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Milbert Kiggundu-Bentham's Relaunch Success Story

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Relauncher Success Story

Prior to her six-year career break, Milbert Kiggundu-Bentham’s career spanned her an internship at the United Nations Development Program, a commercial banking career in Uganda, a merit-based scholarship in Georgetown University’s MBA program, eight years in structured products research initially at Bear Stearns, and then as a Director at Standard and Poor’s. While she was on break, she started a children’s fashion line and was on the board of DanceWave Inc., a Brooklyn based nonprofit organization. She returned to the world of finance through Bank of America’s Return to Talent Program as a Senior Vice President in Marketing at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.


Milbert Kiggundu-Bentham has over 14 years of experience across finance, new business and marketing. Following her graduation from Cornell University, she started her career as an intern at the United Nations Development Program and was also selected as one of five Business Fellows for Africa as part of the United States Information Agency and the Corporate Council for Africa. Ms. Kiggundu-Bentham spent a couple of years working in commercial banking in Uganda before returning to Georgetown University, where she was awarded a merit-based scholarship in the MBA program.

Following graduation, she spent eight years in structured products research initially at Bear Stearns and then later as a Director at Standard and Poor’s where she evaluated asset managers and published multiple research reports which were quoted in the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.

During her six-year career break, she started a fashion line, Kalulu Kids, which created upscale children’s clothing using high quality cotton from East Africa and manufactured in New York City. She was also on the board of DanceWave Inc., a Brooklyn based non-profit organization.

In 2014, she reentered the corporate world through Bank of America’s Return to Talent Program as a Senior Vice President in Marketing at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.

iRelaunch Note: Milbert Kiggundhu-Bentham attended the 2014 iRelaunch Return-to-Work Conference as well as the 2014 iRelaunch FastTrack programs at Montclair State and the 2015 program at Citi. Milbert was also a speaker at the 2016 iRelaunch Return-to-Work Conference on the Relaunching in Healthcare, Tech, Marketing, Anti-Money Laundering Panel.