The Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) has unveiled Alan Mugume as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the next three years.
Mugume was unveiled during a press briefing at the Copper Chimney restaurant in Lugogo.
Alan takes over the role of CEO from Martin Ondeko who has served the Uganda Cricket Association for the past 13 years in various roles. Ondeko, however, became the CEO in 2018.
He takes the helm of UCA at a critical time when the Association is looking to take the game to every corner of the country as all national teams are involved in various international competitions critical to the world rankings.
Mugume is a business development services consultant with extensive experience in microfinance, development finance, capital markets, agriculture and agribusiness.
He holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town and a BA in Economics from the University of Alberta. Allan will oversee all strategic and business aspects of the association, taking action to improve the association’s cash flow, public relations, culture and performance.
“I am very happy to join the Uganda Cricket Association, it is outside of my comfort zone to work with a sporting entity, but I am looking forward to using my skills and experience to take Ugandan cricket to the next level. ‘Uganda Cricket Association is very ambitious and together we should be able to do amazing things,’ said Mugume, the new CEO of Uganda Cricket Association.
Until recently, he was responsible for business development at Diaspo Capital, a financial advisory firm, where he provided equity investment advisory services, including but not limited to risk analysis, portfolio valuation and management, as well as the assessment of internal controls, reporting mechanisms and corporate governance structures of potential grantees.
He was also an Economist in the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) where he developed a strong understanding of the budget process as he was directly involved in the preparation of departmental work plans, research papers and performance reports that eventually fed into the budget framework document, the ministerial policy statement and the budget context.
He holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town and a BA in Economics from the University of Alberta.