Agnes Tibayeyita Isharaza, who was recently appointed by Finance Minister Hon Matia Kasaija as the new National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Corporation Secretary and Head of Legal, starts work on Monday, April 1.
Hon Kasaija said that the appointment, under Section 41(1) of the NSSF Act, will last five years.
Isharaza’s appointment was on recommendation by the NSSF Board of Directors. She replaced Richard Wejuli Wabwire, who was appointed a High Court judge in February last year.
Isharaza is a seasoned lawyer with over 16 years’ experience, having served in various senior positions.
Prior to her appointment, she was the Chief Legal Officer /Company Secretary, dfcu Bank, one of the leading financial institutions in Uganda.
She was a member of the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) Board of Directors from 2011 – 2017 representing the Uganda Bankers Association, where she chaired the Legal and Regulatory Affairs Committee.
In 2017, she was listed on the General Counsel Africa Power List by Legal 500, a series of publications that highlight and recognize the most influential in-house lawyers driving the legal business forward.
Reacting to her appointment, Isharaza said that she was grateful for trust and confidence shown in her by the appointing authority.
“The Fund has a unique mandate in the socio-economic development of Uganda and I am pleased to join an institution with a proven high performance culture. I look forward to contributing to the attainment of the Fund’s 2025 Strategic Plan,” she said.
She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Makerere University, a Post Graduate Diploma, Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre and an Executive MBA, Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI).
In 2017, she was nominated for the Women in Law Awards, Best Female Corporate Lawyer (Corporations) category and emerged among the top 3.
She has also attended several trainings over the years on board/corporate governance from the prestigious Institute of Directors in Southern Africa and the Financial Times Non- Executive Directors Club, UK.
In addition, she is a 2018 Graduate of the Female Future Programme, which promotes women to top decision-making positions through training in leadership development and Board competences.
NSSF manages assets worth over Shs 10 trillion invested in fixed income, equities and real estate assets within the East Africa region.