Irene earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management from Makerere University and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Management from the Uganda Management Institute. Before joining Tugende, she worked with multiple NGOs including Youth Alive Uganda and the Energy Uganda Foundation.
Franz graduated from Kyambogo University with a degree in Mechanical and Production Engineering. After graduating he worked as a technician producing polythene bags, but soon joined our team after hearing about Tugende’s pleasant working environment. He’s passionate about applying his technical expertise to support successful operations.
Hussein holds a certificate in psychology, and is well trained in security techniques. He boasts 17 years of experience in public management. Hussein has worked as a community counselor, a primary based health worker and as an organizer for a youth leadership development organization in the Makindye area of Kampala.
Lucy graduated in 2011 with a Masters of Physics and most recently worked as a research scientist for the British Geological Survey. She developed an interest in using business to drive poverty alleviation whilst working in tourism in West Africa.
Julian graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Rutgers University. After college he spent four years setting up custom database and business intelligence platforms for hedge funds based in the US and Asia. He will be returning to America at the end of the summer to pursue his MBA at the University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business.
Gary is a current student at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. studying government. He has interned with the Parliament of Canada, served on Georgetown's student council, and is a member of the Delta Phi Epsilon professional foreign service fraternity .
Cissy graduated magna cum laude with a double major in finance and international business from NYU's Stern School of Business. She is a CFA Charterholder and has experience in private banking, investment management, and has worked with nonprofits to alleviate poverty.
Ismael graduated from Makerere University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. He worked in the Planning and Strategic Management Department at Kira Teachers Sacco before Tugende. Ismael is currently working towards a Master’s Degree in Monitoring and Evaluation at the Uganda Management Institute.