Makerere University has today inaugurated a new Board of Directors for the newly registered University Holding Company to be chaired by Kampala renowned Businessman , Entrepreneur, Industrialist and MTN Uganda Chairman; Charles Mbire. The event took place at Makerere University Administration offices Friday morning.
The Vice Chancellor Makerere University said; “Makerere University Holding Company will create the path way towards the University’s financial sustainability by acting as an entrepreneur in the development of University Business units that include bakery, University printer, maize mill and Guest house among others.”
Charles Mbire stands out as a distinguished Business personality for which he has won several accolades. He studied Business and economics and graduated with honors from Essex University in England. He went on to obtain a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Leicester University, also in the United Kingdom.
Other Board Members include prominent figures from the private and financial services as well as legal fraternity.
They are Charles Ocici, the Executive Director of Enterprise Uganda Foundation Ltd, Ms. Ruth Biyinzika Musoke, Director Member services at Private Sector Foundation, Dr. William Bazeyo an Associate Professor and Dean of the Makerere University School of Public Health, Mr. Dan Kasirye who joined the World Bank Group as IFC projects Officer, now overseeing the IFC Sub-Saharan Africa Department, Dr. Winfred Tarinyeba-Kiryabwire, Lecturer School of law Makerere University and Dr. Gorretti Nsubuga Nabanoga, the Associate Professor and Deputy Principal of the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Makerere University.