Mak holdings is committed to excellence, transparency, and applying best practice in all areas of her business.

Mak Holdings is structured and governed to work in synergy with the University to develop new and existing commercial entities, support knowledge transfer through professional development and commercial consultancy as well as research initiatives relating to commercialization of ideas, licensing of intellectual property and the creation of new ventures.

Mak Holdings is a Makerere University wholly owned Company formed on 18th June, 2014. The company’s structure organizes the University’s interaction with the private sector and government. This is achieved through varying ownership structure for different entities some being wholly owned by the University while others having different forms of public-private engagements with qualifying private partners. 

The Company is responsible for developing, managing and governing University commercial investments as well as carrying out consultancy services, knowledge transfer and commercialization of innovations on behalf of Makerere University.

In addition, Mak holdings supports the growth of Makerere University’s Endowment Fund through percentage contribution of her net profits.

Governance

We aim to provide transparency in all our business practices by clearly having defined roles:

  • The Mak Holdings Board of Directors is responsible to its shareholder and reports to the University through the University Investment Committee of Council on a quarterly basis
  • The Chief Executive of Mak Holdings reports to the Board
    The Board members are appointed by the University Council and include four external and three internal academic University staff.
  • The Vice Chancellor and University Secretary are the shareholder’s representative  while the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Finance and Administration is an observer/ex-official to the Board

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