Charles Mbire

Renown businessman Charles Mbire has been appointed to Makerere University Business School (MUBS) Economic Forum Advisory board.

According to MUBS Principal Prof. Waswa Balunywa, Mbire was identified as a person with relations of the local and global levels and was therefore added to a high-level panel whose mandate will span for three years and be renewable once.

“You have been identified as a person with knowledge, passion, commitment, and relations of the local and global levels that can be leveraged to promote and enhance the cause of the forum,” Balunywa said in the letter of appointment dated August 4th.

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Prof. Balunywa said the Forum will continue to be engaged in relevant research, and discussions with various stakeholders and actors in the space of economic development and also act as a think tank for economic development policy in the country, the region and beyond.

“Part of this Forum’s mandate is to bring together researchers, practitioners in public and private sector, consultants and students to discuss and make proposals on topical economic issues,” Prof. Balunywa added.

The mandate of the forum is to among others to represent public sector policy and development; private sector development and support; business operations and management; academia, policy, advocacy/civil society, knowledge of finance and fundraising.

Charles Mbire is the Chairman of MTN Uganda. He was also on the Board of IMF Africa advisory Council, Board of Ecobank Uganda, Board of Eskom Uganda, Chairman of Makerere University Holdings, as well as member of the Presidential Investment Round table among others.

He is a trained Economist from the University Of Essex-Uk with an MBA from the University of Leicester in UK.

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