By Spy Uganda
Kampala: Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) has replaced the late Gideon Badagawa with Stephen Asiimwe who is now the new Executive Director.
Gideon Badagawa died in June and since then, deputy Executive Director, Francis Kisirinya has been serving as the acting Executive Director.
The appointment of Asiimwe has been revealed via a statement by PSFU reading, ”The Board of Directors of the Private Sector Foundation announces the appointment of Stephen Asiimwe as its new Executive Director.”
Previously, Asiimwe served as the Chief Executive Officer for the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) for five years 2014 and 2019.
The graduate of the Development Associates International (DAI) Post Graduate Programme at Uganda Christian University (UCU) also has a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership and Management.
He is also a graduate of Makerere University with a Bachelors in Social Sciences (Political Science and Sociology) but also holds a number of postgraduate diplomas and certificates in Education, Management, Marketing, Media and Communication.
Private sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) is Uganda’s umbrella body for the private sector made up of 230 Business Associations, Corporate bodies and the major Public Sector Agencies that support private sector growth.
Since its founding in 1995, PSFU has served as a focal point for private sector advocacy as well as capacity building and continues to sustain a positive dialogue with the Government on behalf of the private sector.
PSFU is also the Government’s implementation partner for several projects and programmes aimed at strengthening the private sector as an engine of economic growth in Uganda.