Dr. Margaret Jean Kigozi

Consultant, United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Membership:  Class of 2002 (Inaugural)

Dr. Margaret Jean Kigozi has a degree in medicine from Makerere University. She practiced in Uganda, Zambia, and Kenya before joining the private sector as Marketing Director in Crown Bottlers (Pepsi) Ltd in 1994. She was appointed Board Member of Uganda Manufacturers Association and played a key role as Chairperson of the Sector Committee in advising the Government on private sector friendly policies. In 1999 she was appointed Executive Director of the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA), a one-stop centre for investment processing. This is the government body that promotes and facilitates investors in Uganda. Since joining UIA two years ago she has revamped the organization to give it a very positive image. Both foreign and domestic investments have continued to increase, and UIA won the Corporate Location Prize for the best Investment Promotion Agency in Africa and the Middle East.

Dr. Kigozi is Chancellor of Nkumba University, Board member of Uganda Export Promotion Board, Chief Commissioner to the Uganda Scouts Association, Patron to the Uganda Change Agents, and a member of the UN Financing for Development Group and the OECD Africa Business Roundtable. She is also the Secretary to the Uganda Presidential investor Roundtable. Dr. Kigozi is an ardent sports woman – she has represented Uganda in table tennis, lawn tennis, squash and hockey.

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