Board of Directors


Charles W. Nalyaali
Board Chairperson

Charles W. Nalyaali is a freelance financial and banking consultant and a Senior Training Expert in Microfinance and Supervision attached to the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany. Previously he was the CEO and Managing Director of two well established banks in Uganda and also the co-founder and CEO of Uganda Microfinance Limited (MDI), the leading Microfinance Institution at that time.
Prior to that Charles was Chief Bank Examiner at Bank of Uganda in the Bank’s Supervision Department. He holds a Master’s degree in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University, USA and a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Finance from Makerere University.

Diana Ninsiima Kibuuka
Board Vice Chairperson

Diana Ninsiima Kibuuka holds an LLB (Honours) degree from Makerere University with a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Center. She also holds a Master’s degree in law from the University of Cambridge (Wolfson College) and a Post – Graduate diploma in Taxation from the East African School of Taxation..
Diana is currently a partner at V. Agaba Advocates and Legal Consultants. Prior to this she worked as an associate with MMAKS Advocates for seven years where she specialized in banking and finance. Under the International Lawyers of Africa Program, Diana was seconded to the mergers and acquisitions department of Slaughter & May, LLP and Diageo P.L.C, in London.

Remy Ssali

Remy has extensive diverse experience in microfinance, commercial banking, development banking, bank operations and corporate governance. During his tenure with Centenary Bank he collaborated on several consultancies with DANIDA, USAID, DFID, GTZ, CRS, UNCDF and AFD. He successfully managed a project to acquire branches of a failed bank and integrate them into the operations of Centenary Bank. As a supervisor of the IT function he managed a Y2K Compliance Project and a migration to a more versatile banking software. Remy is also a skilled mentor and coach with a background in policy and operations manuals development.

Julius Tichelaar

As an Investment Officer with AfricInvest since 2007, Julius has several years of experience in private equity including the sourcing, structuring, financial / business plan modeling and the executing of private equity transactions in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is also in charge of the follow-up of several portfolio companies. Julius has been part of deal teams for growth capital investments and buyouts in several sectors throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.
Julius holds a Master’s degree in Finance and Investments from the Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Orsolya Farkas

Orsolya Farkas joined Triple Jump in 2008 and is presently the Regional Manager, Africa and the Middle East where she manages a portfolio of debt and equity investments in microfinance institutions in the region. She also regularly performs due diligence missions covering strategy, governance, risk management, lending methodology and social performance. Before joining Triple Jump, she spent five years in Paris as a Country Manager with the Council of Europe Development Bank financing small enterprises and social projects in Central and Eastern Europe.
Orsolya holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Honours) from the University of New Hampshire and a Master’s degree in Public Affairs and Development Studies from Princeton University where her course work focussed on economics, statistics and policy analysis.

Patrick T. Banya

Patrick T. Banya holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and German from Makerere University, a Master of Arts degree in Political Economy and Government from the City of London University UK and a certificate in Information Technology Management from Aptech Worldwide.
Patrick is currently a policy reform specialist. He has worked with the World Bank Group supporting different governments in Zambia, Tanzania and Uganda to come up with regulatory reform together with innovative information and communication strategies for both governments and the private sector.

Marisol Quirion

Marisol Quirion holds a Master Degree in Finance (M. Sc.) and is a Certified General Accountant (CPA CGA). With over 15-years’ experience with DID, she has extensive experience in the inclusive finance market. Marisol has worked on developing products and methodologies, and contributed to the establishment and strengthening of local financial institutions in over twenty countries around the world. From 2009 to 2012, Marisol held the position of Senior Director of Finance and Accounting. Since 2012, as Vice President Investments, she supervises the investment team, oversees the approval and monitoring of DID’s investments, manages DID’s subsidiary company, Gestion FONIDI Inc. and actively participates in the governance of many financial institutions. She speaks French, English and Spanish.

Nathan DeAssis

Nathan DeAssis has over 20 years work experience in both local and international firms. He has held the position of Country Director at the International Executive Service Corps (IESC), Head of Accounting and Finance Department of the Copperbelt University School of Business, Accounts Officer for the Finance Bank Zambia Limited and also for Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Limited.
Nathan has a Masters in Banking and Finance for Development from the Finafrica Foundation, Milan in Italy and a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from the University of Zambia. He is also a Fellow at the Zambia Institute of Bankers.

Zina Sanyoura

Zina Sanyoura joined Bamboo Finance in 2010 and presently is a Senior Investment Manager responsible for sourcing, developing, and managing investments in Africa, the Middle East and CIS countries. Previously, Zina worked with the International Finance Corporation in Washington DC where she assumed lead roles in executing a range of debt and equity investments in financial institutions (including microfinance). She also spent a year working on a corporate governance and social responsibility project with the World Economic Forum. Zina holds an MBA from IMD in Switzerland, is a Chartered Financial Analyst and speaks Arabic, English, French and Portuguese.