Samallie Kiyingi is an Australian/Ugandan finance lawyer, who serves as the Director of Legal Affairs at the African Export–Import Bank, since April 2017.
Early life and education
Samallie 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. She is also admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales, Australia and in England and Wales.
Ms 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.
She also worked as a Director and the Head of the Secularization Regulatory Policy and Advisory Group at Deutsche Bank, based in London. At the time she was hired by Afrexim Bank, she was an independent consultant advising corporations and regulators on capital markets.
At the African Export Import Bank, she serves as the Director of Legal Services and as the corporate General Counsel.
Kiyingi is a founding member of the African Art Acquisition Committee, of the Tate Modern Art Gallery, in London, United Kingdom.
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.