On Saturday, August 20, 2022, all roads led to Zirobwe in Luweero District as Stanbic Bank Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Anne Juuko introduced her future husband Apollo Makubuya.
The colourful ceremony was attended by several high-profile Ugandans including the Deputy Speaker and Buganda Kingdom Prince Charles Wasajja.
Thomas Tayebwa said the couple epitomises hard work and dedication to what they believe in.
“Yesterday, I joined friends and family to witness the introduction of Ms Ann Juuko, MD Stanbic Bank and Mr. Apollo Makubuya, Partner at MMAKS Advocates. The couple epitomises hard work and dedication to what they believe in. I wish them happiness and joy in their marriage,” he tweeted on Sunday.
This comes a month after their kukyala, with their wedding now set to take place next weekend at Namirembe Cathedral.
It should be recalled that Apollo with his close family members were secretly introduced to Anne’s family in a ‘Kukyala’ ceremony. This is a traditional ceremony in which the groom’s family officially visits the bride’s family for the first time.
Makubuya is one of the founders of MMAKS and a senior partner in the Corporate Advisory Team at the law firm. He is an expert in corporate mergers & acquisitions, energy, mining and natural resources; arbitration, tax & revenue law and constitutional law. He was widowed after the loss of his first wife, Stella Nansikombi Makubuya in 2018 with whom he had three children.
Anne Juuko is the Chief Executive of Stanbic Bank, Uganda’s largest bank by deposits, lending, income, profitability and assets with roughly about 21% market share across the board. She assumed this role in March 2020 from Standard Bank Namibia (Standard Bank is the mother bank of Stanbic), where she was the Head, of Corporate and Investment Banking.
Before returning home to run Uganda’s largest bank, she worked in various roles within Stanbic and the mother company, Standard Bank, as well as at Citibank in Uganda and Kenya.
Anne has two children with her ex-partner, Joel Lutamaguzi, who was also an employee at Stanbic Bank.