DR. CAPT. JAMES R KANAGWA is a Revolutionary, Pan African Executive with an extensive background in Project Management, Finance, Strategy and General Aviation. His professional experience includes more than 20 years of Commercial Banking, Corporate Development (M & A), consulting, strategic studies, General Aviation and Risk management. Currently he is the Country Representative (Ethiopia) for ECOBANK Group; previously he was a Senior Executive, ECOBANK Uganda responsible for Domestic Business including Government Institutions. Prior to that he was a Corporate Development officer (Project Manager), East & Southern Africa sub region for ECOBANK Group, whose mandate was to assist with the setting up of the Bank in the sub region. He also worked as a Senior Manager with Barclays Bank, Nile Bank Uganda and a Senior Mortgage officer, Origination and Construction finance with Housing Finance Bank Uganda. James is an accomplished international scholar and solid professional with travel experience of more than 100 countries. He was part of the team that assisted in redrafting /creation of the mortgage law of the Republic of Uganda 2009, in addition to supporting the Minister of Finance, Planning & Economic Development in shaping economic policy thru the CEO Summit think Tank, as the Club Leader for Infrastructure (2011 – 2013).
My vision is to be a leading Pan African Executive and Decision Architect helping organizations become No.1 through EXCELLENCE
James holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from Walden University, USA, an MBA degree from ESAMI Business School, a BCOM degree from Panjab University INDIA, a Bachelor of Laws UK and a Diploma in National Security from Galilee Institute ISRAEL. He is an alumnus of HARVARD Kennedy School, USA, INSEAD, FRANCE, Wharton School USA, CSCI SINGAPORE, GE Crotonville USA, after having completed Executive education. He is an FAA licensed Pilot in Command (Capt.) for medium aircrafts and also a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing –UK, Chartered Management Institute UK ( Chartered Fellow), Project Management Institute – USA, Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments UK (MCSI), Chartered Institute of Marketing UK (Fellow), International Leadership Association (ILA), USA, Center for Islamic Banking & Economics (CIBE) PAKISTAN, Strategic Management Society – USA, Milken Institute – USA, Rotary International (PHF), Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and a Fellow with the Royal society of arts (FRSA), UK.