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Board of Directors - Uganda

Learn more about our Ugandan Board of Directors below.

Bessie Bernard Eberu

Bernard Bessi Beru has served as the Senior Hospital Administrator of Moyo general hospital for more than two years. Before that he served as a sub county chief and clerk to council with Moyo district local government. He is qualified with a Bachelor of Ethics and Development Studies and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Administration and Management. 

He is a seasoned manager with broad knowledge in health care management and administration. Bernard has also served with the Moyo district local government where he has gained valuable experience in government processes.  

He loves farming and serving his community. 

Apollo Karugaba

Programme/Project design and management leader, proficient in grants acquisition and management processes. Spearheading strategic partnerships in a variety of humanitarian and development sectors, including Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), Shelter and Settlements, economic recovery and market systems development, Food Assistance, Health, Nutrition, Protection, and Education in emergencies. 

With experience that spans over 13 years of running impactful social change initiatives through local and international organizations, including Watoto childcare, World Vision, Save the children and Pipeline Worldwide. 

I have a good understanding and working knowledge of various institutional donors, including USAID, ECHO, NORAD, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNDP, ANCP-DFAT, FCDO, SIDA, DANIDA, and the Dutch MFA, among others.

I hold a Master of Business Administration (Majoring in project planning and management) and a bachelor’s degree in business administration.  I’m also PMD pro certified. 

Nicholas Mwasme

Nicholas is a Partner at Shonubi, Musoke & Co. Advocates, a Tier 1 Law Firm in Uganda. He is licensed to practice law in Uganda and is a member of the East Africa Law Society, the Uganda Law Society and the Uganda Christian Lawyers Fraternity. He obtained a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) from Makerere University, Uganda, and a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre, Uganda. 

His expertise covers matters of corporate and commercial law which practice include mergers and acquisitions, insurance, banking, property law, infrastructure projects, debt recovery, litigation, arbitration and mediation. He has over 15 years’ experience and specializes in dispute resolution and arbitration and property conveyancing. He handles commercial litigation, insolvency, debt recovery and alternative disputes resolution matters. His litigation experience is mainly in land/property, banking and contractual disputes. He has worked on a number of assignments and regularly appears in the courts handling complex legal matters

He continues to advise several high profile liquidations and receiverships. Nicholas Mwasame, who is a qualified and registered insolvency practitioner in Uganda, continues to lead the firm’s liquidation practice acting for entities undergoing restructure and winding up as well as various creditors. His experience as an adviser to creditors and debtors has enabled him to offer comprehensive and pragmatic advice in the insolvency space.

He was seconded to Orient Bank Limited (now I&M Bank Uganda Limited), one of Uganda’s leading indigenous financial institutions as a head of the legal department on a short contract.

He is also a Board Secretary to a number of clients under SM Registrars, the corporate secretarial and governance section of the firm.

He is an ardent golfer.


Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe

For the last 30 years, Sister Rosemary of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus based in Juba, South Sudan, has answered the call to serve the least among us from the epicentre of a bloody and violent civil wars that decimated northern Uganda and South Sudan. 

Armed with only a sewing machine, Sister Rosemary openly defied Joseph Kony and the rebel soldiers and commanders of the Lord’s Resistance Army in their 20-year reign of terror. Since 2002, Sister Rosemary has enrolled more than 2,000 girls who had been previously abducted by the LRA or abandoned by their families.

Anyone who steps foot on the grounds of the Saint Monica campus in Gulu, Uganda, will instantly recognize there are few other places on earth where a community of women learn to become self-reliant and change agents for peace and prosperity. Sister Rosemary has taught these brave girls to make their own clothes, grow their own food, learn a valuable trade, and show mercy to others that are less fortunate.

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