With the theme “The Next Decade: Setting the Agenda and Harnessing the Power of Our Network,” this year’s gathering aims to foster collaboration, dialogue, and strategic thinking on key issues facing Africa as the Institute embarks on a new decade.
COO & Commercial Director, Olsights LTD
Emmanuel S. Kirunda is the COO & Commercial Director of a London based Cleantech startup Olsights LTD. He has more than 17 years of a global work experience in Civil Engineering, Project Management, Investment Banking, and Oil & Gas.
He is a member of Faculty at the LéO Africa Institute and a three-time author of books about changing African mindsets and a Co-Founder & Chairman of The Fourth Heritage Initiative – an entity with a vision to be the foremost mindset transformation organisation in Africa.
Mr. Kirunda is a Thought Leader who regularly talks about the topics of Mindset Change and the Energy Transition. He is a firm believer of the adage: the change you wish to see in the world starts with you.
Country Director, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Uganda & South Sudan
Anna Reismann continues to be actively involved in European and International Cooperation, something she has done for more than a decade.
From 2008 to 2010, she worked as a Deputy Country Director of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Ukraine before managing a Brussels-based project of the European Network of Political Foundations (ENoP) on the EU enlargement towards the Western Balkan countries.
Since 2012 she has served as Policy Advisor Andean Countries, Central America and Mexico at the headquarters of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Berlin, Germany.
Chairperson Board of Directors, LéO Africa Institute
Samuel is a credentialed professional coach and business leader with extensive working experience in the Financial Institutions sector. He is the Chairperson Board of Directors at the LéO Africa Institute and has worked with some of the largest global and regional banks out of Africa currently working with Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited as the Executive Head: Personal and Private Banking. Immediately prior to this he worked as the Global Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Vision Fund International and prior to this as the CFO of Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited.
He has also worked in other countries with time spent in Uganda, Zambia, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo while working for Citibank and Standard/Stanbic Bank respectively; where he was central to strategy formulation and leading and managing change leading to improved sustainability.
Samuel has received multiple individual accolades. He was recognized as the top CFO in Uganda at the Deloitte-ACCA awards in 2018 and the Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”) of the year 2019 by the Institute of Certified Professional Accountants of Uganda. He was further awarded as top contributing CFO to the financial services industry by the Uganda Bankers Association in 2019. He has also been recognized as Best Chief Financial Officer; Strategy Execution – 2018 and Best Chief Financial Officer; Finance transformation – 2017 by ACCA Uganda & Deloitte Uganda. Samuel also led the finance team to “Best Finance team of the year” by Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (“ICPAU”) in 2019 and under his leadership as Executive Head for Consumer and High-Networth, the bank also won the 2021 and 2022 Consumer Choice awards in “best Commercial and development bank” category.
Samuel has contributed as a non-executive director (NED) in various organizations as below;
He has also served on voluntary basis on the entities below;
Samuel is a Harvard Business School – Executive programme alumni, an MBA (Edinburgh Business School) and Bachelor of Commerce degree honors (Makerere University). He is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU), a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), a member of the International Coach Federation (“ICF”) and a member of the League of East African Directors (LEAD).
Samuel conducts lectures on leadership, strategy and business transformation to leaders and senior managers from varied backgrounds and has partnered with Strathmore Business School and MAT ABACUS – CFO Leadership Academy to deliver some of these.
Samuel is happily married to Christine and is a father to Dara, Jona and Adele.
Official #ALG2023 playlist curated by Members of the Institute network
The session will provide the opportunity for all ALG2023 attendees to connect, engage, and strengthen their professional networks. It will provide a relaxed and social atmosphere for leaders from various sectors to forge new collaborations, exchange ideas, and build lasting partnerships.
Hosted by William Babigumira, Head of Faculty, LéO Africa Institute
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