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Most influential Ugandan CEOs scoop awards

By Vision Reporter

Added 13th August 2015 11:33 PM

Twelve Ugandan Chief Executive Officers have won the Great Lakes regional awards as the most influential in the business and government sectors.

Most influential Ugandan CEOs scoop awards

Twelve Ugandan Chief Executive Officers have won the Great Lakes regional awards as the most influential in the business and government sectors.

By Jacquiline Emodek

Twelve Ugandan Chief Executive Officers have won the Great Lakes regional awards as the most influential in the business and government sectors.

Vision Group's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Robert Kabushenga won two awards as the best media CEO in Uganda and the Great Lakes region 2015/2016.

Vision Group CEO Robert Kabushenga receiving one of the awards on the night. Photo by Tony Rujuta

 Kabushenga received the awards during a dinner held at Imperial Royale Hotel. The awards are organized by CEO Global, a publishing firm based in South Africa.

Vivian Kityo (center) country winner welfare and civil Society organisations category

 The awards dubbed ‘Africa's Most Influential Women in Business and Government and Titans-Building Nations’ recognize CEOs across various sectors.

The winners and nominees pose for a group photo after the event held at Imperial Royale Hotel. Photo by Tony Rujuta

The sectors include; media, medical and veterinary, agriculture, arts and culture, logistics and shipping, agencies and regulatory authorities, welfare and civil society organisations, manufacturing and engineering, education and training, chemical, pharmaceutical and petrochemical.

Margaret Sekaggya the country welfare and Civil Society organisations finalist

 Commenting on his award, Kabushenga said the awards are recognition of the company’s collective effort.

Shem Bajura Bageine SME country winner

Barbara Ofwono Buyondo regional educational and training academic winner

Josephine Kizza receiving the Agriculture finalist award

 "This is recognition of the work we do together as a team because you cannot achieve this kind of success alone," he said after receiving the award.

Guests having dinner

 Kabushenga added that he found it personally rewarding and fulfilling for people to come out and see the value of what Vision Group is doing.

 According to Yvonne Finch, the continental chairperson of the judges, the winners were selected out of 175 nominations.

Stephen Rwangyezi  with his wife and daughter after receiving three awards: The life time, as well as the regional and country awards in the arts and culture category

 The judges sought a high level of excellence in all levels of the nominees' lives with a focus on the individual and their approach in all aspects that contribute towards a well-rounded involvement in the organisation, sector and community.


L-R: Vision Group's Gloria Agira, Hope Nuwagaba, Robert Kabushenga, Michael Owor and Bill Tibingana join in on the celebrations. Photo by Tony Rujuta.

Kabushenga shares a light moment with Steven Rwangyezi who scooped the Lifetime Achievement Award. Photo by Tony Rujuta

"They asked if the person is achieving quantifiable and measurable results with good governance," she said.

 Finch was speaking during the awards dinner held at the Imperial Royale Hotel to recognise most influential CEOs across 24 sectors in the Great lakes region.

Florence Nakimbugwe  Nsubuga won the  manufacturing and engineering regional award. Next to her is Annelize Wepener, the chief executive of CEO Global

 At the same function Ndere Cultural Center proprietor Steven Rwangyezi received a lifetime achievement award for meritorious service and contributions.

Clare Kabakyenga receiving the Agriculture award

 Kabushenga and 11 other winners from different sectors will go on to compete at continental level and eventually at global level.

 Other winners


Clare Kabakyenga Bashemeirwe - Manyakabi Area Cooperative Enterprise (Finalist)

Josephine Kiiza - St Jude Family Projects and Organic Training Center (Finalist)

Agnes Atim Apea - Hope Development Initiative (Country winner)

 Arts and Culture

Pablo Kimuli – Comedian (Finalist)

Steven Rwangyezi- Ndere Cultural Center (Country winner)

 Manufacturing and Engineering

Florence Nsubuga-Chief Operating Officer UMEME (Country winner and regional winner)

 Agencies and Regulatory Authorities

Jennifer Musisi - Kampala Capital City Authority (Country and regional winner)

 Chemical Pharmaceuticals and Petrochemical

Emmanuel Katongole - Quality Chemicals (Country and regional winner)

 Logistics and Shipping

Jennifer Mwijukye – Unifreight Cargo Handling (Country winner)

 Financial Sector

John Njagi (Finalist)


Robert Kabushenga - Vision Group (country and regional winner)

 Welfare and civil society organizations

Margaret Sekaggya (Finalist)

Vivian Kityo - Crisis Pregnancy Center (Country and Regional winner)

 Small and Medium Enterprises

Shem Bajura Bageine (Country winner)

 Education and training; Academic

Prof. Barbara Ofwono Buyondo-Victorious Education Services (Country and regional winner)

 Medical and Veterinary sector

Dr. Monica Musenero Musanza - Field Epidemiologist (Country and Regional Winner)

Vision Group''s Kabushenga scoops prestigious award

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