Geraldine Ssali, a renowned international finance manager, has been appointed the acting managing director of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF).
Ssali NSSF’s deputy MD until today replaces her former boss Mr Richard Byarugaba, whose contract expired with “immediate effect” on December 31st 2013 exited the organisation he has managed for the last three years.
The Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development Maria Kiwanuka, recently made a decision to internationally recruit all Senior Management positions, including those of Managing Director and Corporation Secretary.
Ssali formerly worked as the head of the directorate of management unit in Her Majesty’s Treasury in the United Kingdom (Ministry of Finance) before joining the Fund March 2011.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics, economics and statistics from Makerere University and a masters degree in business administration from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.
Ssali is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Mr Byarugaba however said he would re-apply for the job.
“A procurement contractor has been brought on board and what I can tell you is that I will re-apply for the job.”
The Finance Minister, Maria Kiwanuka, early in July directed that all executive positions at NSSF be advertised internationally to have a new team in place by start of 2014, a move that would affect between 10 and 15 managers.
This came after the IGG launched investigations into allegations of mismanagement, abuse of office and fraudulent transactions by top officials.