Professor Winifred Mary Tarinyeba Kiryabwire was appointed to the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) in 2018 as a self-nominated public member. Kiryabwire is an Associate Professor and head of the Department of the Commercial Law at the School of Law, Makerere University in Uganda - areas of expertise include; corporate law, securities regulation, and corporate governance.
Outside academia, Kiryabwire has advised various government agencies and inter-governmental bodies on the development and implementation of company law and securities regulatory frameworks. Kiryabwire is a certified company director and serves as non- executive director for DFCU Limited, Financial Sector Deepening Uganda, and Makerere University Holdings. Additionally, Kiryabwire is a member of the University Council of Mbarara University of Science and Technology, where she chairs the Students Welfare and Disciplinary Committee. Kiryabwire has previously served as Chairperson of Gatsby Microfinance Uganda, member of the Board of African Alliance Uganda, member of the Public Sector Administration Audit Committee and Vice- Chairperson of the Uganda National NGO Quality Assurance Mechanism.
Kiryabwire holds a Doctor of Science of Law degree (JSD) and Master of Science of Law degree (JSM) from Stanford University, as well as a Master of Laws degree (LL.M) from Cambridge University, UK; a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (PGDLP).