Finserve board members

Finserve Africa

DR. PATRICK UWIZEYE

Non-Executive Chairman

Meet Dr. Uwizeye our chairman who holds an impressive personal and professional qualifications. He earned a Degree of Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) and a Masters of Science (MSc) in Strategic Planning from the Edinburgh Business School Heriot-Watt University, UK; an MBA in Financial Management from the University of Hull, UK; Masters in Communications Management (MCM) from Coventry University, UK. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of both Institutes of CPA Kenya and Rwanda, a Certified Member of the Institute of Risk Management (CMIRM), UK; and Associate Member of Kenya Institute of Management.

Dr. Uwizeye has over 28 years of working experience as business management professional at senior level positions. He has worked with MTN Rwanda in various positions including Chief Finance Officer (CFO), and the General Manager in charge of Business Risk Management. He also worked in Kenya with AACC in Nairobi, and held the senior positions of the Director of Finance and Administration and the Chief Accountant. Currently, Dr. Uwizeye is the Managing Director of BPU Consulting Ltd, the company he founded.

Finserve Africa

JACK NGARE

Managing Director

Meet Mr. Ngare a captain of industry with an in depth experience in management, the telco industry, mobile financial services and emerging technology risks and security.

Mr. Ngare holds a Masters in Management from Harvard University, an MSC in Advanced Computer Science (Distinction) and BSC in Computer Science from the University of Leicester. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management from Harvard University, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).

He previously worked for British Telecom (Global Services) with assignments in UK, Saudi Arabia, Peru and a joint venture with NTT Docomo in Japan. He subsequently worked at Stanbic Bank and NIC Bank (Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania).

Finserve Africa

JOSEPHINE WAPAKABULO

Non-Executive Director

Meet Dr. Wapakabulo who has made professional strides globally and is the first woman inaugural CEO of a National Oil Company - Uganda National Oil Company (since 2016).

Dr. Wapakabulo holds a PhD in Information Science focused on “big data”, and published a book on the adoption of data-exchange standards and knowledge management technologies in Defence and Oil & Gas companies. She obtained her Global Executive MBA from INSEAD business school in France. Under her belt are over 17 years’ professional experience with a focus on strategy development and implementation, quality and continuous improvement, and engineering management in multinational companies, across multiple continents in Oil & Gas, Defence, Aerospace and IT consulting. She obtained her executive level experience in the UK, Germany, Australia and Uganda.

Finserve Africa

JOANNA BICHSEL

Non-Executive Director

Meet Mrs. Bichsel is the CEO and Co-Founder of Kasha, an ecommerce company for women’s health operating in Kenya and Rwanda.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with Honors from Queen’s University in Canada. Prior to founding Kasha, she was the Principal Technology Advisor for Global Development at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation focusing on technology strategy and investments across East and West Africa and South Asia.

Mrs. Bichsel also spent 11 years at Microsoft Corporation headquarters working as a software engineer, business leader and a senior leader of an international cybersecurity team.

Finserve Africa

ISIS NYONG'O MADISON

Non-Executive Director

Meet Ms. Nyong’o the Founder and Principal of Asphalt & Ink, which provides strategic advisory services to broad range of clients including corporations, governments, non-profit organizations and start-ups.

She is also an independent advisor to Kenyan Banks on mobile products strategies for new business lines. She has previously held senior positions in various companies including INMOBI, Google, MTV Networks and My Jobs Eye. She holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Biology from Stanford University.