, Editor (24 March 2014). "Mathias Katamba Appointed New Housing Finance Bank Managing Director". Summit Business Review. Retrieved 24 April 2014.