Patrick Bitature

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Patrick Bitature
Born 1962 (age 51–52)[1]
Uganda
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Citizenship Uganda
Education General Education
Namasagali College, Namasagali, Uganda
Administration
Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, United Kingdom
Occupation Chairman
Umeme
Electromaxx Uganda
Uganda Investment Authority
Director
Global Trust Bank
New Vision Group
National Insurance Corporation
Years active 1990s — present
Known for Investments, Wealth

Patrick Bitature is a Ugandan businessman, entrepreneur and industrialist. He is one of the wealthiest people in Uganda.[2]

Background[edit]

Bitature started his business empire with a single company, Simba Telecom, then a retail chain dealership, in MTN air-time. From there he expanded into broadcasting, with the acquisition of Dembe FM radio station, followed by Simba Electronics, an upscale electronics chain of stores. He also has interests in insurance, banking, hotels and resorts. Today, his businesses have subsidiaries in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Nigeria.[3]

Education[edit]

He attended Nyakasura School and Namasagali College, in Kamuli District, under the headmastership of Father Damien Grimes.[4] Bitature is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), in the United Kingdom.

Business Interests[edit]

Patrick Bitature owns the following businesses either wholly or in part:

Other responsibilities[edit]

In addition to his private business interests, Patrick Bitature serves in the following public fiduciary positions:

  • He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Umeme, the electricity distribution company in Uganda.[9]
  • He is a Member of the Board of the New Vision Group
  • He is a Member of the Board of Directors of Radio West FM 100.2, a subsidiary of the New Vision Group.
  • He is the Chairman of the Board of Uganda Investment Authority

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ladu, Ismail Musa (18 November 2010). "Rising Above The Hurdles On The Growth Path". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Michael Kanaabi, and Ssebidde Kiryowa (2012). "Uganda: The Deepest Pockets". New Vision Mobile. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Newvision, Archive (25 February 2005). "Patrick Bitature's Empire Grows". New Vision. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Musamali, Geresom (29 August 2006). "Old Students Host Father Grimes". New Vision. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Busharizi, Paul (14 November 2006). "New Vision Makes Sh3.6 Billion Profits". New Vision. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Odyek, John (23 January 2014). "US Hotel Giant Marriott Takes Over Protea Hotel Group". New Vision. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  7. ^ Ladu, Ismail Musa (21 January 2014). "Bitature ‘Milks’ Cash From High-Breed Animals". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  8. ^ Turyakira, Fred (23 October 2013). "Gold Mining Starts In Ibanda District". New Vision. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "UMEME Board of Directors". Umeme. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 

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