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We are expecting His Excellency Y.K. Museveni, President of Uganda to join us as the keynote speaker, other speakers include Rt. Hon. Anne-Marie Trevelyan - Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade, Lord Popat - UK Prime Minister’s envoy to Uganda, DRC and Rwanda and many other ministers and prominent industry leaders.
Packed with expert advice, knowledge, world leading speakers and suppliers, the Convention stands as the most important summit for businesses looking to set up overseas operations in East Africa (Uganda).
The targeted sectors for this trade summit include:
The First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports
Mrs Janet Kataaha Museveni was born on 24th June, 1948 at Ntungamo District, Uganda. Married to H.E. Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni President of the Republic of Uganda with four children and fifteen grandchildren.
She held a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership and Management, Uganda Christian University (2015), Bachelor of Education, Makerere University (1997) and a Diploma in Child Cognitive and Physiological Development, Montessori Education Centre, Dublin (1993).
She is the Minister of Education and Sports (June 2016 to date).
She has held various portfolio including:
The UK prime minister's trade envoy to Uganda, DRC and Rwanda
He became a Member of the House of Lords back in July 2010 and is the first Gujarati to represent the Conservative Party in the House of Lords. He was born on 14 June 1953, in Busolwe and brought up in Tororo, Uganda.
Minister of Energy and Mineral Development
Hon. Ruth Nankabirwa Sentamu is the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development a position she has held effective June 2021. Before that, she was the Government Chief Whip, a position she was appointed to in 2015. She has previously served as State Minister for Fisheries, State Minister for Microfinance, State Minister for Defence and State Minister for Luwero Triangle.
In 1994 through 1995, she served as a delegate to the Constituent Assembly that enacted the 1995 Constitution for the Republic of Uganda.
Hon. Ruth Nankabirwa Sentamu holds a Masters of Arts Degree in Conflict Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Art, both from Makerere University. She hails from Kiboga District, and was the District Woman Representative from 1996 – 2021.
Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development
She holds Master’s degree in Human Rights, Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication, from Makerere University, Diploma in Strategic Leadership Management from Charted Management Institute in United Kingdom and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management and in Monitoring and Evaluation at Uganda Management Institute respectively.
Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development from July 2021 up-to-date
As the cabinet minister of lands, she is responsible for "policy direction, national standards and coordination of all matters concerning lands, housing and urban development.
Minister of ICT from January 2019 to April 2021
She was responsible for formulation and implementation of information and communications Technology to sustain manage and oversee information
In 2015 left Uganda Police for active politics.
Woman Member of Parliament Mityana District from 2016 to 2021, During her time as an MP she chaired the Uganda Parliamentary Committee on defense and Internal Affairs; she was a member of the Parliamentary Business Committee and Parliament Committee commissions, state authorities and state enterprises.
Before joining politics Hon Judith worked in Uganda Police as Deputy Spokes Person from 2004 to 2010 and was promoted to the rank of Commissioner and in that capacity served as the Spokes Person for Uganda police from 2011 to 2015 before she resigned.
Chief Executive of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Richard has been the chief executive of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry since February 2020.
He has led five multi-million pound organisations as chief executive over a total of 18 years. They include an internationally famous charity, a UK government foreign affairs agency, a private company, and three of them were large membership bodies.
He has been on the Board and a non-executive chair/director of five corporations including companies, charities, two government agencies, and a research-intensive university.
Richard has worked in over 55 countries, specialising in Africa, the wider Commonwealth, and post-conflict situations and locations.
He was Chief Executive, Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council from 2017 to 2019. For the previous 8 years, he was Chief Executive of Wilton Park (a Foreign and Commonwealth Office agency for conciliation and dialogue on conflict and crises). He was a Commissioner for Commonwealth Scholarships, and on the Council of Durham University. He is currently a Governor of the National Institute of Social and Economic Research.
He has been CEO of the Countryside Alliance, Director General of the Zoological Society of London, and for ten years served with the British Council in Africa and the Middle East.
He graduated from Durham University (Hatfield College) in1980 and was a Commonwealth Research Scholar at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (1983-1986). He was born in Hong Kong.
Diplomatic Representative at Aga Khan Development Network
Mr Mawji is a former Partner at Ernst & Young (EY), where he held a number of senior leadership positions.
Mr Mawji graduated in Economics from the London School of Economics and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Over the past 30 years, he has advised on several international projects, mergers and acquisitions.
Minister of State for Privatization and Investment
Anite Previously, served as State Minister for Youth.
In January 2018, Evelyn Anite was admitted to the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University, in Medford, Massachusetts, in the United States, to pursue the Master in International Relations and Diplomacy Programme. In July 2019, Anite graduated from Tufts University, having met all the requirements for the Master of Arts program.
Minister of State for Housing
Persis Namuganza is a Ugandan politician and the state minister for lands in the Cabinet of Uganda. She was appointed to that position on 6 June 2016. Namuganza concurrently serves as the elected representative of Bukono County, in Namutumba District, in the 10th Parliament (2016–2021)
Minister of State for Trade, Industry and Cooperatives
Frederick Ngobi Gume, is a politician in Uganda. He is the State Minister for Cooperatives in the Ugandan Cabinet. He was appointed to that position on 6 June 2016. He concurrently serves as the elected member of parliament representing Bulamogi North West County, Kaliro District in the 10th Parliament (2016 - 2021).
Commissioner Legal Services and Board Affairs in Uganda Revenue Authority
Mrs Patience Tumusiime Rubagumya is a Ugandan lawyer, corporate executive and taxation expert who currently serves as the Commissioner Legal Services and Board Affairs in Uganda Revenue Authority, Uganda. She has served in Uganda Revenue Authority for the last twenty years in various capacities in tax administration functions specifically in the legal services field and advising on tax policy. She holds a Masters of Laws Degree in Oil and Gas, a Bachelor of Laws Degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. She is a Chartered Secretary, member of ICSA, Uganda Law Society and East African Law Society.
She also serves as the Secretary to the Uganda Revenue Authority Board of Directors.
Managing Director at Alvan Blanch Development Company Ltd
Alvan Blanch is a British manufacturing and project engineering company with a global outlook, specialising in the design, production and supply of quality machines and integrated systems for the primary and secondary processing of agricultural produce and waste materials.
Chief Executive Officer - Electricity Regulatory Authority
Eng. Waako is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Electricity Regulatory Authority, a position she assumed on 23rd March 2017. Her position involves providing strategic direction to the ERA Secretariat to ensure that the organization effectively delivers on its mandate efficiently.
She possesses over 30 years of work experience in and vast knowledge of Uganda’s Electricity sub-Sector, 15 of which have been at Senior Management Level. She holds a MSc. and BSc. Electrical Engineering, both from Makerere University, and a Master of Business Administration in Leadership from Walden University, USA.
Eng. Waako is a Registered Engineer with the Uganda Institute of Professional Engineers and the National Engineers Registration Board; as well as a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) of New York, United States of America. She was awarded the Excellent Performance Engineers Award by the National Engineers Registration Board at its 50th Anniversary celebrations in 2019. During Eng. Waako’s tenure as Chief Executive, ERA has had various National and International Recognitions and Awards.
Director, Tomosi’s Farm and Presidential Adviser on Special Tasks
Odrek holds a BSc Economics and Political science from Makerere University and Master’s degree in Media from University of Wales Cardiff. A director at Tomosi Group Tomosi Group which produces dairy products under the Milkman brand in partnership with a private equity Fund, also in construction, security and media and employing directly more than 400 young people.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Uganda Investment Authority.
Rwakakamba is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Uganda Investment Authority.
He is the former Global Senior Director of Policy at Fenix International, a company of ENGIE and Vice President of Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA). At Fenix, Morrison was member of the global senior management team and leads a team of policy professionals working with and engaging governments and off-grid sector stakeholders to create a conducive policy environment necessary to expand energy access and transform lives of almost 600 million people that still have no access to electricity in Africa and 1.7 billion people globally.
Rwakakamba has 15+ years of experience in private sector development, project development and execution, public policy analysis, and government. He has worked as the founding Chief Executive Officer at Agency for Transformation (AfT), a think and do tank on agriculture, energy and environmental policy, the CEO of Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Special Assistant to the President of the Republic of Uganda from 2013 to 2017, charged with public policy research and information in the Presidency.
As a manager for Policy Research and Advocacy at Uganda National Farmers Federation in 2007, Rwakakamba directed research and mobilized the farmers’ fraternity to amplify their voice and shape favorable agriculture policies. He has also chaired a number of international expert committees moderated by the International Federation of Agricultural Producers in Paris, France.
As HIID Merit Scholar and Mason Fellow in Public Policy Management, Rwakakamba graduated with Masters degree in Public Administration from Harvard University – Kennedy School of Government in 2016.
Rwakakamba received his first degree in Education from Makerere University, Kampala in 2003. He later attended the School of Political Science at Makerere University where he obtained a Master’s Degree in International Relations and Diplomatic Studies (IRDS) in 2006.
Chairperson National Planning Authority
Pamela Mbabazi is a Professor of Development Studies and currently the Executive Chair, National Planning Authority, Government of the Republic of Uganda. Previously, Prof. Mbabazi served as Head of Research for the GIZ supported Africa Peace & Security Program at the Institute for Peace & Security Studies, Addis Ababa University. Prior to that, Mbabazi served as the Dean of Development Studies at Mbarara University (1998–2010), where she established the Faculty of Development Studies.
Permanent Secretary Ministry of ICT and National Guidance
Dr. Aminah Zawedde the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance. She is an experienced IT professional passionate about embracing digital transformation to improve business models, service delivery and transform people’s lives. She provides strategic and technical guidance on how various sectors can leverage innovation and digital solutions to solve their problems while creating employment opportunities for the youths. To this end, she has played a big role in strengthening the linkages between government, the private sector, academia and development partners. Dr. Zawedde is a Rotarian and also serves on the boards of DFCU Limited, NITA-U and MustardSeed Junior School.
Director General Uganda Investment Authority
Robert Mukiza is the Director General of Uganda Investment Authority. Prior to joining the Authority, Robert served as the Deputy Director for the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Representative to Ethiopia, the African Union and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).
The past Chairman of the London Chamber of Commerce
Subhash Vithaldas Thakrar is a professional chartered accountant. Subhash was the managing partner of Blackstone Franks LLP when in 2013 he negotiated a merger with CBW, another well-established firm of Chartered Accountants in London.