Speakers

Josephine Olok

Director @ LumJo Consultants

Josephine Olok

Bio

Josephine Olok is a Board Chair, Non-Executive Director, Committee Chair, Board Audit and Risk Committee Member, Director and Co-Founder with fifteen years board level experience across public and private sectors with particular experience in the FinTech, Banking, Multimedia, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas and Software industries. At board level, she is the Chair of FITSPA (Financial Technology Service Providers Association of Uganda), a board member of United Bank for Africa and a member of the Board and Risk Committee of New Vision Group. She has previously been a Non-Executive Director of Uganda Manufacturers Association. At the executive level, Josephine has over 25 years’ experience and is currently the Director and Co-founder of LumJo Consultants Ltd a company established to address the gap in fit for purpose, affordable, locally available, locally developed and locally supported software in Uganda. She has also delivered and implemented IT business strategy and digital transformation projects in several organisations including Tullow Oil (Kenya, Uganda), Barclays Bank, Equity Bank, Posta Uganda, Africa Online, United Nations World Food Programme (Sarajevo, Kampala), Bank of Uganda and ICL Uganda. Josephine holds an MBA from the University of South Wales, an MSc in Advanced Computing from Imperial College, and a governance certificate in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors London. She is a member of the Commonwealth Alumni Advisory Panel and a Project Girls for Girls mentor. She mentors women and girls to encourage them to pursue STEM careers. In her spare time she writes poetry and she recently published her first book of poetry.

Participating Talks

Panel Discussion: ‘The Payment Sector as a gateway to financial inclusion”

This panel shall discuss how financial technologies can be used as an avenue through which financial inclusion amongst the unbanked population can be achieved. It shall also delve into the laws governing the payment sector and the challenges faced by the players in the payment ecosystem. The panel shall also discuss the future of digital lending in Uganda. This panel shall also feature a session on KYC compliance in the payment sector.