Dr. Charles Mbire receiving the Pearl of Africa Lifetime Achievers Award 2013 from Prime Minister Hon. Amama Mbabazi. Right is General Pecos Kuteesa and extreme left is Mr. Bonny Katatumba, Chairman of Pearls of Africa Lifetime Achievement Awards Committee.
MTN Chairman Dr. Charles Mbire has been honoured with an Award as the most Respected and Inspiring Business Leader in Uganda in the Pearl of Africa Lifetime Achievement Award 2013. The ceremony which took place at Imperial Royal Hotel Kampala was presided over by the Prime Minister of Uganda Hon. Amama Mbabazi.
Dr. Mbire’s name is synonymous with successful businesses in Uganda including MTN Uganda.
Dr. Charles Mbire remained a consistent, astute and honest businessman, entrepreneur and industrialist in Uganda. He is reported to be the wealthiest indigenous Ugandan, with an estimated net worth in excess of US$65 million, as of December 2008
Mbire traces his origins to Mparo, Kabale District, in southwestern Uganda. He studied business and economics and graduated with Honors from Essex University in England. He went on to obtain a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Leicester University, also in the United Kingdom. His investments range from telecommunications, finance, energy, real estate, pharmaceuticals, agribusiness and transportation.