Japheth Chiko Kawanguzi is a Ugandan entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and team lead of The Innovation Village, Uganda.
Japheth is championing The Innovation Village; Uganda’s launchpad for leading Innovators and entrepreneurs co-creating the future through the smart application of technology to unravel challenges and create unique solutions. He works with mission-oriented entrepreneurs to capture new value from digital—creating products, experiences, and businesses.
Over the years, he has helped set up The CEO Summit; a community of the top 100 captains of business and industry to dialogue and shape trends driving Uganda’s economy with the Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development.
He is an erstwhile Head of Talent at Uganda’s largest utility, as his mandate was to put the best talent behind the company’s corporate strategy. In recognition of his astute contribution to personal development, Japheth was named among 2021 100 Most Influential Young Africans.
Japheth holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Edinburgh Business school (UK), a Master in Human Capital, and a bachelor’s in Economics from Makerere University.