Dr. William Kalema

• He is Country Managing Director of BDO East Africa, a professional firm that offers audit, accounting, tax and business advisory services
• He has worked as a consultant to businesses, government, and development agencies since 1992
• He was members of the UK Commission for Africa that developed a 10 year long-term strategy for international support for Africa's sustainable development
• He was a Board member of the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) from 1994 to 2000
• He was Board Chairman of the Uganda Investment Authority from 1998 to 2007 and a member of Uganda's high-level Presidential Investors Round Table, 2004-6 and 2009-11
• He was Board Chairman from 1998 to 2007 of DFCU Bank and a Director of the bank and the holding company up to May 2012
• Dr. Kalema is actively involved with a number of charitable institutions in Uganda, and beyond
• He is also a Director of the African Agricultural Capital which provides equity funding to agricultural businesses
• He is a Director of a series of investment funds targeting agricultural enterprises in Eastern Africa: African Agricultural Capital Fund I (Chairman), African Seed Investment Fund (Director), and African Agricultural Capital Fund II (Director). The combined value of the three funds is US$ 42 million.
• He is a Member of the Investment Committee of the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund, managed by Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, which has so far provided around US$ 100 million to fund agricultural enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa
• He is a Director of several companies including UAP Insurance Uganda, Multichoice Uganda, Electro-maxx, and Interswitch East Africa
• He had his undergraduate education at the University of Cambridge, England. He holds a Masters and Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Cambridge and a Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering from California Institute of Technology
• He worked as a Research Engineer and a business analyst in several divisions of the Du pant Company based in Delaware, USA, and as metallurgical engineer in the Zambian copper mining industry
• In 2012, was appointed a Director on the Bank of Uganda Board of Directors.

 

Dr. William Kalema

Dr. William Kalema