Willy Mutenza is an enterprising businessman who has lived and worked in London for the last 22 years. Having graduated in 2002 with a BA in Digital Arts and Multimedia Computing from Thames Valley University, London, he has put to good use the skills he learnt in Information and Computing Technology. His host of certificates in courses such as Computer Design, and Printing & Publishing has resulted in a number of successful SME ventures.
Willy founded The Promota Group in 1998 and has expanded its business interests in magazine publication, events management, private equity bridging, printing and design, web and multimedia design and property in Uganda.
Willy Mutenza is also a senior marketing consultant at the Promota marketing agency, specialising in the African ethnic community.
Willy publishes the Promota Africa magazine, one of the most popular high quality gloss and ethnic focused magazines published in the UK, targeting a broad African readership.
Over the past 12 years, Willy has engaged the UK business community as a trade and investment consultant and advisor for the Ugandan Government and Uganda Private Sector.
Willy has been a Marketing Ethnic Consultant for Western Union from 2005 to 2010 and subsequently for Brussels Airlines.
In 2011, Willy initiated and championed the annual Uganda UK Convention, a Trade and Investment event which has been highly successful, and continues to grow from strength to strength every year. These prestigious conventions have been presided over by several high profile speakers and delegates both from the UK and Uganda, such as Uganda Vice President Hon Edward Ssekandi, Lord Popat, Patrick Bitature, First Lady of Uganda Janet Kataaha Museveni, Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, Hon. Maria Kiwanuka, Hon. Irene Muloni, Lord Sheikh, Elly Karuhanga, Amos Nzeyi, Bulaimu Kibirige (BMK), Eng. Dr. Frank Sebbowa-CEO-UIA, Lord Verjee, Kasekende MD Stanbic Bank, Hon. Oryema Okello, Hon. Sam Engola, Hon Wafula Oguttu, various Members of the Ugandan Parliament and several senior executives representing the private sector.
Willy is also a Director at MM2 Capital; MM2 is developed as a pan-African capital investment equity company.
Willy is the founder of an innovative a Bluetooth and Wi-Fi marketing device (ePRO Bluetooth Long Range advertising transmitter). The “ePro Bluetooth” a mobile marketing device, allows businesses to send adverts to mobile phones by free transfer of content between mobile devices using the Bluetooth signal. The device has now been deployed and bought by top companies like MoneyGram International.