Nataliey Bitature, a daughter to Ugandan businessman Patrick Bitature has been appointed as a member of the board of directors for Makerere Innovation and Incubation Centre ( MIC).
Makerere Innovation and Incubation Centre is an Incubator program that creates a platform for technological innovations and other creatives aimed at making an economic and social impact especially for the young generation in Uganda today.
Natalie announced the news of her appointment on her Facebook account where she indicated her willingness to take the Innovation to greater heights.
“I am excited to bring on board my experience in administration, innovation, entrepreneurship to support the Makerere Innovation and Incubation Centre ( MIC) team in all they stand.I am also excited about the impact this will have on the youth of Uganda,” Nataliey posted.
Nataliey is a board member of a number of organisations which include Uganda Property Holdings, Quiin Abenakyo Foundation, Start-Up Hub, Africa, Save the children Africa, a council member of the Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WICCI) and the chairperson for the Capital Solutions Social Innovation Fund
Currently, she is the Chief of Staff at Simba Group, a family business that encompasses hospitality, Energy, Telecom, Real Estate, and a foundation.
This social entrepreneur is also the founder of Musana Carts, a social enterprise building solar-powered street food vending carts and HER, an online mentorship platform with over 2500 young African women.
Nataliey was named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2015, recognized by The World Bank, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Forum as a business leader and innovator.
She graduated from Keele University in 2013 with an undergraduate degree in Business Management and Education and later a Masters in Social Entrepreneurship with a specialization in project management from Hult University in San Francisco.
In January 2020, Nataliey received an honorary doctorate award for her inspiring leadership and work to empower young women.