Samallie Kiyingi

Samallie Kiyingi is an Australian/Ugandan finance lawyer,[1] who serves as the Director of Legal Affairs at the African Export–Import Bank, since April 2017.[2]

Samallie Kiyingi
Born1979 (age 43–44)
CitizenshipUganda and Australia
EducationUniversity of Technology Sydney
(Bachelor’s Degree of Law and Arts in International Studies)
(Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice)
TitleDirector, Legal Services at African Export–Import Bank

Early life and educationEdit

She was born to Ugandan parents, the late Robinah Kasirye Kiyingi, a lawyer and Dr. Aggrey Kiyingi, a cardiologist. She holds a Bachelor's Degree of Law and Arts in International Studies and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, both awarded by the University of Technology Sydney, in Sydney, Australia.[3] She is also admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales, Australia and in England and Wales.[3]


Kiyingi began her career as a banking lawyer at Ashurst LLP, which previously was Blake Dawson Waldron, in Sydney, Australia. She then worked as a Senior Associate at Clifford Chance, in London.[4]

She also worked as a Director and the Head of the Securitization Regulatory Policy and Advisory Group at Deutsche Bank, based in London. At the time she was hired by Afreximbank, she was an independent consultant advising corporations and regulators on capital markets.[3][4]

At the African Export Import Bank, she serves as the Director of Legal Services and as the corporate General Counsel.[2][3][4]

Other considerationsEdit

Kiyingi is a founding member of the African Art Acquisition Committee, of the Tate Modern Art Gallery, in London, United Kingdom.[1]

In 2018, Kiyingi was recognised as one of the 100 most influential people of African descent under 40 years of age, by The Most Influential 100 Company.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Martin Lurther Oketch (8 October 2019). "Afreximbank will increase trade financing in Uganda - Kiyingi". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 12 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b Andrea Ayemoba (21 April 2017). "Afreximbank Appoints Samallie Kiyingi Director of Legal Services". African Business Communities. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d Hogan Lovells (2018). "Samallie Kiyingi: General Counsel, African Export Import Bank". London, United Kingdom: Hogan Lovells. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  4. ^ a b c Segun MIPAD (7 May 2018). "Meet Samallie Kiyingi". MIPAD.Org. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  5. ^ Afreximbank (6 May 2018). "Afreximbank's Legal Director Named Among 2018 Most Influential People of African Descent". Cairo: African Export–Import Bank (Afreximbank). Retrieved 12 March 2020.

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