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Centenary Bank Executive Director & URA Board Chairman Simon Kagugube Dies Aged 65

Centenary Bank Executive Director, Dr Simon Kagugube  (pictured) has died at 65.

The bank’s Managing Director, Fabian Kasi confirmed Dr Kagugube’s death on Saturday, according to Daily Monitor.

Kagugube was also the Chairman Board of Directors at Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).

Kagugube, who was also the board chairperson for Monitor Publications Limited, a subsidiary of the Nation Media Group (NMG) in Nairobi died on Saturday afternoon at Nakasero hospital where he had been admitted for days.

A family source said he had been on life support for days after he suffered a heart attack.

Kagugube  was born on 1 January 1955  and attended local elementary and secondary schools. He was admitted to Makerere University, Uganda’s oldest and largest public university, where he obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree.

 He went on to obtain a Diploma in Legal practice, from the Law Development Centre. He was then admitted to the Uganda Bar, as a practicing attorney.

His degree of Master of Laws in Corporation Law, Taxation and International Trade Systems, was awarded by Yale University, in the United States. He also holds a Doctor of Science of Law, also awarded by Yale University. His doctoral specialization was in Immigration, Refugees and Asylum Law.

His other academic qualifications included a Certificate in Public Finance from University of Bath and a certificate in the Commonwealth Tax Inspectors’ course.

Career

Dr Kagugube worked at the Uganda Revenue Authority, as Commissioner for Value Added Tax and while there, served temporarily as Deputy Commissioner General of the agency.

In the early 2000s, he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers Uganda as the Director of Tax and Legal Services, while simultaneously serving as the chairman of the board at Centenary Bank.

He was appointed to the Board of Nation Media Group, as an independent non-executive director in September 2011.  Kagugube was also  the president of the East African School of Taxation, a private institution based in Kampala, Uganda’s capital city.

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