Chairperson of FITSPA
Josephine Olok, the Chairperson of FITSPA (Financial Technology Service Providers Association of Uganda) has been nominated to represent FITSPA on the Africa Fintech Network’s board. She is an IT professional with fifteen years board level experience across public and private sectors with particular experience in the Fintech, Banking, Multimedia, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas and Software industries. She is a Non-Executive Director of United Bank for Africa Uganda and a member of the Board and Risk Committee of New Vision Group Uganda.
She has over 25 years of executive experience and is recognized for very strong leadership, technical skills and deep knowledge in IT management. Josephine brings demonstrable evidence of driving business growth and efficiencies through digital transformation and assessing IT security risks through extensive knowledge of IT governance, risk and compliance, setting strategy, and delivering organizational and cultural change.
In an executive capacity, Josephine is currently the Co-founder and Director of LumJo Consultants Ltd a company established to address the gap in fit-for-purpose, affordable, locally developed and locally supported software solutions in Uganda. She has delivered and implemented IT business strategy and digital transformation projects in several organizations including Tullow Oil (Kenya, Uganda), Barclays Bank, Equity Bank, Posta Uganda, Africa Online, United Nations World Food Programme (Sarajevo, Kampala), Bank of Uganda and ICL Uganda.
Josephine is passionate about technology having studied, trained and worked extensively within the IT industry and is focused on applying that experience to non-executive board roles and to mentoring young women to empower them to take on STEM. She is dedicated to developing her board skills and is an active member of several board associations including The Institute of Directors (IoD) London, The League of East African Directors, The Boardroom Africa and The Institute of Corporate Governance Uganda.
She has a governance diploma and certificate in Company Direction from the IoD and IT governance certificates in CGEIT (Certified in Governance of Enterprise IT) and COBIT from ISACA (formerly Information Systems Audit and Control Association). She holds an MSc in Advanced Computing from Imperial College, London and an MBA from the University of South Wales. In her spare time, she volunteers in education projects as an IT project manager, has served as a member of the Alumni Advisory Panel of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, and mentors women as part of the Project Girls for Girls initiative. She enjoys walking, playing tennis and writing poetry – she recently published her first book.