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Frequently Asked Questions

This is a compilation of general questions about our organisation which includes activities and events


What you should know about LEAD.


What is LEAD and what is it about?

The League of East African Directors (LEAD) is a not-for-profit organization which was
formed after realising that many East African companies in need of directors did not
have a consolidated reference point for selection and training of active and potential
directors and tended to rely on personal references and “club” like structures to make
board level appointments.
Its mission is 'Equipping of Boards for the advancement of East African businesses
and other related entities'.


What are your core reasons for existence?

Our aspiration is to see a deliberate improvement in diversity on corporate boards and
that East African business are well led. To make this a reality, our intention is to equip
respective boards through various well-structured bespoke interventions and
The focus of LEAD is directors and boards, not corporate governance generally. As
such, its efforts complement the work done by corporate governance practitioners and
entities in Uganda and East Africa in general.


Since formation, what are some of the key highlights- facts and figures that define

We have developed a targeted database of leading corporate executives with diverse
experience, skills, expertise, diversity - serving and aspiring Board members.
Membership comprises both individual and corporates in Uganda, East Africa and
recently as far as the UK, India and the United States of America.
We have collaborated to both enhance the visibility and Board placement of our
members through targeted programs, collaborations and partnerships with entities
including EY, MTN Uganda, Umeme Ltd, Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC),
Amani Partners, Uganda Clays Ltd, Centenary Bank, Stanbic Bank Uganda, Uganda
Breweries Ltd, Vision Group, Nation Media Group, PwC Uganda.

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