Country General Manager
Peter Kawumi’s career spans over a dozen years with roles in technology, business analysis, and retail banking, including leading the digital finance departments in regional and local banks. He has extensive experience in developing and commercializing products, customer acquisition, digital channel utilization, and scaling plans in consumer services.
In his current role as the Country General Manager at Interswitch East Africa (U) Ltd, Peter is championing the use of technology to deliver responsive and responsible financial services to varied market segments including youth, women, and small businesses.
A Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Peter holds a BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering from Kingston University and a Master of Business Administration (with distinction) from the Edinburgh Business School.
Peter serves on the Boards of New Vision Group (non-Executive Director), The Leadership Team (non-Executive Director), and the Fintech Association of Uganda (Board Chairman).
Yusuf is a Certified Public Accountant with over 8 years of progressive experience in Audit, Taxation, Management, Corporate Finance, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Automated Accounting Systems, and risk management.
Yusuf has undertaken various assignments in different spheres including; operational reviews, financial and management audits, business process reviews and mapping, strategic business planning and analysis, business valuations; feasibility studies, and system functionality reviews among others.
He is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accounts of Uganda and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Makerere University.
Head, Products, and Operations
Damalie is an effective and analytical Business Leader with over 12 year’s cumulative experience in Research and Retail & Business Banking covering Lending and Card, Product Development, project management, governance, and Operations. She most recently headed the Carding and Products portfolios at Stanbic Uganda and Orient Bank, handling a wide range of products from Debit cards, Credit cards, prepaid cards, POS machines, ATMs, E-commerce, and other merchant solutions using emerging payments like Mobile Money and other wallets. She has been part of major projects like EMV, Contactless, 3D secure, and QR Codes Before joining Interswitch Damalie was also the Liaison for the DFS Committee of the Uganda Bankers Association She is a holder of a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Makerere University. Completed The Women in a Leadership mentorship program in Johannesburg Certified Safe Agile Product manager.
Head, Technology Management
Mariam has over 9 years of experience in customer service, software and system integrations, project management, and general management.
Prior to joining Interswitch, Mariam worked at RSwitch the National payment switch in Rwanda where she implemented and managed ATM, Card, and POS products and services for the different banks in Rwanda and later joined Interswitch in 2017 where she has progressed in different technical and managerial roles.
She has extensive experience in designing, developing, and implementing different products and services in the payments industry space.
Completed a PCI-DSS technical training, Middle management program, and holds Bachelor’s degree in Computer science.
Head, Applications Development
Denis has worked with Interswitch for over 7 years. He is an ambitious and self-motivated software engineer with a strong programming background.
He is a student of leadership and gifted with the tenacity to succeed against all odds. Having a proven ability to architect, develop, deploy and support enterprise applications with passionate dedication.
Denis holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science (Second Class Upper) and an advanced certificate in Transformation Leadership.
Hussein is a technology expert with 12 years of experience in handling IT infrastructure, network and security systems design and implantation, technology integration, ATMs, and POS systems management with one of the leading digital payment companies in Uganda.
Hussein joined Bankom in 2007 as an IT intern and in 2009, rose to ATMs integration engineer, where he managed to integrate different types of ATMs brands (NCR, Kingtellers, Vortex, and Diebold) to the switching infrastructure. After Interswitch’s acquisition of Bankom, he was promoted to acting Head IT and Infrastructure 2013 and in 2018, he was confirmed as Head, Infrastructure.
Hussein holds a Bachelor of Information Technology and Computing from Kyambogo, with certifications in Network Security Expert NSE 1&2 (Fortinate NSE institute), Digital Currency (University of Nicosia), learn Six Sigma Yellow belt. He holds CompTIA Security + and Cisco Certified Network Associates Training Certificate
Business Development Manager (Corporate & Consumer Services)
Lameck has a Banking background having worked with Barclays Bank Uganda, now ABSA for over 8 years.
Within the bank, he worked in various departments including the Payments department, Retail, Corporate, and Investment banking.
He has a wealth of experience in relationship management, business development, project management, and digital channels.
He currently heads and manages the Corporate and Consumer Services department at Interswitch Uganda, a role he has held since 2019. Lameck holds a Bachelors of Commerce Degree from Makerere University.
Business Development Manager (Corporate & Consumer Services)
Trevor has worked with Interswitch since 2009. He has held various positions including; IT manager, Head of Switching and Transaction processing, Head of Technology and currently, Head, Financial Inclusion.
Trevor Manages the Agent Banking Network and the Quickteller agent network a business line he has successfully delivered and continues to grow with high-quality standards.
He has vast experience in Product development, Switch transaction processing, Project management, and Agent Network Management.
Trevor holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and is a Certified Electronic Funds Transfer engineer. He also attained a yellow belt certificate in Lean Sigma.
Head, Customer Experience and Support
Connie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Makerere University and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration at Makerere University.
She is a high-energy and results-driven professional with 10 years of experience in Operations and Customer service.
Connie has extensive knowledge in procedure development and process optimization. She successfully introduced innovative strategies to improve the quality of customer service and productivity.
Head Administration Ag. Human Capital
Sharon’s career spans over 12 years of experience in professional Office Management and Administration positions and a track record of strong performance in high-volume, high-pressure environments, she has skillfully managed administrative duties and client relations for her colleagues.
In the role of the human resource, Sharon has focused on recruitment which resulted in having a competent and highly skilled team with underrepresented backgrounds.
She championed professional development opportunities for employees, developed workshops and training on leadership, technology, and led efforts to support staff in order to enhance their employee experience.
Sharon holds a Bachelors in Business Administration specializing in Human Resources from Uganda Technology and Management University.