Experienced and widely networked Executive Directors
Dr. William Kalema
Dr. William Kalema has 20 years’ experience as a business consultant and is currently Country Managing Director in Uganda for BDO East Africa. Among other roles he is of Chairman of Interswitch East Africa and African Agricultural Capital, and a Director of Multichoice Uganda. He is a Trustee of Shell Foundation and of the Investment Climate Facility for Africa. He is a former Chairman of DFCU Bank in Uganda and former Chairman of Uganda Breweries. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from California Institute of Technology. He previously worked in research and business development roles in the du Pont Company in USA where he retired as a Research Associate.
Edward founded Burbidge Capital (now I&M Burbidge Capital) in September 2010 and has run the businesses in Kenya and Uganda as Chief Executive Officer since then. Edward has led the execution of 50 Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, Mezzanine, Debt and Capital Markets transactions in Eastern Africa.
Edward previously worked in the City of London for over 10 years, initially as a fund manager with Deutsche Bank Tilney Private Wealth and later as an investment banker with Arbuthnot Banking Group Plc, working with a number of corporate clients in developing markets. Edward is a CFA Charterholder.
Edward was formerly a member of President Kenyatta’s Taskforce for Parastatal Reforms and a member of the Nairobi Securities Exchange’s Board Finance Committee. Edward sits on the Red Cross Nairobi’s Resource Mobilization Board Committee and is a Goodwill Ambassador for Childline Kenya.
“I&M Burbidge Capital did exemplary work for us during the transaction. The team’s experience, expertise and professionalism was instrumental in obtaining the best outcome for us. We note with satisfaction the high quality of service and advice they provided us.
We would be pleased to work with IMBC’s team in the future and highly recommend them as transaction advisors.”
Paul van Apeldoorn, Chief Transformation Officer, DFCU Bank
What we do
Our focus is on mid & large sized companies with typical transaction sizes of $5 million – $200 million
in Sub – Saharan Africa with a particular focus on and presence in Eastern Africa
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