ICSA Uganda (CGI East Africa Region)/KPMG: 10th Annual Directors and Company Secretaries Conference

Wednesday 23 June 2021

Protea Hotel, Kampala & Online


2021 has been a chance for organisations to move on from the crises of 2020. It has been a time for boards to think and act more dynamically and innovatively and look at what’s on their agenda.

With this in mind, the theme for this year’s East Africa Region conference in partnership with KPMG was ‘Corporate Governance: The key to business resilience’.


Time Activity/TopicFacilitator
08.00 - 08.30 Arrival of guests and registration Conference Secretariat 
08.30 - 08.45

Welcome remarks

Ms. Jane Okot P’Bitek FCG, Chairperson, ICSA Uganda(CGI East Africa Region)

08.45 - 09.00

Welcome remarks

Mr. Asad Lukwago, Partner,  KPMG

09.00 - 09.30

Remarks from the Guest of Honour

Corporate Governance: The key to business resilience

Mr. Emmanuel Katongole, Executive Chairman, Quality Chemicals industries Ltd, 

09.30 - 10.00

Strategic Leadership during a crisis 

Mr. Patrick Bitature, Chairman, Simba Group of Companies

10.00 - 10.30

Good Corporate Health –a Key to Long Term Success

Ms. Victoria Penrice FCG, CGIUKI President

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10.30 - 11.00

Coffee Break & Networking

11.00 - 13.00

Panel Discussion: Business Unusual

  • Managing A Company in uncertain times.
  • The changingbusiness landscape –digital disruption and transformation.
  • The role of the company secretary/ governance professional in influencing the board.


  • Mr Robert Kabushenga, Former Chief Executive Officer, New vision Group 
  • Mr. Benson Mwesigwa, Senior Manager, KPMG Uganda
  • Mrs. Peninnah Kasule, Company Secretary, Centenary Bank 
13.00 - 14.00

Lunch Break & Networking

14.00 - 16.00

Panel Discussion: Keeping a float

  • Weathering the Covid 19 storm–Case Study.
  • Building a New Paradigm for Public Service
  • The Art of holding anAGM in surreal and virtual times 


  • Mr. Amos Wekesa, Chief Executive Officer, Great lakes Safaris
  • Professor Umar Kakumba, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Makerere University
  • Ms. Rita Kabatunzi, Company Secretary, Stanbic Bank
16.00 - 16.20

Sponsors slot

16.20 - 16.30

Closing Remarks

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