Management Team

Our management team combines strong leadership, in-depth industry knowledge and vast professional experience. With their diverse expertise and multicultural backgrounds, our senior executives bring valuable insights and experience. The Board of Directors is comprised of five people. They are;

Dr. Matthias Magoola
Founder, Managing Director

Dr. Magoola, a professional chemist, has led the Dei Group over the years to birth a portfolio of five other sub-companies across diverse sectors, including the current development of the flagship biological drugs and vaccine manufacturing facility in Matugga, Wakiso District, in Uganda, being spearheaded by Dei Biopharma Ltd.

Dr. Magoola, is a leader in management, business, entrepreneurship, and a strategic planning consultant with vast experience and skills in the mining sector, medical and pharmaceuticals research and innovation.

He is a thought leader and innovation entrepreneur with a focus on Medicines and Pharmaceuticals.

Dr. Magoola is also a revered scientist, inventor, and novel drug developer. He previously worked as a Researcher and Project Consultant in the Department of Geological Survey and Mines in the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development.

Kellen Kamurungi
Executive Director

Mrs. Kellen Kamurungi is a broad based business entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience, with key areas of expertise in the business sector.

Prof. Ifee Francis Xavier
Board Director

Prof. Ifee is the Head of Department of Fine Art at the Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts – Makerere University, Kampala. He has participated in international and national art exhibitions in several places such as: Italy, Vancouver, Cairo, Nairobi, Cologne and Leverkusen.

Ifee is a prolific landscape painter; he has aspects of finely developed intuition, artistic sensitivity, free handling of various pictorial methods and media (such as oils, acrylics, powders, and water colours) with profound and lyrical expression.

John B. Kabandize
Company Secretary

Mr Kabandize holds an LL. B (Hons) Degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. He is currently admitted to practise law as an Advocate, a Commissioner for Oaths and a Notary Public in Uganda. John has extensive legal practice experience spanning over 20 years.

He specialises in commercial law, employment, and land transactions.

Mr Kabandize has acted for and advised various international and domestic clients in commercial law transactions and infrastructure development. He also practices environmental and natural resources law and has acted as legal consultant and researcher in major legal consulting assignments.

Arthur Kayanja
Board Director/Pharmacist

Mr Kayanja is a registered pharmacist and auditor with more than ten years’ experience, mainly in the public sector and in development-partner funded settings. He has worked on clients like the Global Fund, GAVI, TASO, and the Ministry of Health as finance/auditing professional in Uganda. He has regional experience and he has worked in South Sudan on clients like the Ministry of Petroleum, Cordaid and African Development Bank as well as Hivos and Twaweza in Nairobi, Kenya.

He has extensive understanding of the working of development partners, including proficiency in the grant making process, budgeting, assessment of principal and sub-recipients, review of grant documents. He has been greatly involved in flagging operational challenges and risks and proposing actionable mitigating factors to main donors.

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