KAMPALA – Just over 24 hours after signing its first major partnership this season, Express FC has named a new Board of Directors and related new structures for its top Advisory Council.
The Board Members who will serve under new Chairmanship of Mr. Kiryowa Kiwanuka at the Red Eagles include: Dr. Samuel Sejjaaka, Mr. Francis Buwule, Mr. Alex Munobe, Mr. Moses Banturaki, Mr. Robert Aloro, Mr. Aidan Kateregga and Mr. Ssubi Kiwanuka (the Board Secretary).
The announcement which was made on Thursday morning is aimed at re-positioning the country’s oldest football club for even greater heights; modernizing its administrative and support structures and offering a competitive business and value added preposition to fans, stakeholders and partners.
Announcing the Board Mr. Kiryowa Kiwanuka said he was confident the new board will help restore the club’s footballing pedigree.
“The Directors bring to the Board of Express FC various aspects of expertise; professionalism, representation and values.
“I have confidence that this talent mix with the support of our gallant fans will help restore the club’s footballing pedigree and enable the club to raise its competitive level of strategic planning that is desired in modern day to advance club interests and those of the game of football in the country.
The Chairman further stated that the club’s leadership will operate its mandate through structures and an Advisory Council whose membership will be announced in due course.
The Advisory Council will initially be composed of five Committees” namely;
2. Marketing and Communications;
4. Human Resource and Administration;
5. Strategy and Risk.
Kiwanuka also called upon Express FC fans and other football loving Ugandans to rally behind reforms that are taking place in the club and offer maximum support.
“It is our game, our club and country. Together we are able to make this happen.
Who are the new board members?
Dr. Samuel Sejjaaka:
Sejjaaka is a Certified Public Accountant and Professor of Accounting and Finance at Abacus Business School. He is the Chairman of UAP, Old Mutual Financial Services and African Queen No. 1 Distributor Limited. He has been an Express FC fan since the 1970’s and brings to the board a wealth of experience in strategy and governance.
Mr. Francis Buwule Kabonge:
Kabonge is a lawyer in private practice, a Senior Partner with Buwule & Mayiga
Advocates. He joined Express in 1979 from Mulago branch and has served as Club Secretary and briefly as Chairman. He is an experienced administrator with years of legal expertise.
Mr. Alex Munobe:
Munobe is a St Mary’s College Kisubi alumni and holds a Bsc Economics degree from Makerere University. He is the Chairman of Real Friends Care Sacco and a member of SMACKOBA Executive. He is self-employed, engaged in trade, real estate and coffee farming. He is a director Mega Networks. He was introduced to Express FC by his late father in the early 1980s. He has a wealth of experience and strength in interpersonal relations.
Mr. Aidan Kateregga Wassajja:
Adrian has over 10 years’ experienced as a seasoned banker. He has worked with Centenary Bank, Finance Trust Bank and he is now Electronic Channels Manager at FINCA Uganda. An ardent fan of Express for over 30 years he brings on board a wealth of corporate management and boardroom experience.
Mr. Robert Aloro:
Aloro works with Uganda Revenue Authority. He had an illustrious football carrier from his early days at school through club football at Nsambya, Express FC and national teams such as U18, U20 and the Uganda Cranes. Robert holds a Higher Diploma in Marketing–, Bachelor’s, Degree in Social Sciences (Social Administration & Economics), and a Post Graduate Diploma in Tax Administration.
Mr. Moses Banturaki:
Moses has 25-year business development experience. He is Managing Director of Danish Cleantech Group, a renewable energy firm based in Kenya. He is the representative of the Danish Business Network of Kenya to the European Business Council. He has supported Express FC since 1983.
Mr. Ssubi M. Kiwanuka:
Ssubi is a Communications Professional currently heading the Uganda Media Centre International Relations Department. He has served as Inaugural Chairman of 86BR Ltd, is a Director 3D Services Ltd and also served as Membership Secretary Entebbe Club. Being an avid golfer, he comes to the Board with a passion for Sports and an understanding of club management. He is born and bred Express FC.