SENIOR PARTNER

Hon. Dr. ELLY KARUHANGA (Ph.D.)

Professional Experience

Areas of Focus
• Company law
• Corporate finance
• Capital markets
• Litigation
• Arbitration

Experience

Hon. Dr. Elly Karuhanga (Ph. D.) is a founding partner of Kampala Associated Advocates together with the present Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Uganda, Justice Bart Katureebe, Mr. Oscar Kambona and Mr. Sam Mayanja . His former law firm; Karuhanga & Co. Advocates, merged with three other law firms to form Kampala Associated Advocates in 2001. He became managing partner in 2006 to 2008.

He is the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Seychelles to Uganda from 2004 to 6th April 2015 when he was promoted by His Excellency James Alix Michel the President of the republic of Seychelles to the Honorary Consul GENERAL for the whole of Uganda.

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.

Hon. Elly also 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.

Hon. Elly 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.

Since 2001, he has served as Chairman and Member of many Boards of companies, such as DFCU Bank, Nile Breweries (SABMiller), Mweya Safari Lodge, Paraa Safari Lodge, Chobe Safari Lodge and Silver Back Lodge.

He is also  Chairman of the Board of Directors for AON insurance brokers, Rwenzori water, and British American Tobacco, and many other Boards.

Hon. Karuhanga has been a Parliamentarian representing Nyabushozi County between 1989 to 2001. In Parliament he served as Chairman of the Presidential and Foreign Affairs Committee and also on the Government Assurance Committee.

He was an elected delegate on the Constitutional Assembly for Nyabushozi constituency in 1993 and was a member of the drafting committee of  the Constitution that was promulgated in 1995.

Education

LLB (Hons)

1973

Makerere University, Kampala

Dip. L.P

1974

Law Development Centre, Kampala

Memberships & Certifications

  • Chairman British American Tobacco
  • Chairman of SAB Millers Uganda.
  • Chairman of DFCU (Bank) Limited
  • Chairman Board of Trustees Eslsca Business School (Uganda)- French University
  • Chairman National Social Security Fund, 1990-93
  • Chairman, AON Uganda
  • 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.
  • Hon Elly is also the immediate Past President and Director of Tullow Oil Uganda
  • He is the Chairman of Uganda Chamber of Mines & Petroleum, an organisation that seeks to promote and develop Uganda’s mining and petroleum operations and services.
  • Hon Elly works in a diplomatic capacity as the Counsel General of the Republic of Seychelles to Uganda.