I am a Canadian and South African citizen who has lived and worked on the African continent for over 25 years. I graduated from Bentley University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and a Minor in International studies in 2007. After graduation, I worked for ABSA and FNB which are two of South Africa’s leading financial institutions. The primary focus of my work as a banker for 5 number of years was in international trade finance, debt structuring and private wealth advisory.
Equipped with the knowledge and skill set acquired through the 5 years I spent working in the financial services sector, I decided to make a switch to the entrepreneurial world. Subsequently, I established Cyan Uganda, a privately owned enterprise that imports and distributes ingredients and offers technical expertise for the dairy and beverage industries and the HORECA sector.
In 2017, I established Riverside Solutions Limited, a company that focuses on exporting agricultural outputs from Uganda into global markets. Currently, Riverside is catering to customers in Asia, the Middle East, Southern Africa. Sustainable positive social and environmental impact is part of Riverside’s corporate ethos. Therefore, our team focuses on strengthening relationships with local Ugandan farmers to optimise productions and to sustainably enhance profitability.
Apart from my professional and entrepreneurial activities, I volunteer within the Ismaili Muslim Community and am currently a Management Audit Team Lead working under the wing of the Grants and Review Board in Uganda.
private sector development
public financial management
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