We are pleased to have on board Eng. Dr. Frank B. Sebbowa, the Executive Director of Uganda Investment Authority as one of the guest speakers on the 12th Sept 2015 at the forthUgandan UK Diaspora Trade and Investment Expo in London.
“Uganda has all the attributes for an investment to thrive citing enough consumers, good infrastructure, an educated skilled human resource, a correct economic and regulatory frame work as well as a Macro economic system that is very stable – President Museveni.
The Uganda Investment Convention is now the largest Ugandan gathering in Europe designed to promote Uganda and East Africa at large as a favoured investment destination in Africa.
Uganda continues to record remarkable economic growth, and according to the World Bank has endured a GDP growth of 6.6 in 2014, and is one of the 10 fastest growing economies in Africa.
There has been much transformation in governance and in the general political atmosphere, giving potential investors greater confidence. In terms of available investment opportunities, Uganda has abundant natural resources, discovery of oil and also, infrastructure development is continuously opening more doors for potential investors.
The sharp rise in the middles-class is creating a robust demand for consumer goods, more so in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry. All these attributes and more, have, and continue to place the country in the spotlight with regards to sustainable investments.
Renowned as having the highest level of both Ugandan and UK governmental and business speakers, this year we will be addressing the essential need to know topics most prevalent to East Africa (Uganda), such as opportunities within a range of sectors that include the priority sectors; infrastructure development, Power & Energy, Health-care, Agri-business, Real Estate, financial markets.
The 2015 programme has a demanding, interesting and varied agenda over the course of the day, with keynote addresses, panel discussions and break-out networking sessions involving government and officials from the private sectors, prominent Ugandan (Africa) entrepreneurs, private equity funds, asset managers, bankers, leaders and Pan-African development institutions. Additionally, a Project Centre will be in place to enable bilateral meetings and group discussions, with on hand support to facilitate business deals.
Confirmed speakers include: Rt. Hon. Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, Uganda Prime Minister |Chief Guest, Her Royal Highness Sylvia Nagginda Nnabagereka Queen of Buganda |Dr. Louis Kasekende, Deputy Governor, BOU |Lord Verjee |Lord Sheikh | HE Professor Joyce Kikafunda | HE Nimisha Madhvani | HE Mirjam Blaak | Dr. Benon Mutambi, CEO, Electricity Regulatory Authority |Lord Popat | Richard Dowden, Director of the Royal Africa Society | Doris Akol, Commissioner General-URA |Mr. Ismail Ahmed, the Founder and CEO of WorldRemit |Mr Ian Harrison, UK Trade & Investment-Regional Director |Nuradin Osman, MD, Africa & Middle East for AGCO ( Massey Ferguson) |Hon. Matia Kasaija, minister of Finance (TBC) |Hon Irene Muloni, minister of energy (TBC) |Dr. Eng. Frank Sebbowa, CEO-Uganda Investment Authority (TBC) And many more
About Eng. Dr. Frank B. Sebbowa
Engineer Dr Frank Sebbowa is the current Executive Director of Uganda Investment Authority and has a wealth of experience ranging from ten years as Chief Executive Officer of the nation’s Electricity Regulatory Authority, as well as another ten years managing a Stock Exchange listed manufacturing company: Uganda Clays Limited. He is a seasoned manager with an MBA in addition tohis engineering training and background.
Dr Frank Sebbowa a Mechanical Engineer did his postgraduate studies at Leeds University, England.