Uganda’s President Elect of Rotary International Sam Owori Dies in US

Samuel Frobisher Owori, a celebrated Banker and top Ugandan Rotarian who was recently elected President of Rotary International for the term 2018-19 has died.

Owori died in Dallas, Texas in the United States according to a close friend, who spoke to us anonymously.

He has been a member of Rotary Club Kampak for close to 40 years according to available information.

Rotary International is a humanitarian service organization that unites leaders committed to improving lives and bringing positive, lasting change to communities around the world.

The friend says Mr Owori died during an operation on his leg, during which his blood pressure dropped suddenly and he never recovered.

Owori was the 108th president elect of the Rotary International and was to take the mantle from 2018-19.

He will be remembered for his role in growing the number of Rotary clubs in Uganda from nine to 89 over the course of 29 years.

At the time of his death, Owori was the CEO of the Institute of Corporate Governance of Uganda.

Before that, he was executive director of the African Development Bank, managing director of Uganda Commercial Bank Ltd, and director of Uganda Development Bank.

He has studied law, employment relations, business management, corporate resources management, microfinance, and marketing at institutions in England, Japan, Switzerland, Tanzania, and the United States, including Harvard Business School.


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