Mohamed Iltaf Sheikh, Baron Sheikh (Lord Sheikh) is one of the most successful Ugandan Asians in the UK. Ugandan Asians have been one of the most successful groups of immigrants to any country anywhere in history and we welcome the opportunity to use the platform of this Expo to rejuvenate their love of Uganda so that they can look back again at Uganda as an ideal investment haven as well as being their motherland.
Lord Sheikh will join the main panel to discuss among other things, Exploring Uganda’s Economic Potential and how British companies can take advantage of the vast investment potential Uganda has to offer.
The Uganda Diaspora Investment Expo 2013 (UK Convention) is now the largest Ugandan gathering in Europe – attracting more than 1000 delegates – designed to promote Uganda as a favoured investment destination in East Africa. The Expo offers participants – private individuals and companies large and small – the opportunity to access our lucrative and often overlooked Diaspora market, as well as the vast investment and business opportunities presented on the day. This year’s Theme: ‘Diasporans, Driving Growth in Uganda’ will focus on and contribute to the economic empowerment of the Ugandan community through a trade and investment Expo.
To stress the positive outcomes of the Expo, the Expo has achieved some groundbreaking results. After the 2nd Convention, and as a direct result of attending the Expo, a group of Ugandan Asian investors committed to invest more than $3million in a maize processing plant. Another group donated more than $50,000 to the 1st Lady who was the guests of honour at the 2nd Convention, to build a school and buy two tractors for the women of Karamoja.
One must further mention that the Expo has inspired Ugandans from the Diaspora who have relocated back to Uganda and are enjoying their successful ventures.
The Expo is a catalyst for rejuvenating an entrepreneurial spirit among Ugandans in the Diaspora and also a springboard and platform to promote partnerships between investors and Diaspora SMEs; it also offers an unparalleled opportunity to established businesses from Uganda looking for investors.
About Lord Sheikh
Mohamed Iltaf Sheikh, Baron Sheikh (born 13 June 1941), formerly known as Richard Sheikh, is chairman of Macmillan Sheikh plc, an insurance broking and underwriting agency organisation with offices in Westminster. He is also the chairman of Iqra Ethical plc and two property companies.
He was made a life peer in 2006, and sits on the Conservative benches in the House of Lords. The life barony conferred upon Mohamed Iltaf Sheikh has been gazetted by the name, style and title of Baron Sheikh, of Cornhill in the City of London. See also