Board Of Directors



1Gerald was appointed the Chairman of Tropical Bank Limited in June 2008. He was formerly Minister of various ministries including Trade and Industry, Natural Resources and Finance Planning and Economic Development. He brings to the Bank a wealth of knowledge and experience having previously worked with Barclays bank for a period of 9 years. He is currently a Senior presidential Advisor on Financial matters and a great crop and animal farmer. He holds a bachelors degree in B.Com from University of Nairobi and a diploma in Banking.


Deputy Chairman

2Benbarka was appointed Deputy Chairman of Tropical Bank Limited in June 2013. He is qualified with more than 35 years of Technical and Managerial experience. He is an established procurement consultant who has worked for General water authority as a Hydrologist, University of Arizona (U.S.A) as a Research Assistant, Soil and water department of Libya as Director general Water resources department, African Development Bank Corte d’Ivore as senior project officer, Head of procurement unit, chief procurement specialist and principal procurement specialist, Libyan Export promotion Authority as procurement consultant. He is currently a procurement Advisor for the Libyan Foreign Bank and National Committee for the review of all development contracts as well as an independent consultant on procurement.


Ag.Managing Director

Mr. Idris E.M. Elhalafi is the Ag. Managing Director of Tropical Bank Limited. He holds a Master’s of Science in Information Systems Management and a Bachelor of Business Studies (Accounting). He joined Tropical Bank Limited as Deputy General Manager from January 1, 2010 until January 31, 2014 when he was appointed to the current position in acting position.
Mr. Elhalafi brings with him over 25 years wealth of banking and financial experience. He served for nearly 10 years at the Libyan Foreign Bank, Tripoli as Deputy Manager Research Studies and Trust Bank, Minsk, Belarus as Executive Director. Prior to this Idris spent over 15 years as Financial Controller at two prestigious libyan universities and at the Libyan Embassy of Ukraine. He is married with children. Idris is an ardent scout and member of Uganda and Libyan Scouts Associations. He enjoys photography and travel.


Executive Director

Mr. Lubega Juma has been with Tropical Bank as Head of Risk and Compliance since February,2006 prior to which he had worked with other financial institutions for a period of 20 years. He therefore, has a wide and valuable banking knowledge and skills in the areas of risk, compliance and information technology management which every one of us can exploit for the benefit of our Bank.



4With nearly 25 years of Banking experience, Mukhtar was appointed Director Tropical Bank Limited in November 2012. He worked for the Libyan Foreign bank in various departments and is currently Assistant Manager – Risk Management Department. He holds a BA in Agriculture Economy (1990) from the University of Tripoli.



5Mohamed was appointed Director in November 2012.  He is currently working with the Libyan Foreign Bank as Assistant Manager Participation Department. He was a Board Member of Basque Commercial Du Burkina Faso between 2007 – 2012. Mohamed holds a Bachelors’ in Business Administration.



image003Mr. Mohamed Hassan Al Majdubi is a qualified Economist, with vast experience in International Trade Financing, Risk Management, Banking Operations and Communication, gained over a period of 35 years working in Arab Turkish Bank, UBAF International Bank, Tunisia and at the Libyan Foreign Bank, Tripoli.


Board Secretary

7Addah joined Tropical Bank Legal Department in 2000 and is currently the Head, Legal and Company Secretary. She is a qualified lawyer, advocate of the courts of judicature of Uganda and also holds a Post graduate Diploma in Legal practice.