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Edward Katende

Board Secretary And chair Of The Finance & Administration Committee

Edward is a founding member and current Chief Executive Officer/ Team Leader of UAA. He has been spearheading the organisation's meteoric rise as Uganda's premier agribusiness network and in setting its strategy and agenda for the future.
He is responsible for mobilising UAA's members, partners and other stakeholders, setting up various stakeholder platforms (including the agri-finance and Growth Oriented Agribusiness Accelerator) and in the design and development of its strategies, programmes and activities.

His career started in Uganda's banking sector, before moving to London- England, in 1999 where he enjoyed an illustrious career with several top corporate advisory firms, retiring as a licensed insolvency practitioner and Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants in 2011. Upon his return to Uganda, he was the managing director of Focus on East Africa (a boutique investment advisory firm) investigating better ways to create wealth for many Ugandans and thereafter left to help establish UAA as Team Leader.

He is a highly experienced business advisor with more than 18 years in accounting, taxation, insolvency & business rescue services, restructuring, corporate regulatory programs, organisational transformation and finance systems implementation. He has serviced a wide client portfolio, ranging from small owner-managed businesses to large multi-franchise operations.

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