Standard Bank Group Appoints Anne Juuko to Lead Global Markets in East Africa

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The Standard Bank Group has announced the appointment of Anne Juuko, the Chief Executive of Stanbic Bank Uganda, to a new leadership role as Global Markets Regional Head-East Africa, effective April 1, 2024.

In her new capacity, Juuko will oversee operations in seven countries, including Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.

Kayode Solola, the Standard Bank Group Executive Head for Global Markets—Africa Regions, expressed his congratulations to Juuko on her new role, highlighting her extensive experience within the Group. He emphasised her pivotal position in steering operations across the East African region.

Juuko, who succeeded Patrick Mweheire as Chief Executive of Stanbic Bank Uganda in 2020, has been revered for her adept leadership during challenging times, including navigating the global COVID-19 pandemic. Under her stewardship, the bank achieved significant milestones, recording a notable increase in profitability.

The appointment of Juuko underscores Standard Bank Group’s commitment to fostering growth and innovation within its leadership ranks. Patrick Mweheire, the Standard Bank Group Regional Chief Executive for East Africa, expressed confidence in Juuko’s ability to drive revenue, profitability, and sustainability goals across the region.

Juuko’s achievements extend beyond banking, with notable contributions to initiatives promoting women’s entrepreneurship and maternal health. Her tenure has been marked by initiatives such as SACCO financing for smallholder farmer groups and the Stanbic4Her program, aimed at supporting women-led enterprises.

Anne Juuko, a graduate of Makerere University and Herriot Watt Business School in Edinburgh, Scotland, brings a wealth of expertise and leadership experience to her new role. Her appointment signals a new chapter in Standard Bank Group’s strategic vision for East Africa.

As Anne Juuko assumes her new responsibilities, stakeholders anticipate further advancements in financial services and economic development across the East African region. The Standard Bank Group looks forward to continued collaboration and success under Juuko’s leadership.

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