Dr. Elly Karuhanga is an advocate by Training and Founding Partner of Kampala Associated Advocates. He first became an independent Non-Executive Director in May 2005- at the time, he was one of the major shareholders in the bank, following its IPO in 2004.
He also chairs the following boards: Rwenzori Water; Uganda’s largest mineral Water bottler, British American Tobacco; biggest cigarette company in Uganda with UGX70 billion turnover in 2018 and Minet Uganda, the largest insurance brokers, as well as Private Sector Foundation Uganda.
He also sits on the Board of Directors at Marasa Holdings Ltd- part of Madhvani Group with interests in over 5 hotels and lodges and Nile Breweries Ltd, Uganda’s largest alcohol company as well as Canmin Resources Ltd- a mining company.
He is also the Founder President and Chairman, Governing Council, Uganda, Centre for Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADER) formed in 1998. CADER was established by Parliament under Act 8 of 2000. He was appointed its Chairman and has been reappointed every three years to date.
Karuhanga has been the Chairman of Uganda Chamber of Mines & Petroleum, an organisation that seeks to promote and develop Uganda’s mining and petroleum operations and services, since 2008 to date. He has promoted mining and petroleum activities in Uganda and spoken to many audiences all over the world about mining and petroleum activities in Uganda.
He also previously served as President and Director of Tullow Uganda Operations Pty Ltd. from 2006 to 2014 and was also the Senior Advisor, Africa, for Tullow Oil.