Anneke Elisabeth de Feijter
House Of Seeds Ltd.
Anja has over 20 years’ experience in the horticultural private sector: she has extensive experience in implementing and managing agricultural projects, support and development of networks, matchmaking between farmers and firms, B2B and personal 16 year experience in running a horticultural business in East Africa. She is the founder of House of Seeds Ltd and Cycas International Ltd, two vegetable seed and service companies who are importing seeds from professional breeders in the Netherlands. As the Executive Director (a.i.) of the Agribusiness Development Centre (ADC) which is powered by the Rabobank Foundation and the dfcu bank, she is actively involved in providing Farmer Based Organisation financial literacy services and access to finance.
Until 2015 she was an active member of the Presidential Investors Round Table (PIRT) – Technical Work Group Agriculture (TWG), representing the vegetable sector and advising the Office of the Prime Minister and the President on Agricultural Development in Uganda. The TWG works closely with Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) responsible for the secretariat.
In June 2017 Anja became the Chairperson of NUTIP.
Karuhanga, Tabaro & Associates.
Edgar is currently a Partner at KTA Advocates and specialises in Intellectual Property, Corporate Law, Construction Law and Insolvency, Energy, Oil, and Gas. Edgar has also served on a number of boards including the Uganda Communications Commission, Uganda Broadcasting Corporation wherein he was its inaugural Managing Director and presently serves as Secretary Agribusiness Development Center, a Rabo Bank entity in Uganda.
Edgar was called to the bar in 2002. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Law, Makerere University, Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, LDC & an LLM from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.Edgar has had a distinguished career in academia as a Law School Dean, Senior Lecturer in Law with over 20 academic publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Edgar has also served on a number of boards including the Uganda Communications Commission, Uganda Broadcasting Corporation wherein he was its inaugural Managing Director and presently serves as Secretary Agribusiness Development Center, a Rabobank foundation in Uganda. In legal practice, he has litigated and prosecuted ground-breaking litigation in intellectual property and commercial laws. He has advised on various legislation on Intellectual Property in Uganda as the lead on behalf of Uganda Law Society and was retained by the EU to advise the Nigerian and Ghana governments on Geographical Indications for PepaYam, Kola nut and cocoa as well as Kente cloth respectively. Edgar specializes in Intellectual Property,Corporate Law, Construction Law and Insolvency, Energy, Oil, and Gas.
Piet van Asten
Olam International Ltd.
Piet van Asten is VP at Olam and global Head Agronomy of coffee, providing support to the teams in Lagos, Tanzania, Zambia, Brazil and beyond. The aim is to jointly develop, adapt and apply technologies, approaches and services that improve the productivity and profitability of Olam’s own coffee plantations and its smallholder network while ensuring the sustainability of the natural and social environment. Climate change adaptation and mitigation will form an integral part of the approach. Piet holds a PhD in agronomy from Wageningen University with a strong focus on soil science, crop production, farming systems, smallholder producers and sustainable development. He has worked for the CGIAR from 1998-2016 as an award-winning scientist on sustainable intensification of cropping systems, including coffee, banana, cocoa and rice. He has a strong scientific track record that he now converts into productive support for the plantations and outgrowers.
Inez van Oord
Entrepreneur|Business & People development
Since her university years she has been an Entrepreneur. She (co) founded several companies in the Netherlands and in Spain in the field of recruitment, talent development and staffing. As a national board member of the Dutch Red Cross she realized again how valuable it is to literally open your horizons once in a while. She decided to live and work in East Africa with her husband and young children for some years. Best decision ever!
She loves to engage people and develop teams to grow (scalable) companies.She believes strongly in the power of entrepreneurship to create impact that can change lives. She is currently running an accelerator program for Ugandan youth and women Agripreneurs.
-2018 Program Director- Enable Youth Uganda – Truvalu Startups
-2018 Co- founder D’HUB – Creating Regional Hubs
2017- 2018 Business Development- OGAS Solutions Sea Owl Energy
2000-2015 Founder- LINQ
2008 – 2014 National Board member Dutch Red Cross
2010 – 2014 Board member Humanity House.
Eugenie Nsubuga Windt
SwanAir Travels and Safaris Ltd.
Eugenie is a Managing Director of Swan Air Travel & Safaris Ltd. with over 25years of top management as manager/owner of a global travel management company CWT with a clear, logical mind, practical approach and the ability to communicate at all levels
In 1993, Eugenie started own travel and tours operations under the name Swanair Travel & Safaris Ltd.and is currently appointed as the global partner of Carlson Wagonlit Travel in Uganda. Eugenie is also a member of the the disciplinary committe of AUTO(Association of Uganda Tour Operators