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Dr. William T. Muhairwe

Dr. Muhairwe is a business management economist by profession with over 25 years of management experience. He is currently the Executive Director of the Global Water Leaders Group, UK. His overall responsibilities include liaising with Water Leaders to formulate common goals for the safe provision of water and sanitation services and assisting in making policies that are crucial to the development of the water sector. Dr. Muhairwe was the leader for the Institutional Options for the Urban Water Sector in Ghana, a project funded by World Bank. His major deliverables were studying the existing institutional framework, assessing institutional aspects for reforming and restructuring of the sector, assessing labour, O&M, capital investments requirements, and reform implications to the sector and analysing institutional requirements and implications of transitional arrangements.

Dr. Muhairwe has served as a senior manager at various levels. He was the Managing Director, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Uganda, UN Habitat Consultant (Advisory Services) to the UN-HABITAT Water and Sanitation Programme and he was a short-term World Bank Consultant (Advisory Services) to the World Bank Institute (WBI) and the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP).

He has also served as Deputy Executive Director and Ag Executive Director of Uganda Investment Authority and General Manager of Steel Corporation of East Africa Limited (SCEA), General Manager of East African Steel Corporation Limited (EASCO). He has also been Corporate Controller of Department of Business controlling administration and accounts, Wacker Chemie GmbH (Ltd) Burghansen, Germany. Dr. William holds a PhD, an MBA and a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, all from Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany.


Deputy Chairman

Mr. Muhoho Kenyatta

Mr. Kenyatta is a leading entrepreneur, businessman and director of several companies within the Eastern Africa region including Brookside Dairy Ltd, Heritage Holdings Ltd, Kenya Dairy Board and Timsales Holding Ltd. He is a graduate of Williams College, Massachusetts, in the USA holding an Economics and Political Science degree.


Group Managing Director

Mr. Isaac Awuondo

Isaac Awuondo holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) degree from the University of Nairobi. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ACA) and member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (CPA K). Isaac has over 32 years experience in the finance and banking sectors spanning Europe and Eastern Africa having previously worked with BDO Binder Hamlyn, Nation Media Group and Standard Chartered Bank in various senior executive roles. He is chairman of the Financial Sector Board of KEPSA, chairman of the Council of Riara University and director of Bata Shoes Company Kenya Limited and Nairobi Java House Limited. He is also chairman of the Kenya Conservatoire of Music and the Kenya Hospital Association (Nairobi Hospital) and trustee of the Rhino Trust and Zawadi Africa Education Fund.


Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Samuel Odeke

Mr. Samuel Odeke is a financial management professional with experience in the banking industry of over 26 years with practical experience in corporate treasury having worked for Barclays Bank of Uganda Limited, Bank of Africa Uganda Limited, United Bank for Africa Uganda Limited and Orient Bank Limited. At United Bank for Africa Uganda Limited, he worked as Executive Director, Segment Banking, responsible for business development. Mr. Odeke holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree majoring in Finance and a Master of Science Degree in Accounting and Finance from Makerere University and ACI Financial Markets Dealers Accreditation Certificate. Samuel has trained extensively in Asset and Liability Management at several training institutions.


Executive Director

Mr. Joseph Mahugu

Joseph Mahugu holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in accounting from University of Nairobi. He is a holder of Certified Public Accountant of Kenya CPA (K) qualification and is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (CPA K). Joseph has over 15 years of experience in the banking industry and has undertaken local and international courses in Financial and Management Accounting. He also has high mastery of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and International Accounting Standards (IAS)


Non-Executive Director

Prof. Dr. Maggie Kigozi

Prof. Maggie Kigozi, a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative of the Aspen Institute, is a medical doctor by profession. She practiced medicine in Uganda, Kenya and Zambia.

She joined the private sector in 1994 as Marketing Director of Crown Bottlers (Pepsi) Ltd. The company has evolved and diversified into one of the most successful companies in Uganda producing high quality beverages and contributing to the national economy. She was elected as a Board member of the Uganda Manufacturer’s Association and played a key role as Chairperson of the Sector Subcommittee in advising the government on private sector friendly policies.

In 1999 she was appointed executive director of the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA), a position she held for over 11 years. Under her leadership, Uganda attracted over US $4 billion actual foreign investment and US $10 billion planned investment. Prof. Kigozi founded the UIA Women Entrepreneurs Network which successfully networked business women, built their capacity and advocated against discriminatory cultures and laws. She later joined UNIDO as a consultant investment promotion expert to build capacity in African Investment Promotion Agencies. She is working as a consultant with International Trade Centre (ITC) to build the capacity of Women Vendors to supply governments and corporates.


Board Member

Ms. Grace Kasisira

Ms. Grace Kasisira is an Economist currently working as a freelance consultant in banking and finance. She has several years’ of diversified experience in the field of banking. Prior to her retirement, she enjoyed an illustrious 30 year tenure at Bank of Uganda, (Central Bank) where she served in several departments specializing in regulation and supervision and economic policy research. She climbed the corporate ladder to the position of Deputy Head of Department. She is a member of Project Link, an international collaborative Research Group for econometric modelling. Grace Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, a post graduate diploma in business administration and a Master’s degree in policy and planning.  Her other special areas of expertise include training and advisory services in microfinance startups, development and regulation, capacity based lending, gender related research and evaluation.


Board Member

Mr. Joseph Baliddawa

Mr. Baliddawa is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He has worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he is a former Country Senior Partner and a Country Coordinator of the Public Sector Group in Uganda. With 34 years of experience in finance and accounting, he possesses extensive experience in the directorships of large audit and consultancy assignments involving several multi-location companies, programs and staff from different organisations.

Mr. Baliddawa is a member of professional association bodies like; the Institute of Commercial Management, Founder council member and the President of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda and Chairman of Public Accountants Examinations Board in Uganda.

His great accomplishments have earned him life time achievement awards from: ACCA Global, Lions Clubs International Association. He is also the recipient of The Pearl of Africa Lifetime Achievement award for his outstanding contribution to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals in Uganda. He is the current President of the Institute of Corporate Governance of Uganda (ICGU). He also serves on Boards of several corporates as a director and Chairman of Audit Committees.