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Ibrahim Kato

Meet Ibrahim Kato, the New Chief Retail Officer at PostBank

posted onJuly 4, 2024

PostBank Uganda Limited has appointed Ibrahim Kato as its new Chief Retail Officer. With over 15 years of experience in the banking sector, Kato brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role, having worked with both international and local banks. His professional journey is marked by significant accomplishments in strategic planning, retail banking, credit risk, and analysis.

Kato joined PostBank in November 2020 as Manager Workplace Banking, where he played a pivotal role in re-engineering processes for Personal Banking and driving notable growth in this segment. His exceptional performance led to his promotion to Regional Head of Distribution – Western, and later, he took on the same role in the Central Business District.

In his current capacity, Kato oversees the Bank’s Retail business, spearheading numerous initiatives and transformations that have significantly bolstered the Bank’s balance sheet and profitability. His efforts have also advanced the Bank’s mission of financial inclusion. As Chief Retail Officer, he is tasked with formulating and executing the Bank’s business growth strategy across various distribution channels, Fintech Business, Sales, and Bancassurance. He is also lauded for fostering a high-performance culture that has greatly enhanced overall team performance.

Before his tenure at PostBank Uganda, Kato spent nine years at Stanbic Bank, where he held several key positions, including Manager New Business, Manager Workplace Banking, and Officer Governance and Execution, among other branch roles. His career trajectory continued at I&M Bank as a Relationship Manager SME, followed by a role at Zenka Finance, a FinTech company, where he served as County Head of Sales and Distribution. In these roles, he exhibited strong thought and transformational leadership, contributing significantly to business growth.

Academically, Ibrahim Kato holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial and organisational psychology from Makerere University and is in the process of completing his MBA from the University of South Wales. His educational background and extensive experience make him a valuable asset to PostBank Uganda as he steps into his new role, poised to drive the Bank’s retail operations to new heights.

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