Prof. Charles Kwesiga

Prof. Charles Kwesiga

Council Member
Senate Member

Prof Charles Kwesiga is the Executive Director of Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI).

An Industrial Engineer by profession, Charles Kwesiga has significant experience as a corporate manager, management consultant, educator, and entrepreneur.

As Executive Director he oversees the Institute’s activities that include: technology transfer; technology diffusion; process and product development; business incubation; contract engineering services and applied R&D.

Highly regarded by his peers and other professionals, Professor Kwesiga’s other extra-curricular activities include the following:

  • 2nd Vice President of WAITRO (World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organisations).
  • Chairman of the Governing Council of the newly established Uganda Petroleum Institute, Kigumba (UPIK).
  • Special Presidential Assistant (advisor) for Productivity and Competitiveness, Uganda Government.
  • Member of Board of Control of the Senior Command and Staff College Kimaka of Uganda Peoples Defence Forces.Prof Kwesiga is also a member of teaching staff.
  • Dr Kwesiga serves as one of the five-member advisory team for United Nations Economic Council for Africa (UNECA) on Africa Technology Transfer Networks.