UIBFS | The Uganda Institute of Banking and Financials Services | Financial Awareness Month 2022 (Season Three)

Ms. Esther Masawi Birungi

Head – Business Support and Corporate Recovery

ABSA Bank

TOPIC COVERED BY THIS SPEAKER

WEBINARS COVERED BY THIS SPEAKER

HOW INDIVIDUALS AND COMPANIES CAN MANAGE AND RECOVER FROM FINANCIAL DISTRESS AND DEBT

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Esther Masawi Birungi is a trained Economist and a Banker by profession. Her career in the Financial Services sector spans 21 years in the areas of Finance, Administration, Procurement, and Credit.

She has over 10 years of experience in Special Assets Management for a complex portfolio covering Small and Medium Enterprises (SME), Business Banking, Corporate and Investment Banking with a focus on providing robust solutions with the aim of turning around businesses that are undergoing financial distress.

She has also worked with Absa bank Tanzania and Absa Bank Seychelles as a credit expert where she provided support to the Credit and Special Asset management teams for new and existing business transactions.

Esther is currently the Head of Business Support and Corporate recoveries at Absa bank Uganda. She is an accredited Trustee and has experience in pensions has been the Chairperson for the Absa Bank Staff pension fund over a period of 8 years.  She also sits on the board for P-SAVE SACCO where she chairs the credit committee.

Esther holds a bachelor’s degree majoring in Economics and a Masters’s degree in Economic policy and Planning from Makerere University. She also holds Credit Skills Accreditation in Commercial and Advanced Lending from Omega Performance – IFS School of Finance, London, and has also completed Moody’s Level 1 & 2 Analytics Credit Mastery Certification program.

Outside the bank, Esther is an avid reader and provides mentorship for young people in her church and wider ecosystem in areas of career guidance and soft skills that are critical for the achievement of ones personal and career aspirations.

 

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