Simon started his career at Hanan Associates, a boutique audit and accounting firm. As an Associate, he confirmed the financial statements of some of the largest pensions in the country with a collective asset value of over US$ 9.4 Million. He carved out a consulting practice from within the firm, engaging new and existing clients on managing the challenges that come with growth, including raising finance and formulating business strategies.
While at Hanan Associates, he provided tendering support to a client, earning the client a UGX 100 Million service contract with the Central Bank of Uganda. He has provided sell-side advisory support to start-ups in Agriculture, Financial Services and Healthcare seeking seed capital raises of up to US$ 250,000.
Simon is passionate about shaping a vibrant entrepreneurial economy in the region. He is keen on the private equity and venture capital space, growing his entrepreneurial capacity and that of others, thus enabling greater deployment of capital into markets in the region.
As an Investment Analyst, Simon has a wealth of skills and knowledge in business strategy, financial modelling, corporate valuation to support market system analyses and development of business cases.
Simon holds a BSc degree in Biomedical Engineering from Makerere University. He has undergone a month-long Business Valuation seminar series at the New York University’s Stern School of Business. He is currently a Level II Candidate of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program.