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Emmanuel Katongole

Executive Chairman
Master of Arts Degree in Economic Policy and Planning
Cipla Qci


A founding Chief Executive Officer Cipla Quality Chemical Industries Limited, Mr. Emmanuel Katongole was elevated to the position of Executive Chairman in November 2013. Previously, Emmanuel served as Managing Director and shareholder of Quality Chemicals Limited (the local firm that partnered with Cipla to form CiplaQCIL). With a wealth of experience in senior management and business entrepreneurship, Emmanuel is also the founder of Vero Food Industries-a food and beverage company; a shareholder and director in Tinosoft Ltd-a leading IT firm; and is a member of the Initiative for Global Development (Frontier 100)-a prestigious group that joins the most successful business leaders operating in frontier markets. Emmanuel has won several business awards besides numerous nominations. He was the East African Winner and representative at the 2013 Ernst and Young World Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in Monte Carlo, bagged the 2012 Africa Business Leadership and the Africa Entrepreneurship Awards, and was a finalist for the East Africa Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 Awards. He is a Rotarian who has steadily and diligently served his Rotary Club of Muyenga as director, president, country chairperson for Annual Giving, assistant governor, chairperson of the 2010/11 district conference and is now the district governor for Rotary district 9211, which comprises of Tanzania and Uganda. Emmanuel holds a Master of Arts Degree in Economic Policy and Planning and a Bachelor of Statistics degree, both from Makerere University. Married with four children, he enjoys reading, swimming, and playing chess.

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