Annette Ssemuwemba

Deputy Executive Director

Ms Ssemuwemba joined the EIF programme as Deputy Executive Director on 1 October 2017 and coordinates overall operations of the EIF programme in over 47 least developed countries. Prior to that, she was the Chief Strategy and Results Officer and member of the Senior Leadership team at TradeMark East Africa. In this role, she was responsible for strategy execution and results delivery across a portfolio of US$540m in 7 countries. She is an international development professional with over 20 years of experience in international trade and development, primarily trade policy formulation, regional integration, trade facilitation and trade related capacity building at national and regional levels.

She holds a wealth of experience in designing and implementing trade capacity building programmes that address development needs of countries particularly LDCs. She holds a Masters in Business Administration.