• Leadership

    Co-Founder & CEO

    Michael has lived full time in Uganda for more than 7 years. He began his career as a journalist and first fell in love with Uganda and motorcycle taxis during internships at Uganda's Daily Monitor newspaper and Independent magazine. Michael holds a BA from Stanford and an MPhil from Oxford. Michael is a Fulbright and Marshall Scholar, Echoing Green Global Fellow and proud alumnus of the Unreasonable Institute and Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBI).

    Operations Manager

    Paul is an alumnus of the prestigious Educate! youth leadership development organization (which also has Colorado ties) and he is studying industrial engineering at Kyambogo University here in Kampala. While still a high school student, he won a nation-wide business plan competition and has helped set up several small scale businesses–including selling fertilizer on credit–near his home village of Hoima.

    Head of Finance

    Matija is a Deloitte management consultant alumnus with a strong finance background, including as a CFA Charterholder, client training executive, and economic analyst. Matija holds a Bachelors of Business Administration with High Distinction from University of Toronto.

    Sylvia Kushemererwa

    Human Resource Manager

    With a management experience of over 10years across sectors like Education,industry and NGO . This has been the basis for transforming the HR department at Tugende to one that maximizes talent, advices on best HR strategies and practices. Sylvia has a masters of science in Human Resource Management from MUK and a Bachelors of Education in Science MUK. She is a seasonal farmer, keeps poultry and loves family and people.

    Rodney Schuster

    Risk Manager

    Mr. Schuster was one of the co-founders (1997) and Executive Director of the Uganda Microfinance Limited (UML), one of the largest MFIs in East Africa before it was sold to Equity Bank of Kenya. At the time of the sale, Mr. Schuster joined Equity Bank’s headquarters in Nairobi where he served as the Director of Group Expansion, charged with developing and implementing the strategic plan for the bank‟s expansion to new countries. In 2010, he left the bank and started preparations to form a regulated microfinance institution in the DR Congo which launched in 2014. Since then, he has served as a technical advisor to several MFIs and small business lenders throughout Africa on assignments with various institutions such as USAID, PACT International, UNDP, and the International Network of Alternative Financial Institutions (INAFI). Mr. Schuster holds a Masters degree in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University and a Bachelors of Arts in Geography from the University of California at Berkeley both in the USA.

  • Board of Directors

    Director & Advisor

    Andrew is a noted Ugandan journalist, TED fellow and founder/owner of The Independent magazine (Uganda). He was the first investor in Tugende, a current board member and has provided extensive mentorship, connections and help navigating Uganda’s bureaucracy.

    Co-Founder & Advisor

    Formerly a journalist and Aga Khan media fellow in Uganda, Matt is now a Civil litigator in Toronto. Though not back in Uganda as often as he would like, Matt still plays an active role in advising on Tugende’s strategy and promoting the brand in North America.

    Director & Advisor

    Aaron helps with the company’s fundraising efforts in the U.S. along with providing guidance in ongoing strategic and operational activities. He has a background as a successful social entrepreneur as a co-founder of Khunu along with experience leading some of the pioneering work at the Clinton Foundation to significantly reduce the price and expand the global access of HIV/AIDS medicines.

    David Issroff

    Director & Advisor

    David Issroff is principal of City Hall Capital, LLC, a New York based boutique investment firm with deep experience investing in multiple asset classes globally. Together with his wife Lisa, David founded the Issroff Family Foundation, whose mission is to provide support for youth in Southern & Eastern Africa, Israel, and New York City. David serves on the boards of various private portfolio investment companies and several non-profit organizations, including Echoing Green, the US Advisory Council of the African Leadership Academy, and Tugende.

  • The Team

    Mary Florence Acheng

    Branch Applications and Training Officer

    Suzan Aguti

    Senior Operations Support Officer

    Maurine Ainembabazi

    Receptionist

    Martin Ahindura

    System Developer

    Mandera Akatwijuka

    Credit Officer

    Mary Gorret Alinda

    Accounts Assistant

    Patrick Asiimwe

    IT Technical Coordinator

    Edison Arinitwe

    HSSE Coodinator

    Patience Asiimwe

    Senior Collections Officer

    Jackie Ateng

    Accounting Officer

    Agatha Atusasire

    Senior Customer Experience Officers

    Babirye Gorretti

    Customer Experience officer

    Denis Balidawa

    Team Leader - Collections

    Vincent Barigye

    Office Assistant

    Bashir Bigirwa

    Credit Officer

    Franz Biije

    Operations Coordinator

    Patra Busingye

    Senior Operations Support Officer

    Aina Deogratious

    Credit Officer

    Brian Dhabuliwo

    Collections Officer

    Ben Ebange

    Security Guard

    Tugumisirize Jonan

    Credit Officer

    Nathan Emoyel

    Security Guard

    Okware Julius

    Collection Officer

    Alice Gombya

    IT Technician

    Special Projects Architect

    Zeridah Kalijja

    Equipment Coordinator

    Nancy Kalube Oola

    Collections Officer

    Herbert Kalule

    Salesforce Developer

    Kisule Raymond

    Deputy Financial Controller

    Evon Kanyerere

    Branch Applications and Training Officer

    Financial Controller

    Achilles Kasangaki

    Credit Officer

    Alex Kasekende

    Office Assistant

    Charles Kavuma

    Senior Credit Officer

    Juliet Kekitinwa

    Senior Applications and Training Officer

    Catherine Kemigisha

    Customer Experience Officer

    Helen Kemigisha

    Office Assistant

     

    Elizabeth Kifuko

    Team Leader - Credit

    Raymond Kiiza

    Senior Collections Coordinator

    Lawrance Kiswiriri

    Collections Officer

    Ibra Kitandwe

    Collections Officer

    Christine Kobusinge

    Acting Collections Coordinator

    Beerah Kukundakwe

    Field Officer

    Sharon Makara

    Branch Applications And Training Officer

    Jimmy Matovu

    Collections Officer

    Jamiruh Matte

    Junior Data Quality Analyst

     

    Florence Mbabazi

    Branch Applications and Training Officer

    Simon Peter Mbaziira

    Branch Coordinator

    Tutu Moses

    IT Lead

    Aggrey Mugabi

    Credit Officer

    Abdul Karim Mugerwa

    Team leader Credit

    Gerald Mugume

    Field Technician

    Hillay Muhwezi

    Credit Officer

    Adams Mukaire

    Collections Officer

    Shamid Mukalu

    Branch Coordinator

    Gilbert Mumbere Asingya

    Accounting Officer

    Gilbert Murungi

    Security Officer

    Ronald Mutebi

    Senior Collections Officer

    Aisha Nabulya

    Senior Credit Officer

    Mariet Nafula

    Senior Customer Experience Officer

    Immaculate Nakiyingi

    Branch Coordinator

     

    Rebecca Namudosi

    Team Leader Credit

    Ruth Namugabwe

    Collections Officer

    Solome Namuli

    Customer Service Team Leader

     

    Nampijja Angella

    Credit Officer

    Juliet Nandugwa

    Accounting Officer

    Denis Nangulu

    Collections Officer

    Phionah Nassaka

    Branch Applications and Training Officer

    Moses Ngoge

    Senior Credit Officer

    Barnabas Nkwasibwe

    Team Leader- Collections

     

    Robert Nsadha

    Senior Security Officer

    Pius Nyakatura

    Team Leader Field Technicians

    Jaspher Ocen

    Security Guard

    Isaac Paul Odeke

    Team Leader - Credit

     

    Bede Odoi

    Collections Officer

    Joseph Odoi

    Satellite Supervisor

    Alexander Odongo

    Senior Collections Officer

    Calvin Oker

    Security Officer

    Emmanuel Oketa

    Senior Data Analyst

    Lazarus Okol

    Security Guard

    Steven Olupot

    Security Guard

    Dennis Omondo

    Collections Coordinator

    Geofrey Onen

    Team Leader Credit

    Justin Onyait

    Security Guard

    Wilberforce Osuro

    Senior Collections Officer

    Julius Ouke

    Security Guard

    Peter Owor

    Branch Coordinator

    Oyo Yowasi

    Credit Officer

    King Solomon

    Security Officer

    Rafiq Suleman

    Financial Analyst

    Albert Ssemakalu

    Applications and Training Officer

    Stuart Sunday

    Senior Collections Officer

    Sam Tasiibula

    Field Officer

    Thomas Tamukedde

    Recruitment Supervisor

    Francis Namara

    Field Officer

    Tumwebaze Nebert

    Senior Credit Officer

    Junior Twesigye

    Customer Experience Officer

    Evaristo Twesigyemukama

    Branch Coordinator

    Kenneth Twinamatsiko

    Branch Coordinator

    Maniragaba Julius

    Credit Officer

    Michael Wabwire

    Collections Officer

    Ronald Walugembe

    Senior Debt Recovery Officer

    Brian Wataka

    Collections Officer

    Mansur Wembabazi

    Senior Credit Coordinator

    Paul Odongo

    Marketing Coordinator

    Bosco Yambye

    Applications and Training Coordinator

    Emmanuel Yetware

    Branch Coordinator

    Ismail Zikusoka

    Branch Coordinator

    Wesonga Nicholas

    Collections Officer

    Mbusa Richard

    Credit Officer

    Wakhasa Jane

    Customer Experience Officer

    Turinawe Martin

    Collections officer

    Kabuye Ronald

    Credit Officer

    Ddumba Julius

    Collections Officer

    Isaac Taremwa

    Credit Officer

    Namirimu Justine

    Credit Officer

    Nakitto Grace Peninah

    Customer Experience officer

    Nyesiga Penelope

    Collections officer

    Angel Wanyama

    Video Editor

    Oyaro Moses

    Collections Officer

    Muhindo Brandy

    Collections Officer

    Harriet Masika

    Customer Experience officer

    Adusa John Paul

    Credit Officer

    Arinitwe Banabas

    Credit Officer

    Halera Richard

    Collections officer

    Kadowe Nicholus

    Collections officer

    Weere Julius

    Credit Officer

    Habibu Muhumuza

    Field Technician

    Onapa Ronald

    Field Technician

    Owere Sharif

    Field Technician

    Mbusa Ronald

    Field Technician

    Olupot John Paul

    Field Technician

    Abednego Felix

    Credit Officer

    Abraham Kihumuro

    Security Officer

    Agasha Jeninah

    Branch Applications and Trainings Officer

    Alikumusengwawe Brian

    Collections Officer

    Barinda Innocent

    Security Officer

    Brighton Niwomurinzi

    Credit Officer

    Derick Isanka

    Collections Officer

    Georgia Asiimire

    Credit Officer

    Igoe Anna Grace

    Credit Officer

    Kyepa Ashraf

    Collections Officer

    Lubogo Hamza

    Field Officer

    Maria Lunkuse

    Credit Officer

    Mugoya Kakuma

    Collections Officer

    Musabe Geofrey

    Field Officer

    Ochaka Micheal

    Security Officer

    Odong Ronald

    Credit Officer

    Onyusu Alex

    Collections Officer

    Rogers Mayatsa

    Credit Officer

    Thembo Johnson

    Security Officer

    Tonny Bagalama

    Collections Officer

    Bwambale Benson

    Collections Officer

    Ithungu Catherine

    Collections Officer

    Leticia Namugenyi

    Collections Officer

    Alex Ssenyonjo

    Collections Officer

    Muhame Duncan

    Credit Officer

    Namakula Deborah

    Collections Officer

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