Prof. Maggie Kigozi

Chairman, Zuri Model Farm Ltd

Uganda

Prof. Maggie Kigozi is a Fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative of the Aspen Institute. She is a Trustee of the Shell Foundation.

Maggie is a Medical Doctor by training who practiced Medicine in Uganda, Kenya and Zambia. She joined the corporate world in 1994 as Marketing Director of Crown Bottlers (Pepsi) Ltd. The company is now a market leader in the beverage sector. Six years later the government appointed her the Executive Director of Uganda Investment Authority. During her tenure as Executive Director Uganda received 4 billion $ Foreign investment and licensed 10 billion $ Domestic investors. Having retired from government in 2011, Prof Kigozi has consulted with UNIDO and ITC.

Prof. Kigozi grows food on the family farm Zuri Model Farm in Kyasa. She is an ardent tree planter with pine and eucalyptus plantations. Her newest venture is an Echo Lodge on an Island in Lake Victoria.

Dr. Kigozi sits on the Advisory Board of the apex private sector association Private Sector Foundation Uganda. She is a Board Member of Uganda Manufacturers Association where she chairs the Marketing Committee which hosts the prestigious Uganda International Trade Fair. She is President of the Business and Professional Women Uganda. Dr. Kigozi sits on a number of boards and works with many organisations that support leadership and entrepreneurship for women and youth.