Simon Rutega is a financial sector specialist with over 28 years’ experience as a CEO, financial analyst and strategy consultant and has been instrumental in the development of financial markets in the East African region.
Simon’s experience in the financial sector space ranges through the whole spectrum with working experience in policy, regulation and markets in East Africa and the United States. Simon has served as a director on a number of East African Company Boards across the financial sector spectrum in Uganda and Kenya including Commercial Banking, Investment Banking, Stock Brokerage, Central Depository and Payments Settlement, Insurance, Hedge Fund and Venture Capital/Private Equity.
Simon is currently serving as an Advisor to the Financial Markets Development Committee an initiative that is supported by the Central Bank of Uganda and chaired by the Governor, Bank of Uganda which brings together key stakeholders of the financial sector in Uganda to ensure that Uganda implements reforms that promote a progressive and competitive financial sector. He is also the Chairman of the Yield Uganda Fund, ICEA General Insurance and Managing Partner of Diaspo Capital, a Financial Advisory Firm that he established in 2012. He has provided advisory services to development partners, commercial banks, development banks, capital markets, insurance firms and private equity firms.
Simon holds an MBA from the Marriot School of Management, Brigham Young University and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University in the United States.