The CEO of Next media, Kin Kariisa, has been appointed the Board chairman of Eco Bank Uganda replacing the long serving Henry Lubwama.

Kariisa was tasked to invest more in information and technology innovations for transformation of the banking sector. Businessman Charles Mbire, also MTN Uganda Chairman has been appointed board member.

“I’m very proud of Eco bank and I always love to talk about it, that’s why great people like Henry Lubwama, Charles Mbire and Kin Kariisa accepted to join us,” said Clement Dodoo the Managing Director Eco bank.

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Dodoo lauded the outgoing chairman saying everything that he has touched is a legacy because it stands on quality and that’s what Eco bank has received. “I think he has been a perfect example of what one can achieve,” he added.

Eco bank originally come from West Africa and has rolled to Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Benin then Nigeria, and other 31 African countries and the whole of middle Africa.

The Executive Director Eco bank Uganda, Annette Kihuguru, said Mr Lubwama has played a very constructive role in making Eco bank great amidst great challenges, “we thank him for the progress the bank has achieved. We shall continue to put the knowledge you’ve imparted to good use,” she said.

After very many things that have been talked about me, I feel like abandoning my speech am just say thank you. I feel extremely humbled to be honored,” said Lubwama.

“I have realized that I have been one of the longest board members and it was time for me to go because I have attained and fulfilled my vision. Thank you for appreciating the service we’ve given to this institution,” he said

He said Eco bank wouldn’t be great without customers. “I want them to know that it’s strong and truly a Pan African bank destined to serve your interests.”