Kwame Rugunda

Kwame Rugunda

Kwame Rugunda

Chairman of the Blockchain Association of Uganda

Kwame is a technology entrepreneur with an interest in emerging technologies, particular those designed to address the challenges of global development. An Electrical Engineer and Mathematician by training, he worked in telecommunications, broadcasting and civic technology, and has consulted for governments, the United Nations and several private and non-profit organizations throughout East Africa.

His interest in technology and innovation exposed him early to the 4th industrial revolution where he took particular interest in blockchain and its applications. He is the Chair of the Blockchain Association of Uganda, and the CEO of CryptoSavannah, a technology company focused on solutions, advisory and training in blockchain. He also serves as the Country Director of Dalberg Data Insights a big-data analytics firm, and was the Chairman of the Africa Blockchain Conference, which was held in Kampala in May 2018.

Along with his technical and business training, Kwame is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government where he obtained his Master’s Degree in Public Administration, and received the Harvard Kennedy School Lucius Littauer Award.