Japheth Katto became a member of the IFAC Nominating Committee in January 2013 after having also served on the committee in 2011. Mr. Katto was nominated by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU). Previously, Mr. Katto also served on the IFAC Compliance Advisory Panel from 2006 to 2007 and the IFAC Board from 2008 to 2013.
Mr. Katto is now a consultant in financial services having retired at the end of 2013 as the first chief executive officer of the Capital Markets Authority of Uganda, a position he held for 16 years. Prior to this, he held several senior positions in financial services regulation in the UK with the Investment Management Regulatory Organisation and the Financial Services Authority. He has also worked for the UK Department of Trade and Industry and held various accounting and auditing roles in organizations and firms in East Africa.
Mr. Katto was recently appointed to the Global Council of the ACCA having previously held several voluntary positions with ACCA Uganda and the ICPAU from 2001 to 2007. Additionally, he sits on several boards, including East African Breweries Limited and Junior Achievements Uganda, and he chairs the Duke of Edinburgh International Award Uganda.
Mr. Katto was vice chairman of the Africa and Middle East Regional Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions from 2002 to 2006 and chairman of East African Securities Regulatory Authorities from 2012 to 2013. In addition, Mr. Katto has held key appointments in Uganda, including commissioner of the Judicial Commission of Enquiry into Closure of Banks and chairman of the Ministry of Finance's Pension Liberalization and Regulation Committee.
Mr. Katto graduated with a B.Com honors degree from Makerere University in Uganda and is a member of the ACCA and ICPAU. He is also a certified corporate governance trainer.