Frank has over 20 years of experience as a senior private sector development specialist with an extensive track record in strategy, programme delivery and management in fourteen countries in Africa and six in Asia. Frank has been the Chief Executive Officer of TradeMark East Africa since October 2010 and prior to this was a private sector adviser for DFID and Country Director for Care. Frank started his career in the financial sector, as an International Fund Manager and Investment Analyst in the UK. Over the years Frank has designed and overseen over 40 major innovative and successful programmes totalling over $1 billion in the fields of trade, financial sector development, privatisation, investment climate reform, market development and skills development. Frank holds two Masters degrees in Economics and Archaeology, and is an IMRO certified Fund Manager.
Ms. Asiimwe is a Ugandan advocate and policy leader with over 20 years’ experience as a development advisor and practitioner. She is passionate about shaping Africa’s narrative on governance, trade, regional integration and development issues. She has designed and managed programmes for government agencies, private sector, civil society and donors across the African region (including in all East African Countries, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and DRC). Allen has served in the past as CEO of AVID Development, a regional consulting firm working on key issues of trade, development and governance in Africa. She has also worked as a consultant for (attached to the Managing Director) at the African Export Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK) in Cairo, Egypt supporting the implementation of the Intra Africa Trade Initiative- aimed at increasing trade among African countries. She has also worked previously in TMEA as the Uganda Country Director. Allen holds a master’s in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School (Edward Mason Fellow, 2017) and a Masters in International Business Law from the University of Manchester, UK (1998).
Jennifer Collier Wilson is the Chief Impact Officer.
Jennifer Collier Wilson leads TMEA’s Knowledge and Impact Team, joining in December 2018. She has 20 years of experience in international business, regional integration, economic growth and institutional capacity building in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Africa. She brings to TMEA expertise in programme design and results-based management, stakeholder engagement and communications, and strategic partnership development. Prior to joining TMEA, Jennifer worked in South-East Asia on regional economic integration and governance serving as USAID’s Advisor to the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN). She provided strategic oversight for programmes in trade policy, trade facilitation, and public-private dialogue. Earlier in her career, Jennifer gained business experience in a medium-sized manufacturing company, then moved to a multinational telecommunications company launching operations across Europe. Jennifer began her international development career as DAI’s first Marketing Manager and then on to managing strategic stakeholder communications for a large regulatory reform program in Bangladesh with the International Finance Corporation (IFC). She holds a Master’s in International Business.
Richard Kamajugo’s mandate focuses on improving trade systems, processes, legal and trade policy issues, and reducing trade barriers in the EAC. He began his career at the Ministry of Commerce in Uganda before joining the Customs department, where he grew through the ranks to become Commissioner for Customs, leading a team of 800 officers to implement reforms of Customs processes. He has trained in leadership and negotiation and was a key player in many EAC and COMESA negotiations, as well as participating in working groups in the World Customs Organisation and the World Trade Organisation. He has a Bachelors degree in Economics, a Diploma in Trade Policy and an MBA.
Ken Jones joined TMEA in 2010. He has worked in international development since 1994 leading assignments in Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, Jamaica, Grenada, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Montserrat. He led projects in Rwanda to establish the Rwanda Revenue Authority, in India to establish a Centre for Good Governance in India, in South Sudan setting up the Capacity Building Trust Fund, and in Nigeria where he managed the Federal Government’s Service Delivery Initiative. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy, and the Institute of Consulting. He is a Trustee of Action on Disability and Development (ADD) and a former Governor of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy.
David Stanton has 25 years’ international experience at a senior level in trade, private sector development, and investment climate reform. He has divided his career between government, international organisations and business. He holds Master’s degrees in English and Business Administration and has worked in 40 less developed countries, mainly in Africa and Asia. His main areas of expertise are Aid for Trade; trade policy and trade facilitation; private sector development; and organisational and programme management.
David has held Board several positions during his career including at the Consultative Group to Assist The Poor (CGAP), Poverty Reduction Budget Support Group, Tanzania, and Financial Deepening Challenge Fund to mention but a few. David joined TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) in October 2010 as the Deputy CEO, a post he held up to May 2014. From then, he became the TMEA Director-General, a position he served for just about 5 years, to May 2019. To support TMEA in implementation of its Strategy 2, David took up the Senior Lead, New Frontiers position from February 2019.