Dr. Patrick Bitature

Founder, Chairman and Group CEO Simba Group of Companies

Started in 1998 with flagship telecoms business, the Group is a  conglomerate of companies spanning telecoms, properties, power  generation,agro-business, mining, tourism and media.

Simba Telecom: Distributor of MTN services in Uganda, Vodacom in  Tanzania, Safari com in Kenya.Largest retail chain in E.A with over> I 00  non-franchise retail outlets. Awarded Safari com dealer of the Year 2012,  Best Performing Dealer Mpesa 2012 and Best Performing Dealer Airtime  Sales - I st Runners up; Protea Hotel, Kampala: Four star hotel, Kololo;
Electromaxx (U) Ltd: a 70MW Thermal power plant; Simba Mines and
Minerals Limited: exploration of gold; Simba Properties: Property  development and management; Chapter Ten Ltd: 3,000 Ha integrated bio- energy farm; Simba Forex Bureau; Simba Tyres Ltd (Tanzania); Simba  Electronics Ltd; Simba Tours & Travel, Uganda

BOARD APPOINTMENTS

  • Chairman Board of Directors, Uganda InvestmentAuthority:2007 - 20 13
  • Chairman Board of Directors, Umeme: Uganda's sole electricity distribution
    company.
  • Chairman, Ndege Premier Aviation Company
    Chairman, The Presidential Investment RoundTable
    Board Member, Traidlinks Limited
  • Board Member Wananchi Group Holdings Limited (ZUKU Satellite PayTvUganda)
    Director, CURE Children's Hospital Uganda
  • Board Member, Commonwealth Business Council
  • Patron, Alliance of Mayors & Municipal Leaders on HIV/AIDS inAfrica
    Chairman, Uganda Gifted by Nature

AWARDS

  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Humanities - United Graduate College and Seminary
    International

The East African Business Leaders of the Future - Price Water House Coopers
World survey 2003

Entrepreneur of the Year 20 I I, EasternAfrican - Ernst & Young

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

  • Patrick & Carol Bitature Foundation: Health, Education and Renewable Energy
    Chairman, Nyakasura School Alumni Association

Makerere University Business School, Entrepreneurship Club: nurture young talent

  • Motivational speaking

Patrick is married with four children, a member of the Institute of
Chartered Secretaries and Administrators UK and Uganda's Honorary
Consul to Australia.

 

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