|Revenue||Aftertax:UGX:6.781 billion) (2016)|
|Total assets||UGX:554.22 billion) (2016)|
Number of employees
The bank's headquarters and main branch are located at Orient Plaza, 14 Kampala Road, in the central business district of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. The geographical coordinates of the bank's headquarters are: 0°18'43.5"N, 32°35'07.5"E (Latitude:0.312083; Longitude:32.585417).
The bank is involved in all aspects of commercial banking, with emphasis on providing banking services to non-government organisations and their staffs. As of December 2016, the bank's total assets were valued at UGX:554.22 billion (approximately US$159 million), with shareholders' equity of UGX:107.9 billion (approximately US$30 million).
The bank was founded in 1993 by a group of businesspeople who were related by blood and marriage.
In 1996, the bank opened its second branch in the city of Jinja, about one hour's drive east of the capital Kampala. In 2002, the bank acquired Trans-Africa Bank Limited, which had been declared insolvent by the BOU.
Following a spate of Ugandan bank failures in the 1990s and early 2000s, the banking laws in Uganda were changed to bar family members from jointly owning more than 49 percent in the same financial institution. Orient Bank was given a grace period to find a suitable investor.
In April 2009, Bank PHB Group, a Nigerian financial services group, acquired 80 percent shareholding in Orient Bank for a cash payment of US$62 million. In August 2011, the group was itself declared insolvent by the Central Bank of Nigeria, and its assets and some liabilities were acquired by Keystone Bank Limited, which was owned by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
In July 2014, international media reported that Keystone Bank planned to divest from Orient Bank. In February 2015, Keystone Bank divested from Orient Bank by selling 42 percent shareholding to a private equity firm 8 Miles Fund, whose shareholders include celebrity entertainer and activist Bob Geldof, and the remaining 38 percent was sold to three individuals, namely Ketan Morjaria (one of the founders of the bank), Alemayehu Fisseha, and Zhong Shuang Quan.
|Rank||Name of Owner||Percentage Ownership|
|2||8 Miles Fund||42.0|
|4||Zhong Shuang Quan||4.5|
The bank is governed by a seven-person board of directors, two of whom are executive directors and the other five are non-executive. Michael Cook, one of the non-executive directors, is the chairman. Julius Kakeeto is the managing director and chief executive officer.
- Main Branch - Orient Plaza, 6/6A Kampala Road, Kampala
- Acacia Branch: Acacia Shopping Mall, Kisementi, Kololo, Kampala
- Arua Branch: 12 Avenue Road, Arua
- Ben Kiwanuka Branch: Haider Plaza, Ben Kiwanuka Street, Kampala
- Bweyogerere Branch: Mamerito House, Jinja Road, Bweyogerere
- Entebbe Downtown Branch: 29 Kampala Road, Entebbe
- Entebbe Airport Branch: Entebbe International Airport
- Garden City Branch: Garden City Mall, Yusuf Lule Road, Kampala
- Gulu Branch: 15 Lamho Building, Awere Road, Market Square, Gulu
- Jinja Branch: 8 Lady Alice Muloki Road, Jinja
- Kabalagala Branch: 1900 Ggaba Road, Kabalagala, Kampala
- Katwe Branch: Muganzirwazza Shopping Mall, Muteesa I Road, Katwe, Kampala
- Kawempe Branch: 78 Bombo Road, Kawempe, Kampala
- Kikuubo Branch: Grad Corner House, Kikuubo, Kampala
- Kisekka Branch: Lohana Arcade, Nkivubo Road, Kampala
- Kololo Branch: Nyonyi Gardens, 16/17 Wampeewo Avenue, Kololo, Kampala
- Makerere Branch: Ham Shopping Plaza, Makerere Hill Road, Makerere, Kampala
- Mbale Branch: 23 Naboa Road, Mbale
- Nkrumah Road Branch: Mirembe Arcade, Nkrumah Road, Kampala
- Ntinda Branch: Capital Shoppers Mall, Ntinda Road, Ntinda
- William Street Branch - William Street, Kampala.
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