Who is Olive Lumonya?

She is the chairperson Board FINCA Uganda (MDI) and current  Deputy Director General of Uganda Civil Aviation Authority a position she assumed on November 15, 2021

Prior to her appointment, Olive was the Country Director of SOS Children`s Villages Uganda

She is an accomplished leader in the corporate and NGO sectors in Uganda. Her leadership experience, management, and Board engagement spans over 20 years.

Why Olive stands out

She possesses Over 25 years’ experience in Private, Government and NGO sectors. 15 at senior management with 6 years in the leadership position as Country Director SOS Children’s Villages Uganda ,offering strategic direction to over 400members of staff.

She oversaw the rebranding and repositioning of the National Social Security Fund, Repositioning of Nile Special and Club beers brands of South Breweries

Additional experience

Olive has previously served as Head of Marketing a communications-NSSF, Brand marketing Manager -Nile Breweries among other roles.

Academic qualifications

The Chartered Marketer from Chartered Institute of Marketing UK holds an MBA from ESAMI Arusha, Africa Board Fellow certificate, Balanced Score Card Champion from Balanced Score Card Institute. She is a graduate of Mass communications and Media studies from Makerere University among other qualifications.

She I also a professional writer, and as a news reporter who has published several articles in the leading newspapers in Uganda  and now  focused on publishing articles on personal branding



Who is Margaret Namulindwa Kigozi?

Maggie Kigozi as she is commonly known is one of Uganda`s most influential markers of all time.

Margaret joined Standard Chartered Bank on 25th November 2021 as the Head of Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing for Uganda.

She joined the Bank from Coca-Cola South & East African Business Unit where she held several roles.


Prior to Standard Chartered Bank Uganda, Margaret`s last role at Coca-Cola was  Category Lead for the Flavor Brands for over 13 markets in Sub-Saharan Africa a position she held for over 1 year.

She served in other roles at Coca Cola including Head of Marketing – Uganda, Ethiopia, Mozambique & HORN for 2 years, Senior Brand Manager-Flavor Category for 3 years, Head of Marketing – Uganda for over 3 years.

Margaret also worked with brands including Head of Marketing- Unilever Uganda responsible for  successful implementation of a key Marketing Plans of volume, share and financial objectives for the Company, maintaining close coordination with all key functions to ensure effectiveness in implementation of plans and mid-course correction among others.

Why she stands out

She possesses proficiency in developing Brand Strategy, connecting with consumers through relevant communication and execution of successful Marketing campaigns gained through over 19 years working for both Coca-Cola and Unilever.

She led and developed brand strategies for flavor brands across African markets (South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia & Botswana inclusive of innovations & communication Strategies

She led the teams to  develop brand strategies, communication & pack and product innovation for 31 markets in Africa including Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Ivory Coast Cameroon, Rwanda, DRC


Among her other qualifications, Margaret holds a bachelor’s degree in development  studies from Makerere University Kampala, a post graduate Diploma in professional Marketing(DipM)and is a certified member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing(MCIM)



Who is Juliana Kaggwa?

Juliana is formerly the Corporate Relations Director at UBL a subsidiary of Diageo PLC having announced her departure this year.

As a key strategic individual, Juliana managed a vast array of both internal and external stakeholders on behalf of UBL. She previously served as a Marketing and Innovations Director since 2015.

Working experience

Juliana has over 2 decades of FMCG experience both at strategic and implementation levels.

Prior to her current position, Juliana served as a marketing Director at the same company, UBL for five and a half years. The marketing function she supervised was accountable for 50% of the UBL`s strategic goals.

She was directly responsible for business growth of local brands like Bell Lager, Uganda Waragi alongside internationally acclaimed brands like Jonnie Walker, Smirnoff, Baileys among others.

Juliana Kagwa has previously served in various strategic positions including Marketing Manager Spirits Uganda at East African Breweries Ltd.


She also served as a Country Director Heineken Uganda before returning to East African Breweries.

Flavors like coconut and Pineapple were introduced to Uganda waragi while Apple under her stewardship and was key to introduce Smirnoff as part of UBL`s product innovations and refinements. These have since changed the game of spirits taste in Uganda.

Academic Qualifications.

Among her other Academic qualifications, Juliana has an MBA from the prestigious Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University

She also holds Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) of Food Science and Technology from Makerere University Uganda.



Who is Jackie Namara?

Jackie is one of the few Fellows and chartered marketers of Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK). A chartered Marketer is a status that recognizes purely outstanding marketers in the industry. This is currently accessible by members graded by CIM the leading professional marketing body in the world.


Jackie has over 20 years of experience in strategy, marketing communications, customer experience, building and managing brands. That’s two decades of solid  business growth support, and a test of time.

Her career began in the mid-90s with a one-year cameo at Bank of Uganda. She later moved to Unliver where she worked as a Brand Manager – Laundry and Personal Wash

She also served at Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL) as a brand Manager before being named the Group Brand Manager. Here, she worked for two years before moving to Airtel Uganda.

She later moved to work as the Head of marketing at Stanbic Bank Uganda, a position she held for nearly a decade. This is no mean feat.

Jackie later moved to Vodafone Uganda in the same capacity, where she worked for 2 years before they exited the Ugandan market. She still soared with outstanding delivery.


The vibrant Rotarian is a Fellow and Chartered Marketer of Chartered Institute of Marketing UK (FCIM), hold an MBA from the University of Technology Sydney  among her various qualifications.


Why Jackie Stands out

Five years ago, Jackie consolidated her marketing prowess into a consulting firm—Iguru Consult Limited, an agency which serves to help business thrive through Strategy, Marketing and Communications.

She lectures graduate students at the prestigious Uganda Management Institute and MAT Abacus Business School on how to prioritize marketing for sustained business growth and development.

Jackie has mentored close to 500 Marketing and Communications professionals and serves as a key member of the Uganda Marketers Society (UMS).



Who is Immaculate Ngulumi Nabatte?

She is one of the most accomplished Professional Marketers and CEO material Uganda has ever had with leadership and senior management experience spanning over 20 years in private, financial, FMCGs, sectors.

Immaculate is the current Chief Marketing Officer of Centenary Bank, Uganda’s 2nd largest bank directly supervising  Branding, Marketing, Product development, Advertising functions.

Why Immaculate stands out

For over 2 decades, she has served in Private, FMCGS, and financial sectors at senior management level with 8 years in a leadership position as Bank`s CMO offering strategic direction to over 1500 members of staff both directly and indirectly.

Immaculate oversaw professionalization of the Banks’s marketing team, development of over 15 products and solutions including Mobile loans, Online account opening, Diaspora Funeral cover, Mobile banking app, Superwoman account and spearheading various marketing campaigns year on year.

She previously worked with UgaChick Poultry breeders Ltd and pioneered the growth of commercial poultry farming in Uganda and the East African region. She was  directly responsible for Marketing and sales of poultry and poultry feeds in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Kenya, and Congo. She also led channel and partner management, communications, and public relations functions of UgaChick

Additional Experience

Still at UgaChick, she oversaw and pioneered the diversification to growth of fish farming as an enterprise in Uganda and supervised the marketing function which saw the enterprise  extend reach into Kenya and Rwanda.

Academic Qualifications
The Wife and mother of 3 daughters is in a league of few Ugandans with a Fellow status of The Chartered Institute of Marketing UK(FCIM), Fellow and Chartered Marketing Analyst (CMA) of American Marketing Association(AMA), a Member of Chartered Institute of Public Relations UK(MCIPR) & holds an MBA from the Prestigious Makerere University among her other qualifications.

The Rotarian of the Rotary club of Muyenga Tankhill  has also undertaken Senior leadership program at  Strathmore Business School (SBS) and  an Associate Consultant at the Uganda Management institute where for the last 10 years having mentored over 500 marketing professionals.



Who is Charity Kamusiime Asiimwe?

Charity Kamusiime is a Ugandan qualified professional marketer  with over a decade of practical marketing experience.


She is the current Group Marketing Manager-Consumer Banking, Customer Engagement and Support functions of Ecobank. Here, Charity is responsible for its consumer banking segment strategic Marketing, leadership and team oversight  a position she was promoted to in March 2021.

Her career started in 2008 at MTN Uganda where she served as an Activations Assistant a position that ushered her into the world of Below the Line (BTL)Marketing.

Charity was previously the Ecobank Group Product Marketing Manager – Remittances & mobile money seating at their Nairobi Regional Office.

She did a tremendous job at Airtel Uganda  for  close to 6 years having served in various positions including Digital Marketing & Strategic Alliances Manager, Digital Marketing Executive, Trade Marketing Executive

She is currently a CIM Associate consultant/Tutor at Uganda Management Institute.


She holds a postgraduate diploma in professional marketing(DIPM), member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK(MCIM)  among her various qualifications.


Why Charity stands out

While at Ecobank, she has championed strategies that have seen the brand being recognized as The Best Remittances and Payments Bank among other awards.

Charity worked on Airtel Uganda`s most delicate projects including the Rebrand/Relaunch of Airtel Money Uganda in 2013 which included Bringing a new face to Airtel Money Uganda….the most simple, secure, and instant money transfer `you’ve got to love the brand icon Mr. Money`

She spearheaded the rebrand of the old Airtel website by introducing self-service experiences and improved customer journeys. This was done by a total overhaul of the website a strategy that worked very well at a time.

She championed a marketing strategy of the  biggest acquisition in the Uganda Telecoms space, Warid to Airtel Money a period when the Airtel Money distribution using the aggregator model was established.

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Who is Beatrice K. Lugalambi?

Beatrice Lugalambi is an accomplished leader with experience spanning 27 years


She is the current General Manager Corporate Communications and Marketing at Centenary Bank a position she has been holding for 3 years.

Prior to that Beatrice served as General Manager Business Growth and Development still at Centenary Bank for over 5  years.

Here, she was responsible for steering business growth and marketing leading, Marketing, commercial, retail and SME business segments. She was also responsible for research and product development teams

She has also previously worked at Barclays and Bank of Africa as head of Corporates and Business development respectively.

Why Beatrice stands out

Beatrice has in the past led a 40-man department and supervised over 1500 Centenary Bank employees directly.

She has spearheaded development and promotion  of over 15 new product development, over 40 major marketing campaigns that have positioned Centenary Bank as one of the key iconic local brands.


Beatrice holds a Bachelor of Arts(BA) of Makerere University, an MBA from the prestigious ESAMI( Eastern and Southern  Africa Management Institute) among her other qualifications.



Who is Barbra Arimi?

Barbra remains one of Uganda`s most accomplished marketers and CEO material. She is the current Head of Marketing and Communications at National Social Security Fund(NSSF) responsible for Marketing planning, strategy, product development, Research, brand marketing, Communications both digital and traditional.

Prior to joining the fund, Arimi served as Group Head Corporate Communications and Marketing at Orient Bank for close to 2 years.

She joined Orient Bank from Centenary  Bank where she served as Brand Manager for over 3 years

Arimi has also worked as Marketing and sales manager Post Bank for over 3 & half years and did tremendous work there.

Why Barbra stands out
Barbra spearheaded the NSSF brand positioning, image, and reputation from the time she joined to date. NSSF friends with benefits, NSSF Financial Literacy programs, NSSF Mobile among other key projects and products were all launched under her supervision. The  latest is the digitalization of the old NSSF card to a multipurpose Visa enabled card.

She is a current board member at DFCU Group since 2019 and a CEO Apprenticeship Alumni Association.

The marketing goddess is a graduate with Bachelor of Commerce from Makerere University, Member of Chartered Institute of Marketing UK(MCIM), Member of Chartered Institute of

Public Relations(MCIPR), holds an Executive MBA from ESAMI among her various academic qualifications.



Who is Allen Ampaire?

Allen is a legendary marketing and sales queen in the hospitality sector. She has been around, seen it and literally done it all.

Allen is the current Country Sales & Marketing Manager at Kampala Serena Hotel  responsible for marketing sales, customer experience, events, sustainability arms of the 5-star Hotel and conference Center.


Having worked around the EastAfrican Region, Allen settled at home and to mentor hospitality professionals in rooms divisions, Hospitality Management, Customer Service, Management, and Hotel Management. Strong sales & Marketing.

She chose Serena for its standards and multinational components and has been there for over 18 years of her professional career among other brands she has worked with.

Why allen stands out.

She has been involved in preparation, attracting partners, and marketing the hospitality sector for over 18 years. That dedication can never go unnoticed.

She has been spearheaded attraction of over 2000 premium events to be hosted at Serena including concerts, product launches, International, regional conferences among others making Kampala Serena remain profitable over the years.

Allen has mentored over 1000 professionals especially in the hospitality sector hence contributing immensely to the marketing profession.

Among her other academic qualifications, Allen graduated from Makerere University Business School with an MBA

Allen also conducts private consulting sessions in Customer experience, sales and Marketing, Hotel Management.



Who is Agnes Asiimwe Konde?

Aggie Konde is a Ugandan polished marketer, an FMCG and multimedia industry expert with over 2 decades of experience in Strategy, leadership, talent management, business growth.

Aggie Konde is the current Vice President Program Development & Innovation at Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) an organisation that seeks to transform African agriculture from a subsistence model to strong businesses that improve the livelihoods of the continent’s farming households headquartered in Nairobi Kenya an established in 2006.

She has been in this role since November 2019.

At AGRA, she is responsible for the strategic role of program development implementation and monitoring of impact. The role drives the design and oversight of all elements of AGRA’s technical programs and strategy in 12 AGRA countries in East, West, and parts of Southern Africa


Prior to joining AGRA, Aggie Konde spent 2 years as CEO Msingi East Africa an Independent, multi-decade organization that seeks to identify and support East Africa’s industries of the future to create widespread and lasting prosperity in the region.

Aggie has served on various positions before leaving Uganda including MD NTV a company of Africa Broadcasting (U) Limited, Head of Sales and Marketing Crown Beverages Limited the manufacturers of Pepsi among other beverages, Circulation and Marketing Manager, Monitor Publications Limited a Nation Media Group company.

Why Aggie Konde stands out

At NTV, she  led a team to launch Spark TV, VID TV, NTV GO among other projects while designing, providing foresight, and directing ABUL’s short-term and long-term strategic plan with an aim of growing shareholder value.

Aggie is also remembered for developing and implementing robust Sales and Marketing strategies that delivered turn around market share from 29% to 49% within three years.

She also grew the retail segment from 15,000 outlets to 90,000 registered retail stores, tripled the distribution partners across the nation. Aggie championed the diversification of CBL’s portfolio from a limited mix to a healthy balanced Product and Brand Portfolio.

Aggie successfully launched 93.3 KFM and achieved number two audience rating in a record 8 months after launch. Developed and implemented a successful re-brand/relaunch of the Daily Monitor and grew market share from 30% to 45%.
She was voted Best Sales Representative twice in a row and was Project Manager for Benson & Hedges and Embassy cigarette launch in Uganda


Aggie Konde holds a bachelor’s degree Social Sciences from Makerere University, Executive Diploma, Organizational Leadership from  Global CEO Program IESE Business School, MBA from University of Liverpool among other qualifications.


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