The Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) has received the substantive executive director with excitement. Stephen Asiimwe was last week appointed by the PSFU board led by Dr Elly Karuhanga the board chairman. Asiimwe has worked for both the government the private sector for over 30 years at management, leadership and business leadership levels in Uganda and on international level. According to Elly Karuhanga, Asiimwe’s appointment was with immediate effect and currently in office. Before his appointment to this top job, Assimwe has been the PSFU’s director of policy and business development, a position held for one year. Asiimwe took over from Francis Kisirinya who has been acting capacity since the death of the Gideon Badagawa the former substantive PSFU executive director who succumbed to covid-19 mid this year.
A brief background of Stephen Asiimwe:
He holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and Management from the US-based Development Associates International (DAI) affiliated to Uganda Christian University (UCU).
He is also a BA Social Sciences graduate of Political Science and Sociology from Makerere University. Asiimwe has a host of post-graduate certificates and diplomas in Management, Education, Marketing, IT and Corporate Governance, among others. He had worked at New Vision as a reporter, sub-editor and Business Editor from 1993-2004. He was also the chief executive and Editor-in-Chief of the East African Business Week from 2004 to 2014. Asiimwe had worked at Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) as a chief executive officer for five consecutive years.