Anne Juuko, Stanbic Bank CEO

Anne Juuko, the Chief Executive for Stanbic Bank Uganda, has been named the Best Woman CEO in Uganda’s banking sector for the year 2021.

The award was given by London-based Global Brands Magazine (GBM).

Nancy Louis, the Senior Manager – Sales at GBM, wrote to Standard Group: “This is the 9th Edition of Awards at Global Brands Magazine this year, we conducted the Banking & Leadership Awards. An external research team was constituted to evaluate the nominees; your company was selected from a very competitive group of entrants, all of whom demonstrated unique and exceptional service delivery towards the evolving fintech sectors.”

In addition, Stanbic Bank won two other accolades including, Trusted Banking Brand, Africa 2021 and Best Banking Brand, Uganda 2021. 

Andrew Mashanda, the Chief Executive Officer for Stanbic Uganda Holdings Limited said: “By winning these top accolades, Stanbic Bank is sending a signal to the market that it is the best in terms of product innovations, leadership ethos, customer relations, supporting economic activities and above all, it is a peoples’ bank. This gives us the courage to even work beyond extra hours to achieve goals beyond our targets in line with our purpose – Uganda is Our Home We Drive Her Growth.” 

Juuko began her banking career in 2001. She has worked with Citibank Uganda Limited and Citibank Kenya Limited.

In 2012, she was hired by Standard Bank Group, as head of Global Markets for Stanbic Bank Uganda, serving in that capacity until December 2017. In January 2018, she took up a new appointment as Head of Corporate and Investment Banking at Standard Bank Namibia, a role she served in until February 2020.

On 1 March 2020, Juuko replaced Patrick Mweheire, as CEO of Stanbic Bank Uganda, becoming the first female Ugandan to serve in this position. Mweheire was appointed Regional Chief Executive at Standard Bank Group, responsible for Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and South Sudan.

Global Brands Magazine is one of the leading brand publications. Each year, it develops a series of awards for companies that have stood out among the industry leaders, demonstrating exceptional service and unique vision.

Uganda has 27 commercial banks, four of which, including a development bank are headed by women.