Chairman, Board of Directors
Mr Kassam joined the Board of Directors of Diamond Trust Bank in September 2017 and was appointed Chairman in January 2019. He started his career as a corporate lawyer in London with Linklaters before moving into investment banking, initially with Investec Investment Banking, and then with UBS Investment Bank, where he was a Director supporting M&A and Equity Capital Markets execution. He has lived and worked in London, New York and Hong Kong and is currently based in Kampala, where he founded and manages his own business. He has served on the boards of several companies and not-for-profit organisations. Mr Kassam obtained his undergraduate degree in Law from Trinity Hall, Cambridge University and an MBA (with Distinction) from INSEAD. He is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and a member of the Institute of Directors (Kenya).
Mr. Dharamshi, was appointed as a Non- Executive Director of Diamond Trust Bank Uganda Ltd on 20th August 2014. He is a professional banker with over twenty years of senior management experience in the Middle East and Africa. Mr. Dharamshi is the Head of Banking for the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED), and responsible for providing oversight on operations of financial institutions in the AKFED portfolio across Asia and Africa. He also serves as a director on the boards of DTB Tanzania, Habib Bank Limited, Pakistan, Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank, Kyrgyzstan, First Microfinance Bank, Tajikistan, and DCB Bank, India. Prior to taking this position with AKFED, he was Senior Vice President, Wholesale Credit Risk Management at Mashreq Bank in Dubai. Before joining Mashreq Bank, Mr. Dharamshi spent 17 years with Citibank in a wide range of positions across different areas of the bank in Africa and the Middle East. Mr. Dharamshi holds an MSc. in Economics/Information Systems from the London School of Economics. He is also a member of the Institute of Directors (Kenya).
Group CEO and Director
Mrs. Devji joined the DTB Group in 1996 following which she was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of Diamond Trust Banks in East Africa in 2001. She is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, an Associate of the Institute of Taxation (United Kingdom) and a Fellow of the Kenya Institute of Bankers. She is also a member of the Institute of Directors (Kenya). Mrs. Devji is a director of DTB Tanzania, DTB Uganda, DTB Burundi, Jubilee Insurance Burundi, Diamond Trust Insurance Agency Limited and the Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited. She has also previously served as a member of the Kenya Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Non- Executive Director
Mr. Kitariko is an Investment Banker with over fourteen years of director-level experience in the financial services industry and at a leading pan African investment bank. He began his career as a lawyer in private practice and moved as General Counsel for the US treasury capital markets project where he developed an interest in the financial markets. He later joined African Alliance as the Head of securities and rose through the ranks and is currently the Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of African Alliance Uganda. He has also been involved at a leadership level in the growth and development of the capital market industry in Rwanda. He joined the Board of Directors Diamond Trust Bank in May 2017.
Jane Anyango Kabbale is a multidisciplinary professional with twenty-eight years of practical executive and senior-level experience in banking operations with skills to integrate strategic management, operational management, corporate governance, risk management, capacity building and coaching, project and fund management and management consulting services. Over the years, she has developed key competencies in project management and planning, corporate governance, business recovery planning and management, internal and forensic audits. Jane has a proven record of being a leader of integrity, efficient and successfully working with multi-disciplinary teams of different nationalities, backgrounds, and professions. She is currently involved in consultancy work in the public and private sectors.
Non Executive Director
Mr. Dalal was appointed to the Board of Diamond Trust Bank Uganda Limited in December 2018. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a full member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda. Mr. Dalal has vast experience in audit, accounting, tax and financial consulting having been a key member of the PKF East African team since 1996 including sixteen years as Managing Partner of PKF Uganda. He has also provided voluntary services to the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda where he served on the Education and Finance Committee, the Disciplinary and Ethics Committee and was also a Council member for many years. He therefore brings to the Board vast experience in the area of accounting, tax and financial consulting.
Chief Executive Officer
A senior banker with forty-two years of experience in the Indian and African banking industry, Mr. Thambi, was appointed as Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of Diamond Trust Bank Uganda Limited (DTBU) in July 2007. Prior to joining DTBU, he was Senior Vice President and Head of Retail Banking of a leading private sector bank in India. Prior to this, Mr. Thambi held the positions of Senior Vice President & Head of Inspection and Audit and Vice President & Head of Banking Operations and branch control of the bank. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics, a post-graduate diploma in Cyber laws (Nalsar University, Hyderbad, India) and Oracle Financials. Mr. Thambi is an Honorary Fellow of Uganda Institute Banking and Financial Services and served as on the Board of (UIB FS) from 2008 to 2014.
A senior banker with fifteen year of experience in the banking industry, Mr. Maina Kariuki forty-four, was appointed to Executive Director of Diamond Trust Uganda Limited in June 2013. Prior to joining on 1 st August 2002, he was employed with Diamond Trust Bank Kenya Limited for two and a half years in the Finance Department. Mr. Kariuki has worked as an auditor in Pricewater house coopers ( formerly Cooper & Lybrand) for six years, since 1994. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art (majoring in Economics) and is a qualified Certified Public Account of Kenya (ICPAK).
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