The Insurance Institute of Uganda launches the John Ssebaana Kizito Memorial Lecture

13th August, 2018

For Immediate Release

Kampala- The Insurance Institute of Uganda, the institution charged with promoting professionalism in the Insurance industry, today announced the launch of the John Ssebaana Kizito Memorial Lecture.

The Late Hon. Ssebaana Kizito was a distinguished insurer, economist, politician and business man who greatly contributed to the growth and success of Insurance in Uganda. He was a founding partner of the first truly Ugandan Insurance Company- Statewide Insurance Company- a founding member of Uganda Insurers Association and Chairman of the National Insurance Corporation.

“In addition to ensuring the development of truly Ugandan businesses, the late Hon. Kizito was passionate about building capacity and professionalism within the local industry. It is for this and other countless reasons, that we are inaugurating the annual John Ssebaana Kizito memorial Lecture- a platform that we will spring board off as an industry to increase our penetration,” said Mr. Saul Sseremba, Chief Executive Officer, IIU.

The focus of the first lecture is to dialogue on how the industry- and financial services in general- can adapt and continue to grow amidst a rapidly changing global environment extending to how we can interact with technology, product development and innovation, government policy and marketing- all to the advantage of our clients- among others.

“We are therefore, confident that our membership and stakeholders will become dynamic and impactful individuals equipped with knowledge and skills in the delivery of the best as we honour the Late John Ssebaana Kizito and in building our industry, “added Mr. Sseremba.

The Key note speaker for this event is Alhaj Kaddunabbi Ibrahim Lubega, CEO, Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda with a panel comprised of Mr. Gideon Badagawa, Executive Director, Private Sector Foundation of Uganda, Hon. Mike Sebalu, Chairman, A Plus Group, and Mr. Michael Niyitegeka, ICDL Africa Country representative and moderated by Mr. Gordon Sentiba- Chairman board of Directors, Guardian Reinsurance Brokers.

The invite only inaugural Lecture will be held at Africana Hotel on the 15th of August starting at 1:30pm. The event is sponsored by the Insurance Institute of Uganda, Statewide Insurance Company, the Uganda Insurers Association, the Insurance Brokers Association of Uganda, the Insurance Regulatory Authority, Zep Re, Uganda Re, Minet, Ndejje University, CBS radio and Hotel Africana.