Dr Winifred Mary Tarinyeba Kiryabwire has been appointed Dfcu Bank Limited Board Chairperson with effect from 1st April 2022.
Dr Tarinyeba Kiryabwire is a lawyer with over 20 years’ experience and expertise in corporate law, corporate governance and financial sector regulation. She is a certified director with the Institute of Directors of United Kingdom (UK) and has wide experience in governance and oversight responsibilities in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, as well as global professional and standard-setting bodies.
Prior to her appointment, Dr Tarinyeba Kiryabwire was the inaugural chairperson of the Women Business Advisory Council of Dfcu Bank. She subsequently joined Dfcu Bank as a non- executive director and in 2019,she was appointed to the Dfcu Bank Board as non-executive director.
She has previously served on the boards of FSDU, African Alliance, Makerere University Holdings, Gatsby Microfinance, Basic Needs Uganda as well as member of the Council of Mbarara University of Science and Technology and member of the Public Sector Internal Audit Committee. She has recently concluded her term of office as member of the New York-based International Ethics Standard Board (IESBA) where she chaired the Emerging Issues and Outreach Committee.
She is a member of INSOL International, International Insolvency Institute, and Uganda Law Society. Dr Tarinyeba is an Associate Professor of Law at the School of Law, Makerere University and a fellow of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences.
She holds a Doctor of Science of Law degree (JSD) and Master of Science of Law degree (JSM) from Stanford University, the USA as well as a Master of Laws degree (LLM) from Cambridge University, UK; a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (PGDLP) from the Law Development Centre; and Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from Makerere University.