Albert Saltson leaves Standard Chartered Bank Uganda

Albert Saltson will be relinquishing his position as CEO Standard Chartered Bank Uganda after about five years of service.

Saltson, a Ghanian national was appointed CEO and Managing Director of Standard Chartered Bank Uganda in March 2017.

He took over from Herman Kasekende, the first Ugandan to head Standard Chartered Bank, having been appointed to CEO Standard Chartered Bank Zambia.

Saltson’s tenure has been mostly about digitization of the bank to meet dynamic customer needs. And under him, there have been significant transformation of banking services – supported by making the necessary investments and continuous innovation to ensure top notch digital products and solution.

Products such as Standard Chartered Mobile App, Kiosk Banking, Agent Banking among others partly informed the view to scale down on its brick and mortar banking model.

Standard Chartered Bank’s total assets were sh3.8 trillion in 2020, representing a growth of 21% from the previous year. Customers’ deposits were sh2.7 trillion, a growth of 27.1%. The Bank recorded sh72b in net profits before tax, a decline of 41.6%

Who is Saltson?

Prior to the appointment, Saltson was the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Standard Chartered Bank Gambia, a position he held since June 1, 2015.

He also served as Chief Executive Officer for Standard Chartered Bank Sierra Leone

Saltson, has been instrumental in driving overall performance of the Bank and led the Business in the Gambia to achieve outstanding financial performance.

While in Sierra Leone, he demonstrated exceptional leadership and courage during the Ebola outbreak by taking an active role in the formation of the national emergency private sector force on Ebola.

Saltson joined Standard Chartered Bank over 25 years ago and has since held various senior positions in different functions.

Prior to his appointment as CEO, he was on different occasions the Head of Consumer Banking Standard Chartered Bank Zambia and Ghana spanning a period of over eight years.

Saltson holds a BA (Hons), Diploma in Management, MBA and Certificates in General Management from Oxford University and INSEAD.

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