Mr. Emmanuel Katongole was a Founding Chief Executive Officer of Cipla Quality Chemical Industries Limited and was promoted 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). He has a wealth of experience in senior management and leadership positions.
Emmanuel is also the Founder of Vero Food Industries – a food and beverage company; an independent Non- Executive Director of Barclays Bank (U) Ltd; Chairman of the Uganda National Oil Company and Chairman of the Advisory Board of London based TLG Capital Ltd. He 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.
Besides numerous nominations, Emmanuel has won several business awards. 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 Award and the 2012 Africa Entrepreneurship Award.
He is a Rotarian who has steadily and diligently served as District Governor for Rotary District 9211 which comprises of Tanzania and Uganda and currently serves as Endowment and Major Gifts Advisor for Africa. He is a multiple Major Donor to the Rotary Foundation.
Emmanuel holds a Master of Arts Degree in Economic Policy and Planning and an Honors Bachelor of Statistics degree, both from Makerere University.