Dorothy M. Tuma, USA/Uganda – Founder/President

Dorothy M. Tuma is a business development and international trade consultant. Her work focuses on trade issues with a special emphasis on their impact on women in business. Ms. Tuma belongs to several international consulting networks and contributes regularly to local and international publications and conferences on the challenges and opportunities for small and medium-size enterprises. She is the immediate past Chairperson of Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association Ltd. (UWEAL) and current Chairperson of the recently launched East African Women in Business Platform.

Ms. Tuma was previously a brand manager with Avery Dennison Corporation, USA for ten years. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics (Honours) from Makerere University Kampala and a Masters in Business Administration from the Anderson School at the University of California Los Angeles, USA. She is also the author of Keeping Customers & Getting Their Friends Too! - a practical and insightful customer service handbook and a weekly columnist for the Daily Monitor.

Ms. Tuma is currently a Mason Fellow in the Harvard Kennedy School’s Mid-Career Masters in Public Administration Program.