From insurance gurus to lawyers, doctors and customer experience specialists; meet the UAP Old Mutual fearless dozen The UAP Old Mutual Group across all its entities- UAP Old Mutual Insurance (U) Limited, UAP Old Mutual Financial Services (U) Limited, and UAP Life Assurance (U) Limited, is driven by the vision, to be a customers’ most trusted lifetime partner, which is passionate about helping the customer achieve their financial goals. But this is too important a subject to be left to financial experts alone. To achieve this, UAP Old Mutual in Uganda, has put together a team of trusted multi-discipline professionals to not just deliver this, but do it in an excellent customer care environment, putting the ambitions and needs of the customer first.

Harrison Gongo

Managing Director

UAP Old Mutual Life Assurance (U) Limited

Harrison is a distinguished insurance professional who has spent his entire work life in the insurance industry in East Africa. For the last 16 years, he has built a career that in his words is built on “proven success at an operational and senior management level.” He says he is “highly skilled in streamlining operations and improving output through continuous process improvement and cross-functional collaboration” as well as “building high-performing teams and inspiring staff to achieve personal and professional goals.”

The University of Nairobi Bachelor’s of Commerce (Insurance And Risk Management) graduate started his insurance career at ICEA Lion Group in 2005 and in 2008; he crossed over to Old Mutual Life Assurance Kenya as a New Business Manager and rose through the ranks to become the Operations Manager at UAP Old Mutual Kenya Life in 2015. It is from here that he joined UAP Old Mutual Life Assurance (U) Ltd as Managing Director.  

Harrison who, amongst other qualifications, also holds a Chartered Insurance Institute – Advanced Diploma (ACII) as well as an Executive Leadership Training Certificate from the Strathmore Business School, is a board member of UAP Old Mutual Life Assurance (U) Ltd.

He is a Chartered Insurance Institute Member and an Associate of The Insurance Institute of Kenya.

Simon Mwebaze

General Manager

UAP Old Mutual Financial Services (U) Limited

Simon Mwebaze is an investment professional with over fourteen years of investment experience managing different multi-asset investment portfolios across multiple jurisdictions.  

Simon has held numerous roles in the organization starting initially as an Investment Analyst, then as a Portfolio Manager, thereafter moving to the role of Head of Business Development before becoming the General Manager of UAP Old Mutual Financial Services Limited.

He is a board member at the Uganda Securities Exchange representing brokerage firms.

Before joining the UAP Old Mutual Group, he worked with ICAN Holdings and Y-Save multi-purpose SACCO. 

Simon holds a Bachelor of Business Computing degree from Makerere University Business School and is a CFA Charter holder. He is also a member of the CFA Society of East Africa.

Stephen Chikovore

Managing Director

UAP Old Mutual Insurance (U) Limited

Stephen is an insurance practitioner with sound technical, managerial, and leadership skills spanning over twenty years. Before being appointed Managing Director of UAP Old Mutual Insurance (U) Limited, he was the Acting Managing Director for UAP Insurance Tanzania Limited while concurrently holding the position of General Manager Operations in UAP Old Mutual Insurance (U) Limited.

He possesses extensive experience in the Insurance industry, having previously worked with First Insurance Company Kampala (then a subsidiary of Nicoz Diamond Group of Zimbabwe);  Executive Operations, at Tristar Insurance Company Ltd (Subsidiary of First Mutual Holdings Zimbabwe) and Operations Manager, First Insurance Company Ltd (Kampala). He has also worked as the Chief Operating Officer, Acting Chief Executive Officer and Operations Manager at Diamond General Insurance (then Cavmont Capital Insurance Corporation) as well as the Strategic Business Unit Head, Bulawayo Branch in Nicoz Diamond Insurance Ltd. He also held various capacities in Baobab Reinsurance Ltd (then Zimbabwe Reinsurance Company Ltd) and Zimnat Lion Insurance Company. 

Stephen holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hon.) in Insurance and Risk Management from the National University of Science and Technology, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, and a General Masters in Business Administration from the same University.

Gloria Kambedha

Finance Manager

UAP Old Mutual Life Assurance (U) Ltd

An ACCA and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Gloria is the Finance Manager of UAP Old Mutual Life Assurance (U) Ltd, a role that involves providing financial direction, oversight, and control for the Life Insurance company.

Before that, she served in senior accounting positions in UAP Insurance and has extensive exposure across strategic planning, finance control, investment operations, IFRS reporting, and analysis.

Gloria has over nine years of experience in financial management and accounting in the insurance industry. She also has numerous certifications in the insurance industry including being a Fellow of the Life Management Institute (FLMI).

She holds a Master of Business (MBA) of Business Administration from Edinburg Business School, Heriot-Watt University as well as a Bachelor of Science, Accounting, and Finance from Kyambogo University, Kampala.

Dianah Gwosanze

Head of Customer Experience

UAP Old Mutual Life Assurance (U) Ltd

Dianah has a career spanning more than 14 years as a customer experience expert made up of two years in the leisure & hospitality sector, six years in the telecom, and six in the insurance & investment sectors.

In particular, Dianah has experience in the fields of communication, telemarketing, retention, contact center, administration, and general management obtained from various business sectors including telecommunications and Insurance. Before UAP Old Mutual Life Assurance (U) Ltd, Dianah worked for the National Social Security Fund of Uganda, Uganda Telecom, and Orange Uganda Telecom.

She is a member, Board of Trustees, UAP Old Mutual Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme amongst many other board responsibilities.

She holds a Masters of Management Studies from Uganda Management Institute, Kampala as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration and Management from Uganda Management Institute Kampala. She also holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours Degree) from Makerere University, Kampala.

She is currently undertaking the Leadership program with Strathmore Business School.  

Stephen Lubowa

Business Development Manager- Financial Institutions

UAP Old Mutual Life Assurance (U) Ltd

With over 8 years’ integrated experience in business development in the corporate and retail financial services space-  two years in banking and six in the Investment & Insurance sectors, Stephen heads the Business Development Manager- Financial Institutions at UAP Old Mutual Life Assurance (U) Ltd.

An avid marketer, he is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and an active member of the Uganda Marketers Society and does possess key skill sets in product development, strategic management, project management, business development, stakeholder management, performance management, and people management. In his role, he works very closely with key regulators, such as the Uganda Communication Commission (UCC), Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA), Uganda Retirement Benefits Regulatory Authority (URBRA), and Bank of Uganda (BOU) to complement the business growth.

He is passionate about mentoring youths to participate in entrepreneur activities and environmental conservation.

He holds a Bachelor of Mass Communication (Honours Degree) from Makerere University, Kampala and a Postgraduate Diploma from Chartered Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom.

Evelynn Angeyo

Head of Human Capital

UAP Old Mutual Uganda

In her role as Head of Human Capital at UAP OM, Evelyn provides strategic guidance on all matters human resources for all the three entities in Uganda- UAP Old Mutual Insurance (U) Limited, UAP Old Mutual Financial Services (U) Limited, and UAP Life Assurance (U) Limited.

She is an HR generalist with expertise in talent and capacity development as well as performance management among others.

In addition to UAP Old Mutual, she possesses over 11 years of experience from working in various other organisations such as Jubilee Insurance Company Ltd, World Vision International, and TASO Uganda. 

Evelynn has demonstrated success in organizational talent management and development and success in performance management among achievements in the human capital discipline.

She holds a Masters’ Degree in Management Studies from Uganda Management Institute, a Post Graduate Diploma in HRM, and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from Makerere University.

Dr. Miriam Mutero-Musinga

Head of Health Business

UAP Old Mutual Insurance (U) Limited

Dr. Miriam Mutero Musinga currently serves as the Head of Health Business at UAP Old Mutual Insurance (U) Limited, since December 2016. A medical doctor by training, Miriam, combines her knowledge in medicine and her passion for insurance to create a holistic experience for clients, a feat that has seen her drive significant growth in the health insurance business as well as gaining market leadership.

Other than UAP Old Mutual Insurance (U) Limited, Miriam’s career spans over 13 years across other organizations such as The Aga Khan University (Nairobi), AAR Healthcare, and Jubilee Insurance Uganda Limited.

Her passion is in offering holistic healthcare management solutions through people development and empowerment. She believes in empowering customers- both retail and corporate to make the right choices regarding their health and well-being.

A Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) holder from Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), Miriam, also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (Bsc.Hons) from the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton (UEAB). She also possesses a Master of Business (MBA) from the Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI) and has also undertaken various management and leadership programs.

She is a member of the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council as well as the Chartered Insurance Institute (United Kingdom). She is also a Board Member of the Adventist Medical Centre.

Kenneth Kyamanywa

Chief Finance Officer

UAP Old Mutual Uganda

Kenneth serves as the Chief Finance Officer for UAP Old Mutual Uganda. A member of the strategic leadership committee in Uganda, he oversees finance, treasury, revenue management, investor relations, tax and risk management/internal audit across UAP Old Mutual’s three entities- UAP Old Mutual Insurance (U) Limited, UAP Old Mutual Financial Services (U) Limited, and UAP Life Assurance (U) Limited.

He possesses over 14 years of accounting, financial analysis, and corporate finance, seven of which have been spent at UAP Old Mutual.

Before he was named CFO, Kenneth served UAP Old Mutual as Chief Accountant and Credit Control Manager. Before joining UAP Old Mutual, he worked for Monitor Publications, a subsidiary of Nation Media Group in various finance capacities.  

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Accounting and Finance and a Master of Business Administration, both from Makerere University. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

He is currently, pursuing Leadership and Management Training at the Strathmore Business School in Nairobi, Kenya.

Maximilia N. Byenkya

Company Secretary/Legal Manager

UAP Old Mutual Uganda

Maximilia, currently works as the Company Secretary/Legal Manager of UAP Old Mutual Insurance (U) Limited as well as its two sister companies, UAP Old Mutual Financial Services (U) Limited and UAP Old Mutual Properties Uganda Limited.

She is an advocate of the High Court of Uganda and a corporate governance professional with a career spanning more than 20 years as an in-house Legal Counsel and Company Secretary in the insurance and telecommunications industries. In particular, Maximilia has experience in the fields of corporate law and governance, contract management, policy advocacy, regulatory compliance, administration, human resource and general management obtained from various business sectors. 

She is passionate about mentoring women to take up leadership roles in the corporate environment and has been a mentor under the Girls for Girls Mentoring Program since 2019.

She is a Member, Board of Trustees – UAP Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme, The Remnant Generation (NGO), Cwezi Properties Limited, and Red Oak Group Limited. She is a member of the Uganda Law Society, East Africa Law Society, Institute of Corporate Governance of Uganda, and the League of East African Directors (LEAD). 

Maximilia, holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute (Arusha, Tanzania) and Maastricht School of Management (The Netherlands) as well as a Bachelor of Laws (Honours Degree) from Makerere University, Kampala and a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre, Kampala.

Geofrey Amori

Ag Head ICT Uganda

UAP Old Mutual Uganda

A results-oriented IT professional with 11 years’ experience in the Insurance, Aviation, and the not-for-profit sectors, Geofrey started his career at UAP Old Mutual as a business analyst before being elevated to Ag. Head of IT in December 2019.

With a passion for cloud computing and infrastructure backed by professional certifications in Digital Data Transformation, Certified Cyberoam Certified Network Security Professional (CCNSP), and Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate, Geofrey has a track record for helping businesses building a competitive edge from leveraging available technologies.

He holds a Masters’ degree in Information Technology from Makerere University as well as another Masters’ in Financial Management from Amity University India.

Daniel Opiyo

Head of Marketing and Distribution

UAP Old Mutual Financial Services (U) Limited

As the Head of Marketing and Distribution at UAP Old Mutual Financial Services (U) Limited, Daniel manages the company’s business growth. He handles business management through in-house agents, Independent Financial Advisors as well as other alternative business development options.

He has over the years developed vast experience in Insurance, Investment advisory, business development and marketing with a proven ability to deliver impressive business growth, build effective, driven and successful teams as well as establish profitable businesses cross industry business partnerships.

Prior to joining UAP-Old Mutual Financial Services (U) Limited, Daniel worked at AAR Health Services for six years where he managed business growth in Sales and Marketing for AAR Northern region. His work in the region saw the Northern Uganda clinic register the highest number of walk-in clients.

He holds a Bachelor of Ethics and Development Studies (Honours Degree) from Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi and is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration degree from Uganda Martyrs University.

About the Author

Muhereza Kyamutetera is the Executive Editor of CEO East Africa Magazine; strategic communications consultant, social-economic analyst and travel enthusiast based in Kampala.