Prof. Maggie Kigozi to receive DIAA Investment Leadership Award. ampala, Uganda; Former Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) Executive Director, also senior
consultant at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Prof. Maggie
Kigozi will receive the 2017 Digital Impact Awards Africa (DIAA) Investment Leadership Award.
The prestigious Award will be presented on 22nd September at the Kampala Serena Hotel by
Hon. Karubanga David, the state minister for Public Service, member of Parliament Kigorobya
Constituency, Hoima District also DIAA patron.
The DIAA Investment Leadership Award, created in 2017 goes to an individual or group of
individuals who has/have through the years exhibited exemplary business acumen through
promoting investments (some in digital and financial sectors), creation of employment and
playing a crucial role in citizens’ empowerment.
“We are recognizing Prof. Maggie Kigozi for her outstanding contribution towards
industrialisation, attracting and nurturing investments, empowering women and youth and
supporting the sports and creative arts industries over the years. Majority of the investments
and establishment such as telecoms, ISPs, and banks which are leading the current digital
revolution and financial inclusion in Uganda were possible under the leadership of Prof. Maggie
Kigozi” Innocent Kawooya, CEO HiPipo said.
He added: “With exceptional dignity and courage, Prof. Maggie Kigozi has been at the forefront
of investment; providing young people of all backgrounds with an example they can emulate in
their own lives.”
The 4th Digital and Financial Expo, featuring Digital Impact Awards Africa is scheduled for 21-22
September 2017 at Kampala Serena Hotel. The project includes an exhibition of innovations,
products and services in the digital and financial services space and their application to the
different economic sectors. Building on from the last 3 events, the project’s growing success is
fostered by different individuals’ open mind embrace of promotions, projects and events that
propel our innovation and investment environment.
About Prof. Maggie Kigozi. Prof. Margaret Blick Kigozi, popularly known as Maggie Kigozi is a Ugandan Medical Doctor,
Business Consultant, Educator, Sportswoman and Mother.
Over the years, she has served at various levels. Her career accomplishments include;
1. Marketing Director at Crown Beverages – June 1994 to November 1999
2. Executive Director at Uganda Investment Authority – December 1999 to June 2011
3. Director/Owner at Crown Beverages – June 1994 to date.
4. Chair of the Board Zuri Model Farm Ltd – April 2013 to date.
5. Chancellor of Nkumba University – Until 2011.
6. Founder Uganda Investment Authority Women Entrepreneurs Network.
7. President, Business and Professional Women (BPW) Uganda.
8. Consultant at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
9. Member of Global Banking Alliance for Women (GBA) Advisory Board.
10. Chief Scout of the Uganda Scouts Association.
About Digital Impact Awards Africa (DIAA). Under the theme ‘Maximizing the Digital Dividend’, DIAA is a platform that promotes Digital
inclusion, Financial inclusion and Cybersecurity. The Awards seek to recognize and appreciate
different organizations and individuals that are spearheading the use of digital mediums. Digital
Impact Awards Africa is organized by HiPipo.