According to Kiwanuka, the move is aimed at repositioning the country’s oldest football club
Express FC has named new Board of Directors and related new structures for its top Advisory Council.
The new Board Members who will serve under the Chairmanship of Kiryowa Kiwanuka are: Samuel Sejjaaka, Francis Buwule, Alex Munobe, Moses Banturaki, Robert Aloro, Aidan Kateregga and Ssuubi Kiwanuka (Board Secretary).
According to Kiwanuka, the move is aimed at repositioning the country’s oldest football club for even greater heights; modernising its administrative and support structures and offering a competitive business and value added preposition to fans, stakeholders and partners.
“The Directors bring to the Board of Express FC various aspects of expertise; professionalism, representation and values. I have confidence that this talent mix with the support of our gallant fans will help restore the club’s footballing pedigree and enable the club to raise its competitive level of strategic planning that is desired in modern day to advance club interests and those of the game of football in the country.” Kiwanuka stated.
“Going forward, the club leadership will operate its mandate through structures and an Advisory Council whose membership will be announced in due course. The Advisory Council will initially be composed of five Committees” namely; Technical; Marketing and Communications; Finance; Human Resource and Administration as well as Strategy and Risk.
The Chairman called upon Express FC fans and other football loving Ugandans to rally behind reforms that are taking place in club and offer maximum support.
“It is our game, our club and country. Together we are able to make this happen” he added.
Brief Biographies about the appointed
Dr. Samuel Sejjaaka, is a Certified Public Accountant and Professor of Accounting and Finance at Abacus Business School. He is the Chairman of UAP, Old Mutual Financial Services and African Queen No. 1 Distributor Limited. He has been an Express FC fan since the 1970's. He brings to the board a wealth of experience in strategy and governance.
Mr. Francis Buwule Kabonge is a lawyer in private practice, a Senior Partner with Buwule & Mayiga Advocates. He joined Express in 1979 from Mulago branch and has served as Club Secretary and briefly as Chairman before. He is an experienced administrator with years of legal expertise.
Mr. Alex Munobe is a St Mary's College Kisubi alumni and holds a Bsc Economics degree from Makerere University. He is the Chairman of Real Friends Care Sacco and a member of SMACKOBA Executive. He is self-employed, engaged in trade, real estate and coffee farming. He is a director Mega Networks. He was introduced to Express FC by his late father in the early 1980s. He has a wealth of experience and strength in interpersonal relations.
CEO Aidan Kateregga Wassajja has over 10 years' experienced as a seasoned banker. He has worked with Centenary, Finance Trust banks and he is now Electronic Channels Manager at FINCA Uganda. An ardent fan of Express for over 30 years he brings on board a wealth of corporate management and boardroom experience.
Mr. Robert Aloro works with Uganda Revenue Authority. He had an illustrious football carrier from his early days at school through club football at Nsambya, Express FC and national teams such as U18, U20 and the Uganda Cranes. Aloro, holds a Higher Diploma in Marketing–, Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences (Social Administration & Economics), and a Post Graduate Diploma in Tax Administration.
Mr. Moses Banturaki has 25-year business development experience. He is Managing Director of Danish Cleantech Group, a renewable energy firm based in Kenya. He is the representative of the Danish Business Network of Kenya to the European Business Council. He has supported Express FC since 1983.
Mr. Ssubi M. Kiwanuka, is a Communications Professional currently heading the Uganda Media Centre International Relations Department. He has served as Inaugural Chairman of 86BR Ltd, is a Director 3D Services Ltd and also served as Membership Secretary Entebbe Club. Being an avid golfer, he comes to the board with a passion for sports and an understanding of club management. He is born and bred Express FC.