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Winifred Kiryabwire



Professor Winifred Mary Tarinyeba Kiryabwire was appointed to the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) in 2018 as a self-nominated public member. Sheis an Associate Professor of law in the department of Commercial Law at the School of Law, Makerere University in Uganda. Areas of expertise include corporate law, securities regulation, and corporate governance.

Outside academia, Ms. Kiryabwire has advised various government agencies and inter-governmental bodies on the development and implementation of company law and securities regulatory frameworks.

Ms. Kiryabwire is a certified company director and serves as non- executive director for a financial institution in Uganda (DFCU Bank Limited) where she is a member of the Audit Committee, Risk and Credit Committee and chair of the Remuneration Committee. In addition, she is a non- executive director of a multi donor funded financial sector development organization (Financial Sector Deepening Uganda) where she chairs the Investment Committee and is a member of the Audit, Finance, and Risk Committee.  

Ms. Kiryabwire has previously served as Chairperson of Gatsby Microfinance Uganda Limited, member of the Governing Council of Mbarara University of Science and Technology and member of the board of Makerere University Holdings Limited, African Alliance Uganda Ltd, member of the Public Sector Administration Audit Committee and Vice- Chairperson of the Uganda National NGO Quality Assurance Mechanism.

She is a member of the Institute of Directors (UK), International Insolvency Institute and INSOL International. Ms. Kiryabwire holds a Doctor of Science of Law degree (JSD) and Master of Science of Law degree (JSM) from Stanford University, as well as a Master of Laws degree (LL.M) from Cambridge University, UK; a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (PGDLP).