Japheth Katto became a member of the IFAC Board in November 2007 and joined the Nominating Committee in January 2010. Mr. Katto was previously a member of the IFAC Compliance Advisory Panel from 2005 to 2007.
Mr. Katto has been the chief executive officer of the Capital Markets Authority of Uganda since 1998. Prior to this, he held several senior positions with Investment Management Regulatory Organisation Ltd. and with the UK's Financial Services Authority. He has also worked for the British Government's Department of Trade and Industry and held various accounting and auditing roles in organizations and firms in East Africa.
Mr. Katto was the vice chairman of the Africa and Middle East Regional Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions from 2002 to 2006. He previously served as president of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Uganda from 2001 to 2003 and served as Uganda's delegate to the ACCA from 2004 to 2007. He was also member of the Ethics and Disciplinary Committee of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU). Mr. Katto has held key appointments in Uganda including Commissioner on the Judicial Commission of Enquiry into Closure of Banks and Chairman Pension Reform: Liberalization and Regulation Committee.
Mr. Katto graduated with honors from Makerere University in Kampala, receiving a Bachelor's degree in Commerce. He is also a Fellow of the ACCA and a member of ICPAU.