Management Team

DISHAN MUBENDE

Dishan Mubende is a founding member and Senior Partner at ACMIRS. He is a distinguished management Advisor in various Infrastructure and Network Industries on the African continent with over 10 years experience; and has been part of teams of leading global infrastructure advisory firms, including Castalia Advisors, PPA Energy, IOS Partners, Taylor De-Jongh, Eversheds, Jacobs Consultancy, Fieldstone, C. Lotti, etc.

He has prior engagements on World Bank; Afdb; Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA); and bilateral donors infrastructure development support initiatives. He recently participated on “evaluation of IFC PPI demonstration effect”, and earlier on the World Bank “Africa Infrastructure Country Diagnostic (AICD) study”. He has fellowship of the World Bank Institute and Global PPP Network, and has advised on institutional development, governance reforms, and enterprises operations improvements in both the private and public sectors. Dishan holds MSc. Finance and Accounting from Makerere University Kampala (www.mak.ac.ug), has worked in a number of Africa countries, presented at international conferences; and was short listed bythe Africa Investor (www.africainvestor.com) for award as the “2009 Africa Innovations Leader”.

FLORENCE NAKIYIMBA KIWANUKA

Ms. Kiwanuka is a founding member and Managing Partner at ACMIRS Partners. She is an accomplished operations manager both within the projects and corporate environments. Over the last 18 years she has been deeply involved in IS & IT design and implementation, and resources and human capital management; with in-depth knowledge in developing and implementing Organizations’ IT Policies, and demonstrated expertise in reviewing and documenting Business processes. She worked for East African Breweries Limited (EABL), a subsidiary of DIAGEO as Information Systems Manager, and Business Systems Manager for 8 years. In 2004 she joined Mobile Telecommunication Network (MTN), where she worked up to March 2011 as an Information Systems Auditor of the Uganda operations.

At ACMIRS she provides strategic direction, and is also responsible for initiation, execution, and service delivery to achieve independent and objective assurance for the consulting activities designed to add value to our clients and improve the organization’s operations and reputation. She has enabled ACMIRS to accomplish her objectives by bringing on board a systematic, disciplined approach with the intention of evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes within the organization. Ms Kiwanuka holds a Bachelor of Statistics from Makerere University Kampala, and is a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

TANIA ROMANO MASINHE

Ms. Masinhe is a long time Associate of ACMIRS; and a pan African infrastructure development, public and private sector services, and leadership development, advisor based in South Africa; with substantial experience in the SADC countries. She recently completed two assignments in Mozambique, one as the advisor to the Minister of Finance and Economic planning on Infrastructure development; and the second to the Danish International Development Agency on health sector Development in Mozambique. Earlier on she designed a Cross Border Financing Model for Power Projects in Southern Africa, including establishing the institutional framework and implementation plan; and before this was part of the team conducting a feasibility study for the establishment of a Pan African Masters degree in Infrastructure Management and designing the relevant strategic framework for University of Witwatersrand.

Most of her advisory work includes streamlining strategic intent into operational processes fundamental for efficient and effective service delivery. She has conducted performance audits for different entities in several African countries, and has provided training to Masters Students in Public Sector Financial Administration and Budgeting at the department of Political Studies, University of Cape Town. Tania holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town; is an independent Director at 1 Time Holdings Pty (Ltd) in which she is chairman of the Audit Committee, and sits on the remuneration Committee.

SEBASTIEN EBATA

Sebastien Ebata is based in Cameroun, Central Africa and a close Associate of ACMIRS. He is a business process re-engineering expert with competences in preparation and deployment of master plans; and a graduate of electrical engineering from the University of Montreal in Canada. He has spent most of his career within the railways transport operations and sustainability, before moving into railways consultancy and Business improvement Advisory. In September 2006 he was appointed on World Bank funded project to conduct a technical railways Audit at the Chemin de Fer Congo-Ocean (CFCO) in the Republic of Congo for a period of two months, with the intention of providing strategies and recommendations for sustainable railways performance improvements. Earlier on he had been appointed by the Africa Union Commission as railways expert to advice on issues of railways revitalization and development. He was the key note speaker at the conference of African Ministers in charge of railways transportation held in Brazzaville in April 2006; and also at the INPUT (Investment in Public Utilities and Transport) EU-ACP conference held in Addis Ababa in June 2006.

He was a member of the team of experts appointed by the Union of African Railways to conduct the first study on the ASSESSMENT OF RAILWAYS RESTRUCTURING AND CONCESSIONING PROCESS IN AFRICA. In this study 20 countries representative of all the African regions were visited and railways performance evaluated. He is former head of African Railways experts’ office set up by the Union of African Railways.

AUGUSTINE MBANGALA MAPAPA

Augustine Mapapa Mbangala is a long time associate of ACMIRS, based Liege, Belgium. He is Professor of Infrastructure and Public Enterprises Management, and has been in the development and performance management Advisory of utilities and infrastructure both in African and Europe for over ten years. His experience includes work on projects financed by World Bank, Infrastructure Consortium for Africa, African Union Commission, and the Belgian Technical Cooperation (BTC); and has advised on transport, public utilities and telecommunication. His areas of specialization are policy initiatives for infrastructure development, technical efficiency, economic and social development; financial and economic performance, and institutional, regulatory and governance reforms; with consulting engagements in the Anglo-phone, Franco-phone, and Maghreb African.

Augustine has technical expertise and demonstrated competences on enterprises productivity analysis, economic efficiency measurement, feasibility studies, corporate finance, and sector wide training on efficiency measurement for public utilities and transport regulators. He has advised and initiated research on Financial Analysis, and Accounting and Corporate Governance. He has excellent command of French language and is good in English. He holds a PhD in Business Administration, a professor at the University of Liege, Belgium, and a visiting professor at the University of Lubumbashi, in DRC.

ORITSEMATOSAN EDODO EMORE

Oritsematosan Edodo Emore is a long time Associate of ACMIRS, and based in Lagos, Nigeria. She is specialized in the areas of transport, energy, and environment laws as well as legislative drafting. Her experience in legislative drafting for the Nigerian National Assembly, Abuja is most relevant to any assigned tasks involving preparation of legislations for developing economies and emerging markets. The work done for the Senate committee on Marine Transport and the Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology is particularly relevant. Her advanced legal training and vast experience in conceptualization, drafting and review of legislations would be useful in the preparation of all the legislations and agreements necessary for the realization of legal objectives. Additionally she has been involved in the preparation, drafting, review and perfection of intricate commercial agreements, ranging from media planning and buying service agreements to project management and coordination of agreements.

Oritsematosan advises local and international corporations on international commercial agreements and trans-border transactions. Her unique ability to work in both French and English languages puts her in an excellent position to take on assignments regarding both Francophone and Anglophone communities. She holds Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Buckingham, England and a Master of Laws degree from the University of London, England. She runs the renowned OETA law based in Lagos, and was called to the Nigerian bar in 1981.