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7 Questions with Daniel Bukenya Yiga

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7 Questions with Daniel Bukenya Yiga

Name: Daniel Bukenya Yiga

Current title: Managing Director

Current organisation: Goldstone Enterprise Consulting and Training Limited

Mr. Daniel Bukenya currently works as Managing Director of Goldstone Enterprise Consulting and Training. His last job was as Consultant- Senior Portfolio Manager at Yunus Social Business in Uganda. He served as Consultant – Head of Acceleration and Investment during the formative stages of developing Yunus Social Business operations in Uganda. During his tenure in this role, he was responsible for planning and executing three accelerator programs as well as structuring and implementing investments in Social Businesses.

Before joining Yunus Social Business, Daniel worked with GroFin Africa Fund in various roles ranging from Business Development Manager, New Business Manager, Portfolio Manager and Investment Manager, giving him a 360-degree appreciation of Impact Fund Management. While working with GroFin. He developed a passion for impact investment which opened his path to the Social Business realm.

Prior to GroFin Africa Fund, he worked with Standard Chartered Bank, starting as a salesperson for Unsecured Lending, Residential Mortgage Underwriter, and later as Business Relationship Manager - Medium Enterprises. Daniel is a Graduate and Special Lectures Faculty member at the International University of Japan (M. eBusiness Management), Kyambogo University (BA Econ), and Makerere University (Higher Diploma in Marketing). He is also an OMEGA certified Credit Underwriter.

7 Questions with Daniel Bukenya Yiga

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1. What have you found most challenging as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise?

Hiring and retaining the right talent for the strategic targets of the company.

Keeping staff engaged and motivated in the midst of the

2. How did you become a CEO or executive of a large enterprise? Can you please briefly tell the story?

I moved through progressively to become head of investment and acceleration, and eventually set out my company which has had good traction over the last 3 years.

3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?

Wake up at 6:00 AM Make it to the office at 7:00 AM, work the whole day ( inclusive of meetings on and off-site ), and finish work at 7:00 PM. I make it home at 8:00 PM and do exercise at the home gym with my kids, check their homework, have dinner and sleep at 10:30-11:00 PM

4. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?

To be honest with myself and learning how to say NO to certain opportunities.

5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?

How to win friends and influence people. Dale Carnegie. This is a classic that helped me to bring on board good talent and have their buy-in with the strategic direction.

6. How do you build leadership capacity in a large enterprise?

Mentorship

Feedback sessions

Ongoing training and professional development

7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise so far?

The Downfall of the Head of Samsung. It points to the fact that integrity needs to be practiced across the tiers of the organization... not only by the lower staff complement.