Our people

From Nairobi to Johannesburg, our team has a breadth of experience and exposure leading change across emerging markets.

Core Team

  • Amanda Kabagambe
    Managing Director

    Amanda Kabagambe

    Managing Director

    Amanda is an economist, management consultant, and project manager with over 12 years of experience providing cross-cutting advisory services to solve business issues, increase productivity, efficiency, and competitiveness of organizations.

    She has extensive experience working with executives in national government institutions, multilateral agencies, the private sector, indigenous organizations, and academia in both advisory and business development roles.

    Amanda previously worked with Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers across East and South Africa, leading business transformation and international development assignments.

    She is particularly passionate about supporting Ugandan businesses to grow into market leaders and efforts to enable the empowerment of youth and women. She holds an MBA from Edinburgh Business School and certifications in project management and business analysis.

  • Regina Namayanja
    Senior Manager

    Regina Namayanja

    Senior Manager

    Regina is a chartered accountant with over 15 years of professional practice experience in strategy, consulting, corporate finance, and audit.

    She has been involved in strategy, market research, and investment analysis for target markets including Zambia, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Liberia, Sierra Leone and Uganda. Her experience spans across various sectors including financial services and Insurance, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Energy, Public Sector, Government and Consumer goods.

    She previously worked with Deloitte & Touche in Zambia where she was a senior manager in the consulting and financial advisory practice and part of the wider Deloitte Africa Corporate Finance pool of experts.

    She holds a Masters in Management Majoring in Finance and Investment from the University of Witwaterstrand, South Africa.

  • Bbobbo Rugumayo
    Business Analyst

    Bbobbo Rugumayo

    Business Analyst

    Bbobbo Rugumayo is a Financial Analyst. He has experience working in several banks across Eastern and Southern Africa including Housing Finance Bank, Stanbic Bank, and Trade and Development Bank with a focus on financial analysis and modelling, risk management, job creation, capital raising, and strategy. His experience spans across various sectors including agriculture, financial services, education, manufacturing, and natural resources, creating and mapping opportunities that boost business growth.

    He has a strong passion for realizing the value and churning it into results alongside success across the business value chain in particular African SMEs. He is a graduate of a Bachelors’s Degree in Finance Engineering from Wuhan University and a candidate for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 3.

  • Brenda Karungi
    Head of Operations and Administration

    Brenda Karungi

    Head of Operations and Administration

    Brenda Karungi manages the operations and administration functions at Bethel Advisors. She is a financial advisor with over 11 years’ experience working at an international Pan African bank in the retail and SME market segments. Her areas of expertise include operational management, SME business finance advisory, business operations, project management and financial analysis.

    Brenda holds a Masters of Business Administration from Uganda Management Institute and a Bachelors degree in Information Technology from Makerere University,Kampala.

Associate Consultants

  • Richard Wood
    Ex-PwC Partner, Transaction and Board Advisor

    Richard Wood

    Ex-PwC Partner, Transaction and Board Advisor

    Richard is a graduate of Cambridge University and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in the UK and in East and West Africa for twenty-three years (including nine years as a partner) and is now a strategic and board advisor to various enterprises including Bethel Advisors.

    He has been involved in designing and developing institutional frameworks, policies and strategies, and procedures to support governments contemplating engaging the private sector for the provision of public service. He has significant experience of interacting at a Ministerial and Board of Director levels where his broad cross sectoral experience covers infrastructure, financial services, FMCG, and manufacturing sectors.

    Richard holds Non-Executive Director positions on the Boards of a company in the agriculture sector, an electronic stock exchange (regulated by the Ugandan CMA), a bank, a church, and an international school.

  • Sunil Inamdar FCIM, FCICM
    Strategic Advisor

    Sunil Inamdar FCIM, FCICM

    Strategic Advisor

    Sunil is a highly trusted leader and strategic advisor with a 30+ year track record in management consultancy, operational and entrepreneurial acumen provided to clients across four continents. His core areas of expertise include transformation, performance improvement, working capital optimisation and operational excellence.

    Sunil has deep-rooted experience in sub-Saharan Africa and a passion for his native Uganda. He is recognised for his exceptional communication skills and cultural dexterity, attributes that he applies effortlessly to build genuine trust in all environments.

    Sunil is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and the Chartered Institute of Credit Management in the United Kingdom.

  • Barry Dyson
    Professional Engineer

    Barry Dyson

    Professional Engineer

    Barry is a professional engineer and an internationally recognized expert in the power and energy sector. He has four decades of experience in the sector as both an industry leader and a partner in global consulting firms. Barry has held major positions in the industry, for example leading very significant and game-changing projects during the UK and Nigerian power privatizations.

    He has provided and led the design and implementation of transformation strategies with executives, government, and industry leaders in North America, Russia, Azerbaijan, and many European countries. His innovative projects have also been recognized by Bill Gates and the UK Ministry of Defence.

    Barry holds an MBA, BA, and PD in engineering.

  • Kalu Ukoha
    Energy Financial

    Kalu Ukoha

    Energy Financial

    Kalu has over 20 years’ relevant experience in energy finance, transformation, performance improvement, and compliance. He has done extensive work across many sub-Saharan countries including Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, and Zambia.

    He has worked with large utilities to deliver projects in revenue assurance, cost optimization, capital mobilization, sustainability, and M&E. He led the compliance team of the Transmission Company of Nigeria and was responsible for the enhancement of operational efficiency and transparency.

    He also played significant roles in the development and implementation of the Nigerian electricity sector reform.

  • Marilyn Jabo
    Finance, Investment Expert

    Marilyn Jabo

    Finance, Investment Expert

    Marilyn is a finance, investment expert, and economist with over 8 years’ experience providing investment and advisory services to local and international clients focusing on entrepreneurs with a focus on agribusiness.

    In various roles, Marilyn has advised on creating long term and sustainable businesses that are attractive for mid to long term investment and has supported arrangement of up to $1.5m in debt, equity, and grants. She currently supports the UNDP START facility by delivering due diligence and business development services to beneficiary SMEs.

    She holds a Masters of Science in Finance from the University of Bradford, UK, and studied International Risk Management in European Banking at Toulouse Business School in France.

  • Stephen Nash, FCA
    Energy Economist

    Stephen Nash, FCA

    Energy Economist

    Stephen is a seasoned energy economist and transaction advisor with 15 years of experience. He has worked globally in the energy sector. Recently Stephen has worked primarily in sub-Saharan Africa but also brings experience from Asia and Europe, including the UK.

    He has worked on projects with many of the active donors in the region, including the World Bank, AfDB, IRENA, USAID, and DFID. Stephen’s work combines advising on policy and regulation in the energy sector with commercial and financial advisory work, with a focus on structuring deals and regulation to achieve the desired policy outcomes.

    He holds a BSc and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).