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London, UK – Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia to Attend 14th Annual UK-Africa Investment Summit

2015 Africa's 50 Richest Net Worth

Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia, a prominent businessman from East Africa, will be among the high-profile attendees at the 14th Annual UK-Africa Investment Summit, set to take place on September 6, 2024, at The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel, in London. The summit, themed "Accelerating Growth Through Partnerships for Global Market Expansion in East Africa," is the UK's premier business event focused on East Africa. It aims to bolster investments and expand exports by engaging with target markets.

The UK-Africa Investment Summit is designed to showcase opportunities in East Africa across various sectors, including infrastructure, renewable energy, agriculture, ICT, and healthcare. The event will also emphasize enhancing East African exports to the UK, Europe, and other global markets. Strategic alliances between UK and East African businesses will be encouraged to boost economic growth.


Key sessions at the summit will include discussions on sustainable agriculture and agri-tech innovations, renewable energy and infrastructure development, digital transformation and fintech, tourism and eco-tourism development, and manufacturing and industrialization. The summit will provide valuable insights into market trends, regulatory frameworks, and investment incentives in East Africa.

Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia, founder and chairman of the Ruparelia Group, is a notable figure in the business community. Born in Kabatoro, Kasese district, Uganda, Dr. Ruparelia’s entrepreneurial journey began in 1985 when he returned to Uganda from the UK with US$25,000 earned from various casual jobs. His business ventures started with importing beer and salt from Kenya and later establishing a foreign exchange bureau, which paved the way for his entry into commercial banking.

Today, the Ruparelia Group is one of Uganda’s largest conglomerates, with interests in banking, hospitality, real estate, education, floriculture, media, and leisure industries. Dr. Ruparelia’s contributions to Uganda’s economy have been widely recognized. In 2013, he received the Golden Jubilee Presidential Medal from President Yoweri Museveni and was listed as the 27th wealthiest individual in Africa in 2015. He has also been awarded the East Africa Business award for his inspirational business leadership.

The UK-Africa Investment Summit will also cover sub-topics such as economic policies, geopolitical dynamics, advancements and ethical concerns in AI, transformation in banking and finance, energy transition, and crisis management. Sessions will explore the potential impacts of monetary easing policies, the influence of new political leadership on economic stability, and the rise of fintech innovations and digital currencies.

For more information about the summit and to register, visit UK-Africa Investment Summit.

Sudhir Ruparelia on the 2015 Africa’s 50 Richest – Sudhir Ruparelia is the founder of Ruparelia Group, one of Uganda’s largest conglomerates. https://www.forbes.com/profile/sudhir-ruparelia/

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