Samuel Fredrick Mwogeza

Chairperson Board of Directors, LéO Africa Institute

Samuel is a credentialed professional coach and business leader with extensive working experience in the Financial Institutions sector. He is the Chairperson Board of Directors at the LéO Africa Institute and has worked with some of the largest global and regional banks out of Africa currently working with Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited as the Executive Head: Personal and Private Banking. Immediately prior to this he worked as the Global Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Vision Fund International and prior to this as the CFO of Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited.

He has also worked in other countries with time spent in Uganda, Zambia, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo while working for Citibank and Standard/Stanbic Bank respectively; where he was central to strategy formulation and leading and managing change leading to improved sustainability.

Samuel has received multiple individual accolades. He was recognized as the top CFO in Uganda at the Deloitte-ACCA awards in 2018 and the Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”) of the year 2019 by the Institute of Certified Professional Accountants of Uganda. He was further awarded as top contributing CFO to the financial services industry by the Uganda Bankers Association in 2019. He has also been recognized as Best Chief Financial Officer; Strategy Execution – 2018 and Best Chief Financial Officer; Finance transformation – 2017 by ACCA Uganda & Deloitte Uganda. Samuel also led the finance team to “Best Finance team of the year” by Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (“ICPAU”) in 2019 and under his leadership as Executive Head for Consumer and High-Networth, the bank also won the 2021 and 2022 Consumer Choice awards in “best Commercial and development bank” category.

Samuel has contributed as a non-executive director (NED) in various organizations as below;

  • Uganda Securities Exchange (NED and Chairman Audit and Risk Committee)
  • International Coaching Federation-Uganda Chapter (NED; Chair Finance Committee)
  • The Leo Africa Institute (NED)
  • Stanbic Properties Limited (Board Chairman)
  • Liberty Life Insurance Uganda Limited (NED)
  • Stanbic Pension Fund (Chairman)

He has also served on voluntary basis on the entities below;

  • ICPAU-Finance, Planning and Administration Committee (Member)
  • Uganda Bankers Association-CFO Executive Committee (Lead Technical matters)

Samuel is a Harvard Business School – Executive programme alumni, an MBA (Edinburgh Business School) and Bachelor of Commerce degree honors (Makerere University). He is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU), a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), a member of the International Coach Federation (“ICF”) and a member of the League of East African Directors (LEAD).

Samuel conducts lectures on leadership, strategy and business transformation to leaders and senior managers from varied backgrounds and has partnered with Strathmore Business School and MAT ABACUS – CFO Leadership Academy to deliver some of these.

Samuel is happily married to Christine and is a father to Dara, Jona and Adele.