Hans Balyamujura's key competence lies in financial planning and management of agribusinesses to ensure profitable operations and efficient financial management. Hans also has excellent entrepreneurial skills and an eye for agricultural investment opportunities. The current investment opportunity of interest is Okoa Coffee (Pty) Limited where is he is cofounder.
Day 2 : Tuesday, 8 November 2016 14:00 - 15:30
Hans holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics (Marketing Tea for Uganda's Smallholder Sector) obtained from the University of the Free State and a Master of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Pretoria having obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture from Makerere University, Uganda.
Hans was until August 2013 General Manager: Absa AgriBusiness - Africa. He was responsible for Absa Africa's agribusiness business development and supporting client relationship management across Africa. Before joining Absa, Dr Balyamujura was the General Manager: Agriculture at TSB Sugar and Head of Emerging Agriculture at First National Bank.
He is currently CEO of Zed Group, Zed Group is a consulting, management and investment firm focussed on African agriculture with the goal of making African smallholder agriculture financial sustainable and an integral part of African agriculture. He has remained close to the African Union's agricultural policy development and implementation with specific focus on the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP).