National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has paid a glowing tribute to Ivan Kyayonka, a former Board Chairman.
Kyayonka passed away yesterday afternoon in Nairobi hospital.
Geraldine Ssali Busuulwa, Ag. Managing Director, said in a condolence message that Kyayonka brought to the Fund strategic leadership from the private sector, drove the innovation agenda and promoted cohesion among the Fund’s diverse stakeholders.
“He was highly respected by his peers, colleagues both within and outside the pension industry in Uganda and beyond.”
She said Mr. Kyayonka was also very instrumental in the transformation of the Fund into the largest pension find in East Africa.
“Our thought are with his family during this difficult and trying period.”
Mr. Kyayonka was appointed Board Chairman on 1st June 2012 by the Minister of Finance Planning and Economic Development and has served in that capacity since then.
Kyayonka has served as the Managing Director of Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants in Uganda Since February 2013.
He served as the country chairman of Shell Uganda and Shell Tanzania while doubling as East Cluster Supply and Distribution Manager.
He left Shell last year ending a 31 year illustrious career at the company.
He joined Shell Uganda as a Graduate Engineer in 1982.
Kyayonka previously served as chairman of the Uganda Cricket Association (UCA).