13 September 2019

Absa Group Ltd. advises of the appointment of Swithin J. Munyantwali, currently chairman of the Barclays Bank of Uganda board, as non-executive director to the Absa Group Ltd. board with effect from 15 September 2019.

Swithin, who was born in the United Kingdom and currently lives in Uganda, is the head of international law firm Appleton Luff’s East African office.  He is vice-chairman and co-founder of the International Law Institute African Centre for Legal Excellence.

“We are delighted with Swithin’s acceptance of the appointment, which, we believe, will enrich board discussion, given Swithin’s extensive international experience in a variety of roles in a number of countries,” said Wendy Lucas-Bull, Chairman at Absa Group Ltd.

Swithin currently serves as a board member of the African Philanthropy Forum, and International Law Institute, in Washington, DC.  He is also a member of the advisory boards of the Case Western Reserve University, Emerging and Frontier Markets Association, and The New Markets Lab.

He holds a B.Sc. in Criminal Justice from St Joseph’s University, a Juris Doctor from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and a Masters in International and Comparative Law from the Georgetown University Law Center, all in the United States.

Swithin will continue to serve as Chairman of Barclays Bank of Uganda until the end of February 2020.