Meet Our Board

A team of experienced professionals with integrity.


John Darlington Sakwa

Founder and CEO

John is a finance professional with a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science from Makerere University, Kampala. Before founding Focal Development Finance Limited, he worked in the Pension as an Assistant Pension Consult specializing in financial analysis and modelling.

David Emitu-Chairman

David Emitu


David is a business man. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences and professional qualifications in accounting; ACCA and CPA Kenya. Prior to fulltime involvement in business, David worked in the banking sector.


Doreen Balaza

Board Member

Doreen is a business woman. She is a chartered secretary (ICSA-UK) and holds a bachelor’s degree in Development Studies from Makerere University, Kampala.


Paul Kahigi

Board Member

Paul is a qualified lawyer with over ten years of experience. He also holds two Master’s degrees, one in Intellectual Property (Africa University, Zimbabwe) and another in Managerial Studies (Uganda Management Institute, Kampala).


Byron Nicco Osiro

Board Member

Byron is an Information Technology specialist with over 9 years of experience in computer systems, network management and IT solutions implementation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Computing from Kyambogo University, Kampala