Our Team

Our Leadership Team
Passion . Expertise . Excellence
Edwin T. Baruma

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Edwin, is holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from ESAMI (East and Southern Africa Management Institute) and Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSc.EE) from Makerere University.

Until over 8 years ago where served as Director of Operations for the entire African continent, currently his majority shareholder in DI International Limited, As the Managing Directors. His responsible for the provision of visionary and strategic leadership for the organization; manage administrative functions to ensure smooth and efficient operations of the organization. He is also responsible for over sight supervision for Malaysia and Philippines related tasks at the country Mother DPC (Dynapharm Pickup Centers/Outlets) opening and Management. He plans and guides country operations and Management. He is further expected to initiate plan and guide country/regional promotion and supervise and monitor all country progress under his jurisdiction.

Tashobya Edwin Tugatungire

Chief Operations Officer

Edwin started his career at Mukwano Industires , Crane Bank and with over 18 years in management and C-Suite leadership Edwin oversees all DI Group company's business operations and ensures the group has effective operational and financial procedures in place.

Among other things Edwin is directly in charge of; Creating, planning, implementing and integrating the strategic direction of D-I International Ltd. This includes responsibility for all the country offices of D-I International Ltd. Leading, guiding, directing, and evaluating the work of the Country Managers. Overseeing the complete operation of D-I International Ltd. in accordance with the direction established in the strategic plans. This includes the design of the company in a manner that facilitates and supports the operations. Providing leadership that is necessary for company’s growth. This includes providing leadership vision, leadership that attracts followers, and all other aspects of successful leadership and grow the distribution. Making certain that the D-I International Ltd.’s leadership maintains constant awareness of both the external and internal competitive landscape, opportunities for expansion, customers, markets, new industry developments and standards.

Rodrick Kebirungi

Head, Monitoring & Evaluation

An ACCA (level 3) with a Bachelors degree in Commerce (Accounting) and 5 years of high quality experience in accounting, audit and stock management in East, West and Southern Africa. This has equipped me with financial analysis, monitoring demand and supply trends, forecasting, pricing strategies and analysis, communication and leadership skills, other soft skills include high level of numeric accuracy, flexibility, creativity and fast adaptable persona which has helped her execute her role Manager Stock Control.

Douglas Kisakye Ssentongo

Chief Finance Officer

Douglas a qualified accountant with training from Bangalore University - Garden City College with qualification in Bachelor of Business Management – International Business Accounting has risen under the ranks with roles such MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT DI INTERNATIONAL LTD, CHIEF ACCOUNTANT DI INTERNATIONAL and now CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER DIAMOND INTERESTS INTERNATIONAL LTD.

With strong competence in Financial Accounting, Laws and Practice of Banking and Corporate Accounting he is in charge of supervising Accounts activities, prepare budgets. Avail financial data for internal and external audits for the DI Group Companies (DNG Uganda, DNG Burundi, Dynapharm S. Sudan, Brisk Restaurant & Bar, DI Chicken Poultry Farm Ltd, Premium Farm Ltd & DI Hair Factor Ltd).

Amanya Macklean

Head Internal Audit

As a Member of Institute of Internal Auditors, Maclean is a Certified Forensic Investigations Profession and ceritified public accountant of Uganda with Advanced level in Audit Command Language Software.

Macklean is Involved in the development, review and monitoring of the Strategic Initiatives as well as the annual risk based audit plans of the Internal Audit Department to ensure the delivery of the value based assurance and consulting services to the Board and Management in the areas of risk management, governance and internal controls needed for the achievement of the overall strategic objectives of the company in all the markets around Africa.

With her experience, reviews regulator returns and certifies that the disclosures in the returns are in agreement with the regulators expectations. Undertakes offsite assessment and provides near real time quarterly reports on emerging risks in the company in line with the policy framework.

She also manages performance and development of staff in line with the company policy and Audit Department staff development needs in addition to coordinating and supervising audit engagements to ensure quality and guide staff in line with Audit standards and risk based methodology and to prepare reports that add value to the achievement of company objectives.

Dominic S K J Noronha

Consultant - CFO International

Dominic S K J Noronha, a qualified Finance Professional, a CMA (USA), ACMA (India), PGDBM {India}. B.Com(India} professional over 29 years of experience in Finance Management, Strategic Business Budget Planning, Financial Statement Analysis- IFRS, Audits, Tax{Direct/Indirect(VAT)}, Capital Expenditure Management, Revenue Enhancement & Profit Growth and Reporting & Compliance. He has worked in India, Mauritius, Sultanate of Oman & United Arab Emirates. Exposure in Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Infrastructure, Non-Banking Financial Companies & Service industries. Implemented ERP systems (Oracle & SAP) and ensured adequate internal controls. Expert in fund management, working capital & utilization and liaison with Banks/FIs & Regulatory Authorities, Enterprising leader with excellent communication, management & negotiation skills with capabilities in formulating accounting systems and conceptualizing accounting records/ financial statements with teams of 50.

DynaPharm International, as a Financial Consultant, African Region, in Uganda Nov 2018. Responsible for existing operations of the Group Companies in the African Region (South Africa, Equatorial Guinea, Swaziland, Lesotho, Mozambique, Mauritius, Comoros, Gabon, Burundi & Uganda).Assessing company’s financial status & analyzing investment plans. Sourcing and evaluating capital expansion options, including loans and funding. Implementation of control mechanism in the various markets.

Keith Ayiete

Chief Operations Officer Group International Division Dynapharm International

Is a Business Administrator and ICT specialist by training, a seasoned academic, researcher, and has been an at senior management position for over 7 years in a multi-national company.

A graduate of MScIT , MBA, BScIT , Cisco Certified Network Associate, DGD-ICT.

He currently supervises and coordinates all operational aspects of the company in the South Africa, Mozambique, Lesotho, Swaziland, Gabon, Mauritius, Comoros, and Equatorial Guinea.

He has previously worked as Assistant Director for Dynapharm International Africa, also served as Assistant General Manager Dynapharm in charges of Uganda, Kenya, D.R. Congo, Burundi & Tanzania. He also has vast experience in the field of ICT having worked with Dynapharm Uganda Ltd in the MIS department. He has over 9 years working experience in private sector and 2 years in civil service.

He is well experienced in Managerial & Administrative functions with local and International exposure. His professional areas of expertise range from Business Administration, Human Resource Development, Records/Information & Data Management, Project Development & Management as well as ICT Strategic planning and technical support.

He is a Non-Executive Board Member for a Charity Organization supporting orphans, a member of ICT Association of Uganda among others.

Shirley Baruma

Head Of HR & Legal

Shirley a LLB Makerere University graduate with post graduate diploma in legal practice from Law Development Center has successful experience leading negotiations on complex, high value, contracts, and agreements having previously worked with private law firm Okallany & Co Advocates and Kampala Capital City Authority as a senior lawyer.

Her work in the fast-paced, fast-evolving and dynamic environment propelled her in leading position at DI Group where she provides senior leadership across the business with strategic and operational guidance, aiding them in the management of litigation issues such as contract disputes and product liability. In this capacity she is also charged with reviewing and providing advice to the business upon request on matters concerning applicable contracts required for operation of the business.

Shirley also provides proactive, in-depth, legal, business-focused advice to the business and staff, as well as implementing initiatives and processes while setting standards and reinforcing a culture of integrity, quality, ethical behavior and responsibility across the group.

She is also tasked with analyzing and identifying the legal risks and implications of all of the business’s transactions, keeping the senior management in all departments of the business informed of developments in laws and regulations that potentially affect the business.