Andrew Kawere

Deputy Director, National Payment Systems at BOU

Andrew Kawere is a banking professional with extensive exposure in digital payments, banking, accounting and audit, obtained in diverse sectors, both public and private. He started his career with a stint in public practice, while working with KPMG Certified Public Accountants. He later on moved to East African Development Bank and Bank of Uganda where he has held different roles over the years, growing through the ranks to Ag. Head of Department at the Central Bank. 

Until December 2020, Andrew served in the Bank of Uganda Supervision Directorate, under the Non-Bank Financial Institutions Department which oversees Credit Institutions, Microfinance Deposit-taking Institutions, Money Remittance Service  companies and Bureau de Change.

With effect from January 2021, Andrew serves in the National Payment Systems Department of Bank of Uganda, where he is directly in charge of the implementation of the National Payment Systems Act, 2020 and the regulations thereunder. He is responsible for the regulation, licensing, supervision and oversight of payment service providers such as electronic money issuers. 

Andrew is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Information Systems Auditor and has attended several programs in digital finance. He is a retired three term founder Board Member at the ISACA Kampala Chapter and also serves on the Industry and Business Panel of the Professional Standards Committee of Council at the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda.