Mr Francis Gimara, Chairman
Partner, Arcadia Advocates, Kampala
Francis holds an LLM from Cambridge University, a Bachelor of Laws degree from Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda) and a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Center (Kampala, Uganda).
Francis is an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda and all the Courts subordinate thereto and a Partner with Arcadia Advocates. His primary area of practice is Commercial and Integration Law. He is a member of the Uganda Law Society, the East African Law Society and the Pan African Lawyers Union. Francis is also a Research Fellow with the East African Center for Trade Policy and Law, a consortium of experts working at promoting fair trading polices to enable Africa trade better.
Mr Francis Odida
Founder/Director, ABC Children’s Aid Uganda
Mr Amos Wekesa
Managing Director, Great Lakes Safaris Ltd and Uganda Lodges Ltd
Amos Wekesa grew up in the Salvation Army Home for less privileged children. From this humble background, he started a briefcase tour business in 2001 with $200, an invoice/receipt book and hire cars. After early struggles, his business took off thanks to an article in the Washington Times about the great tourism opportunities in Uganda which included Wekesa’s contact details.
Now one of the most successful tourism businesses in Uganda, Wekesa has received countless awards and has sat on multiple boards. A previous President of the Uganda Tourism Association, he is currently a member of the Uganda Tourism Board of Directors. He is a frequent key note speaker at international and national conferences, including an address to the United Nations General Assembly (New York) on Entrepreneurship for Development and a feature on CNN’s accredited and renowned African Voices. In 2014, Wekesa was awarded with a Titan Regional Award and Continental Award in Leisure and Tourism for his success in promoting local tourism in Uganda.
Mr Joseph Kaggwa
Director of Training, Smart Consult Uganda Ltd, Kampala
He is a Chartered Certified Accountant, a member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors Inc. He holds a Bachelors degree in Science from Makerere University Kampala. He has amassed experience in both external and internal audit with Carr Stanyer Sims & Co, Certified Public Accountants and ActionAid International Uganda, respectively.
He has carried out assignments in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa.
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Arcadia Advocates, Secretary