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Ugandan, Hashim Wasswa Appointed GIF’s First Chief Development Strategy Officer

Global Innovation Fund has today June 10, 2020, welcomed Hashim Wasswa Mulangwa aboard as its first Chief Development Strategy Officer.

“I am pleased to welcome Hashim Wasswa Mulangwa to GIF as our first Chief Development Strategy Officer, which will see him working across all GIF investments – including grants and risk capital investments – to ensure they are firmly grounded in evidence and development economics,” Alix Peterson Zwane, GIF CEO wrote in a statement.

Mulangwa is the Director, Adam Smith International, a global advisory company operating in over 50 countries across the globe, partnering with governments, private entities, and communities.

Zwane commended Mulangwa’s prior works and achievements, noting that he will be a great addition that will benefit the Global Innovation Fund.

“I know that GIF will benefit from Hashim’s background in development and government across Africa. He joins GIF after leading a team of experts for the Uganda Ministry of Finance that supported the establishment of a Covid-19 Economic Response unit and development of the Government’s fiscal stimulus package,” said Zwane.

Zwane further highlighted other areas and projects that Mulangwa has led, worked with, and aided in making solid strides. Among these are;

Hashim Wasswa was the Team Leader for Uganda for a £70m program supporting Foreign Direct Investment in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Rwanda, and before that Director of Transformation and Service Delivery for a governance and accountability program funded by DFID, USAID, and the EU, to provide institutional reform in sectors such as roads, procurement, city management, domestic resource mobilization, and the judiciary.

As Chief Strategy and Development Officer of the Rwanda Development Bank, he led the bank’s transformation agenda as a DFI that supports Rwanda’s development priorities. As Team Leader and Private Sector Development Adviser at DFID Rwanda, he managed a portfolio of nearly £100 million with investments across a diverse economic growth portfolio.

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