Emmanuel Katongole

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Emmanuel Katongole
Born (1962-04-27) 27 April 1962 (age 52)
Uganda
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Muganda
Citizenship Uganda
Education General Education
Namilyango College, Namilyango, Uganda
Bachelor of Statistics
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Master of Arts in Economic Policy and Planning
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Occupation Chief Executive Officer
Quality Chemical Industries Limited
Luzira, Kampala, Uganda
Years active 1990s — present
Known for Investments, Wealth
Religion Roman Catholic

Emmanuel Katongole is a Ugandan statistician, economist, businessman, entrepreneur, industrialist and philanthropist. He currently serves as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Quality Chemical Industries Limited (QCIL). QCIL is the only company in Sub-Saharan Africa, that is authorized to manufacture triple-combination anti retroviral drugs.[1]

Education[edit]

He attended Namilyango College for his O Level and A Level education. He studied at Makerere University, Uganda's largest and oldest public university, graduating with the degree of Bachelor of Statistics (B.Stat). His Master of Arts in Economic Policy and Planning (MA.EPP) was also obtained from Makerere University. He has attended numerous other short-term courses in Economics, Statistics and Management, from institutions in Uganda and Europe.

Work History[edit]

In 1997, Emmanuel Katongole along with (a) Randall Tierney (b) Edward Martin (c) Francis X. Kitaka (d) Frederick Mutebi Kitaka and (e) George Baguma, founded a company called Quality Chemicals Limited (QCL). The company specialized in the importation of generic veterinary and human pharmaceuticals from India. Katongole served as Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer as well as shareholder from 1997 until 2007.[2] In 2004, QCL convinced Cipla, the Indian drug maker, to form a joint venture and set up a pharmaceutical factory in Uganda. Ground was broken in 2005 and the factory was commissioned in 2007. The joint venture is known as Quality Chemical Industries Limited.[3] Katongole has served as the Chief Executive Officer of QCIL from 2007 until now.

Business Interests[edit]

Emmanuel Katongole owns the following businesses either wholly or in part:

  • Vero Food Industries Limited - Located at Kampala's Industrial and Business Park, Namanve, Wakiso District
  • Tinosoft Limited - An Information Technology company, located in Kampala
  • Quality Chemical Industries Limited - A manufacturer of antimalarial and antiretroviral medications; located in Luzira, Kampala

Other responsibilities[edit]

He is a member of the Initiative for Global Development (IGD) - Frontier 100, a group that joins the most successful business leaders operating in frontier markets, with business leaders from Europe and the United States. The Governing Council of IGD is co-chaired by Madeleine Albright and General Colin L. Powell, both former secretaries of State of the United States of America.

Emmanuel Katongole is Rotarian and is a member of the Rotary Club of Muyenga. He has also served as the District Governor for Rotary District 9211, which comprises Tanzania and Uganda.

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