The Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) has announced the appointment of Alex Anganya as the acting Deputy Registrar General-Finance & Administration (DRG-F&A).
Anganya will assume duty on October 11, 2021 reporting to the Registrar General & the Board of Directors.
He will support the functions of the Registrar General, Mercy K. Kainobwisho, and also provide management support to all directorates at URSB.
URSB has been without a substantive Deputy Registrar General after the passing of Alfred Mugisha in July 2021 and the exit of Jane Langoya in January 2021.
The Registrar General, Kainobwisho said, “I am pleased that we have filled this key executive position from our own ranks, which underlines the strength of our organization.”
She added “the complementary sets of skills that Alex brings to the table provides robust leadership needed to propel us forward. He also has decades of experience both in finance and administration, which makes him the perfect match for this role.”
The Board Chairman, Ambassador Francis Butagira said that the organisation’s structure was being aligned to deliver the mandate at full capacity and that appointments to fill vacant positions are still on-going.
He described Anganya as a dedicated and inclusive leader who has shown strong leadership over the past couple of years in his role as Director Internal Audit.
On his part, Anganya said that he is greatly honored to be appointed as the Deputy Registrar General of the Bureau.
“I look forward to working with the fantastic team at URSB and progressively build on the gains made to propel our organization to the next level. I also thank the board and management for believing in me,” Anganya said.
Anganya is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA-U) and a professional auditor with thorough knowledge, strong skills and experience in Internal Auditing, Financial and Treasury Management, and Risk Management with good Leadership skills
He was appointed Senior Internal auditor/ Head of internal audit at URSB and grew to become the Director Internal Audit a position he holds to date.
Anganya was elected Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Africa Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) which brings together 20 member states, Uganda Inclusive with headquarters based in Harare Zimbabwe.
He served in the capacity for 4 years. He was also elected the chairperson of the JLOS audit committee, a subcommittee of the JLOS Budget working group, a position he holds to date.
He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce Hons. degree (both obtained from Makerere University).
He is also a member of the institute of internal auditors- (IIA Global) and also a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU).
He holds Certificate in Security Management from Industrial Security Services-Jinja, Certificate of attendance in Para – Legal Trainer from Uganda Human Rights Activists, Trained in Procurement Management by World Shelter Programme International. He has also trained on Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers by UNICEF among others.
URSB is an autonomous statutory body responsible for registration of businesses, Intellectual Property Rights (such as patents, trademarks, industrial designs and copyright) and Civil Registration (registration of all marriages and conducts civil marriages) and runs the chattels registry.
The Bureau also handles Insolvency matters.