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Who is Michael Atingi-Ego?

Who is Michael Atingi-Ego? Flash Uganda Media looks at his biography, age, early life, wife, education, family, tribe, work and experience, net worth, International Monetary Fund (IMF), MEFMI, news, relationship with Dr Louis Kasekende and career of a Ugandan economist.

Michael Atingi-Ego is a Ugandan economist who serves as the Deputy Governor Bank of Uganda (BoU) appointed on 29 March 2020. 

Early Life and Education

Michael Atingi-Ego was born in Uganda in 1965. After attending local primary and secondary schools, he joined Makerere University from where he attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics.

Atingi-Ego proceeded with school and attained a Master’s of Arts Degree in Economics from Cardiff Business School, United Kingdom (UK). He thereafter joined the University Of Liverpool (UK) graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) also in Economics.

Work and Experience

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In April 2020, Atingi-Ego succeeded Dr Louis Kasekende whose term at the Ugandan central bank had expired and was appointed Deputy Governor Bank of Uganda. FILE PHOTO

Michael Atingi-Ego started his banking career at the Bank of Uganda. He then rose through the ranks to become the Executive Director, Research.

In 2008 he was appointed the Deputy Director of the African Department (AFR) by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) based in Washington, DC, The United States of America.

In September 2018, Atingi-Ego got appointed as the Executive Director of the Macroeconomics and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI), based in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital city.

MEFMI was inaugurated in 1997. It is a regionally owned institute currently housing 14 member countries; Angola, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, Lesotho, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Swaziland and Botswana. 

Then on 23rd April 2020, Atingi-Ego was appointed Deputy Governor Bank of Uganda replacing Dr Louis Kasekende whose term of office at the central bank of Uganda had expired. 

He’s very much lauded for adding a wealth of regional and international experience to BoU. While at the IMF, Atingi-Ego contributed a lot by increasing the effectiveness of capacity development and modernizing monetary policy frameworks in developing countries.

Atingi-Ego has authored and co-written several books and whitepapers that remain to be a point of reference in assessing economic trends in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa.

Net Worth

Michael Atingi-Ego’s net worth has been estimated to be $100k-$500k in the year 2021, though Forbes has not yet published an official report about his wealth.