BY BANKERS REPORTER
Patrick Oketa has been appointed as the new Executive Director at Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (FSD Uganda. He replaces Rashmi Pillai.
Oketa will lead the development and oversee the delivery of FSD Uganda’s key programmatic initiatives.
He is a seasoned banker, economist, and finance professional with experience in debt investing, private equity, development banking and advisory.
He has over 20 years of experience working to deploy capital to businesses which have the potential to positively change the livelihoods of Uganda’s most vulnerable communities.
Oketa most recently worked as Managing Director at Aval Capital. His experience includes roles with Development Banks such as: the African Development Bank, East African Development Bank, and the Uganda Development Bank.
He has also in the past worked for Actis, Acumen and Pearl Capital as Director and partner. He brings a wealth of experience in the management of capital flow across the entire ecosystem.
He has worked with diverse multinational teams and has earned deep credibility as a trusted advisor and partner with a myriad of stakeholders in both private and public sector.
He is passionate about financial inclusion and impact investing. He is an ardent advocate for the increase in the role of the financial sector as a contributor to the national GDP of Uganda with a belief that this could exponentially improve the livelihood of millions of Ugandans which fits in well with FSD Uganda’s vision and mission.
He holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Economics, Masters in Banking and Finance and an MBA.