• 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).

    Marisa Susan Fee

    Chief Operating Officer

    Marisa has developed a passion for startups and growing companies throughout her career. At United Technologies, in the U.S., most of her roles dealt with creating new processes or organizations. In Ghana, working for Groupe Nduom, she started GN Electronics, an electronics assembly company which received ISO 9001 certification. She has degrees from the Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from New York University. She is the proud mother of two kids.

    Operations Manager

    Paul is an alumnus of the prestigious Educate! youth leadership development organization (which also has Colorado ties) and a graduate of Industrial engineering at Kyambogo University here in Kampala. Paul has passion for social entrepreneurship ranging far back through high school where he won a nation-wide Social entrepreneurship business plan competition and has helped set up several small scale businesses–including financing farm inputs on credit–near his home village of Kyankwanzi.

    Finance Manager

    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

    Head of Human Resources & Administration

    Sylvia is a dynamic senior HR practitioner with over 13 years’ of being a strategic partner, an employee champion and change agent across sectors of Education, Manufacturing and NGO. She strongly believes a positive thinking environment and a fully engaged work force drive business visions. She has a B.Sc (Educ) and M.Sc. HRM both from Makerere University. Sylvia is a proud farmer, passionate about seeing people succeed in life and deeply loves her family

    Stephen Ngugi

    Chief Financial Officer

    Stephen has held various senior positions in Chase Bank (K) leading Strategy, Analytics, Tax, Fundraising and Finance. His last role in Chase was Head of Finance and Strategy. He was previously Group Tax Manager with the Equity Bank Group and worked as a Senior Consultant in Ernst & Young. Stephen was also a Lecturer in Strathmore University. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Economics degree, a Masters in Economics, and is a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).

    Rodney Schuster

    Risk Manager

    Rodney was a co-founder of Uganda Microfinance Limited, one of the largest MFIs in East Africa before it was sold to Equity Bank. Mr. Schuster later joined Equity Bank’s executive team, and since 2010, he has been a technical consultant to several MFIs and SME lenders including his current role with Tugende. Mr. Schuster holds an MA in International Development from Brandeis University and a BA in Geography from the University of California at Berkeley.

    Patrick Asiimwe

    Head of IT,System and Innovations

    Over a period of 10 years, Patrick has taken on different roles in development and maturation of Information Systems in organizations across different sectors namely; Health, Agriculture, Education, Supply Chain Management etc. In addition to experience in Software development, Project Management, Strategic planning, Team leadership, Patrick has a passion for Data Driven environments and using technology as an impetus to business growth. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Makerere University Kampala

  • 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

    Patience Asiimwe

    Senior Collections Officer

    Jackie Ateng

    Accounting Officer

    Agatha Atusasire

    Senior Customer Experience Officers

    Babirye Gorretti

    Customer Experience officer

    Denis Balidawa

    Acting Collections Coordinator

    Vincent Barigye

    Office Assistant

    Bashir Bigirwa

    Senior Credit Officer

    Franz Biije

    Senior Branch Leader

    Patra Busingye

    Senior Operations Support Officer

    Aina Deogratious

    Senior Credit Officer

    Brian Dhabuliwo

    Senior Collections Officer

    Ben Ebange

    Security Guard

    Tugumisirize Jonan

    Credit Officer

    Nathan Emoyel

    Security Guard

    Okware Julius

    Collection Officer

    Alice Gombya

    IT Technician

    Special Projects Manager

    Zeridah Kalijja

    Equipment Coordinator

    Nancy Kalube Oola

    Senior Collections Officer

    Herbert Kalule

    Salesforce Developer

    Evon Kanyerere

    Branch Applications and Training Officer

    Financial Controller

    Achilles Kasangaki

    Acting Senior Credit Officer

    Alex Kasekende

    Office Assistant

    Charles Kavuma

    Acting Credit Team Leader

    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

    Collections Coordinator

    Sharon Makara

    Branch Applications And Training Officer

    Jimmy Matovu

    Special Projects Senior Officer

    Jamiruh Matte

    Junior Data Quality Analyst

     

    Florence Mbabazi

    Branch Applications and Training Officer

    Simon Peter Mbaziira

    Branch Leader

    Tutu Moses

    IT Lead

    Aggrey Mugabi

    Credit Officer

    Abdul Karim Mugerwa

    Acting Credit Coordinator

    Gerald Mugume

    Field Technician

    Hillay Muhwezi

    Credit Officer

    Adams Mukaire

    Collections Officer

    Shamid Mukalu

    Branch Leader

    Gilbert Mumbere Asingya

    Accounting Officer

    Gilbert Murungi

    Security Officer

    Ronald Mutebi

    Acting Collections Team Leader

    Aisha Nabulya

    Senior Credit Officer

    Mariet Nafula

    Senior Customer Experience Officer

    Immaculate Nakiyingi

    Branch Leader

     

    Rebecca Namudosi

    Team Leader Credit

    Ruth Namugabwe

    Senior Collections Officer

    Solome Namuli

    Customer Service

    Co-ordinator

     

    Nampijja Angella

    Credit Officer

    Juliet Nandugwa

    Accounting Officer

    Denis Nangulu

    Senior Collections Officer

    Phionah Nassaka

    Branch Applications and Training Officer

    Moses Ngoge

    Team Leader - Credit

    Barnabas Nkwasibwe

    Acting Collections Coordinator

     

    Robert Nsadha

    Senior Security Officer

    Pius Nyakatura

    Team Leader Field Technicians

    Jaspher Ocen

    Security Guard

    Isaac Paul Odeke

    Team Leader - Credit

     

    Bede Odoi

    Special Projects Senior Officer

    Joseph Odoi

    Branch Leader

    Alexander Odongo

    Acting Collections Team Leader

    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 Leader

    Oyo Yowasi

    Credit Officer

    King Solomon

    Security Officer

    Rafiq Suleman

    Financial Analyst

    Stuart Sunday

    Senior Collections Officer

    Sam Tasiibula

    Credit Officer

    Thomas Tamukedde

    HR Officer

    Francis Namara

    Collections Officer

    Tumwebaze Nebert

    Team leader- credit

    Junior Twesigye

    Customer Experience Officer

    Evaristo Twesigyemukama

    Branch Leader

    Kenneth Twinamatsiko

    Branch Leader

    Maniragaba Julius

    Credit Officer

    Michael Wabwire

    Collections Officer

    Ronald Walugembe

    Senior Debt Recovery Officer

    Brian Wataka

    Senior Collection Officer

    Mansur Wembabazi

    Senior Credit Coordinator

    Paul Odongo

    Marketing Coordinator

    Bosco Yambye

    Deputy Branch Leader

    Emmanuel Yetware

    Branch Leader

    Ismail Zikusoka

    Branch Leader

    Wesonga Nicholas

    Branch Applications and Training Officer

    Mbusa Richard

    Special Projects Senior Officer

    Wakhasa Jane

    Customer Experience Officer

    Turinawe Martin

    Collections officer

    Kabuye Ronald

    Credit Officer

    Ddumba Julius

    Senior Collection 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

    Acting Senior 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

    Collections Officer

    Maria Lunkuse

    Customer Experience Officer

    Mugoya Kakuma

    Collections Officer

    Musabe Geofrey

    Credit 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

    Faith Nyangoma

    Branch Applications and Trainings Officer

    Michael Mwesigwa

    Collections Officer

    Maureen Nakitende

    Accountant

    Richard Ssemakula

    Senior Accountant

    Stella Nagujja

    Field Officer

    Caesar Kavuma

    Field Officer

    Johad Masereka

    Field Officer

    Samuel Thembo

    Field Officer

    Fred Waigolo

    Field Intelligence Officer

    Ainebyona Aloan

    Field Intelligence Officer

    Morgan Kamoga

    IT Innovations Coordinator

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