Former Standard Chartered Bank, Tanzania’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sanjay Rughani who also doubled as the chairman CEO Round Table has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank, Uganda, The Bizz Wizz has learnt.
Sanjay’s announcement is pending a Bank of Uganda approval according to information from reliable sources.
He replaces Albert Saltson, who has retired from Standard Chartered Bank after more than 15 years. His final day at the bank was on 23rd March 2022. He came to Uganda, mid 2017.
Sanjay will be replaced by Herman Kasekende, who has been the Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank, Zambia. Herman, a Ugandan, has been the head of the Zambia StanChart unit since March 2017.
He is a banker with over 25 years of banking experience across the African continent has spent slightly over 22 years within the Standard Chartered Bank family.
In Tanzania, he has also been the Chair of the CEO Roundtable of Tanzania since June 2018 as well as the Deputy Chair of the Tanzania Bankers Association and Member of the Governing Council of the Tanzania Institute of Bankers amongst other roles.
The University of Mumbai (B. Com, Accountancy & Commerce) and Newport University (MBA Finance) graduate, before being appointed CEO in Tanzania, he held various roles within the Group, in India, Kenya, West Africa and Tanzania. The most prominent roles were Head of Finance & Change Management for Africa; Executive Director Finance & Area CFO for West Africa as well as the Regional Finance Manager, Africa.
He is a proactive, participative, strategically focused leader who utilizes keen analysis and insights and team approach to drive organizational improvements and implementation of best practices as well as a leader with superior interpersonal skills, capable of resolving multiple and complex issues and motivating staff to peak personal and organizational performance.