Kampala- The League of East African Directors (LEAD), in partnership with Ernst & Young, launched the “Non-Executive Directors Awards” dubbed the NED Awards 2023.
The awards are slated to take place at Sheraton Hotel Kampala on the 23rd of November 2023 under the theme “Celebrating Excellence in Stewardship.”
The primary aim of the awards is to honor the accomplishments of Non-Executive Directors who play a pivotal role in the daily success and growth of businesses across Uganda and the broader East African region.
The event is dedicated to celebrating their expertise, strategic guidance, and their contributions towards fostering NEDs and enhancing the quality of board directors in the region. The Keynote Speaker will be Mr. Batho Makhakhe, Partner People Advisory Services.
Speaking about the awards; The CEO of LEAD Mrs. Pheona Wall said, The NED awards serve as a foundational platform for Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) aspiring to secure more prominent board roles and offer them an opportunity for professional growth within the governance sector throughout East Africa.
With a commitment to excellence, EY’s role as the Quality Assurance partner for the NED Awards is an embodiment of our dedication to maintaining the integrity and objectivity of the recognition process for outstanding non-executive directors.” said Ms. Sandra Nakibuule Batte, Associate Director | Markets & Business Development Ernst & Young
The NED AWARDS chairman organizing committee Mr. Jimmy Serugo applauded its partners Ernst & Young who felt compelled to create an opportunity through which the role and contributions of the Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) are appropriately appreciated.
Eunice Waweru- the Finance and Strategy Director-Uganda Breweries Limited concluded, “As UBL, we are proud and honored to be part of the 3rd NED Awards to recognize and honor all the non-executive directors whose contribution is key to ensuring sustainable business operations and overall performance”.
These efforts are a demonstration of servant leadership, she added.
The awards will seek to recognize the role of NEDs in the categories of;
1. Listed companies:
2. Private, Public, and Not-for-Profit Sectors
3. LifetimeAchievement: Honoring those whose wisdom and leadership have left an indelible mark.
4. NED to Watch: Highlighting Rising stars, the future leaders in the Boardroom.
Registration is open at 80 USD for all LEAD members and 100 USD for non-members.