HERE ARE OUR Event Speakers
Founder - Uganda Diaspora Network
Ronnie Mayanja is the founder of Ugandan Diaspora Network, a social networking forum celebrating Uganda’s success stories abroad. Now in its 12th year the forum holds an annual Diaspora Social Networking Gala and Business Breakfast at Kampala Serena Hotel and is proud to call Dr. Maggie Kigozi Patron. Ronnie previously served as a member of the Uganda North American Association (UNAA) Board of Directors for two terms before moving into Diaspora-related consultancy work.
He also founded the Ugandan Diaspora News Portal accessed in more than 100 countries across the globe by both Ugandans and friends of Uganda. Recently Ronnie Mayanja registered Uganda Diaspora Network Inc. as a non-profit in the State of Massachusetts to help promote his philanthropic work among the New England Diaspora. From 7-9 October 2022, Ronnie hosted the first New England Business Expo & Investment Summit at the Boston Burlington Marriott hotel.
His previous positions have included board member for the East African Chamber of Commerce (EACC) based in Dallas, Texas. Deputy Station Manager at WBS Television and Radio Disk Jockey on Kampala’s Capital FM. He also interned and worked as an Africa Minder – Assignment Editor at the CNN International Desk in Atlanta.
Ronnie was a pioneer of the first Uganda Canadian Business Expo and Convention that was held in Vancouver, Canada in 2012. Building on the success of the first convention he was inspired to help organize the second Uganda Canadian Business Expo and Convention held in Toronto in 2018 working alongside a team of dedicated volunteers and community organizers. He recently registered the Uganda Canadian Diaspora Network and Uganda Canada Convention – in Canada.
As a communications specialist, Ronnie Mayanja has been involved in Uganda’s election coverage both in 2011 and 2016 where he consulted for both NTV(2011) and NBS(2016) leading television stations in Uganda. He is also one of the Moderators for the largest Ugandan Diaspora social media platforms on Facebook with more than 500,000 followers — Ugandans at Heart (UAH)
Other responsibilities have included helping to coordinate the dynamic duo and Chess Champions Coach Robert Katende and his protege Phiona Mutesi (Queen of Katwe) North American speaking engagements.
Ronnie Mayanja is Budonian who holds a bachelor’s degree from Makerere University and a Master’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University, College of Communication. Currently, Ronnie is employed by the largest companies in the US that pride themselves as global leaders in innovative communications and technology solutions. His passion is to promote and celebrate Uganda’s Diaspora success stories. Ronnie considers himself Proudly Ugandan and will do whatever it takes to advance Uganda’s Trade & Investment Opportunities.
Event Host And CEO, AIIJ
Solomon Serwanjja is a Ugandan award-winning investigative journalist and the Executive Director of the African Institute for Investigative Journalism. He holds a Master’s Degree in Journalism and communication from Makerere University. In 2019, Mr. Serwanjja won the BBC Komla Dumor Award, a prestigious honor for Africa’s top journalist of the year. He has an incremental experience of 14 years in investigative reporting and broadcast journalism as a whole has worked with national, regional, and international media.
Prof. Maggie Kigozi is a Medical Doctor by training and Over the last forty years, Prof. Maggie has transcended has practiced medicine in Uganda, Kenya and Zambia.
medicine to Business, Education, Sports and public She was a shareholder Director Marketing and Public In 1999, she was appointed Executive Director of theRelations at Crown Bottlers (Pepsi). investment.
Uganda Investment Authority, where she promoted and
facilitated investments worth over $ 14 billion.
She has and continues to serve on several Boards
including; the Trustee Shell Foundation UK, Africa Scout
Foundation, Akina Mama Wa Africa, Private Sector
Foundation Uganda, NCBA Bank as aNon Executive
Director and she is a Fellow of the Uganda National Academy of Science.
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