Willy Mutenza, Ugandan Diaspora Community Developmental Activist was on October 25 named the Social Entrepreneur of the year at the 11th BB Awards held at the prestigious Hilton London Tower Bridge.
Willy Mutenza is a senior ethnic marketing consultant specializing in the African ethnic community.
He has been recognized for his dedicated efforts in promoting social entrepreneurship, community cohesion and investment opportunities specifically for the Ugandan Diaspora.
Willy founded The Promota Group in 1998 and has expanded his business interests in magazine publication, events management, and private equity bridging, printing and design, and property development in Uganda.
Willy has been a pillar and an ambassador of the Ugandan community at various levels in Uganda and UK. He founded the Ugandan UK Convention, a very successful investment forum that attracts more than 1000+ high profile Ugandans from all over the world at a yearly annual gathering in London.
Willy is also a Director at MM2 Capital, an investment broker agency and also a director of CUBL, a company that promotes investment opportunities in DRC.
Willy publishes the Promota Africa magazine, a popular high quality gloss magazine in the UK, targeting African ethnic consumers and also promoting a positive image of Africa abroad.
Willy also won an innovative award for inventing a Bluetooth and Wi-Fi marketing device (ePRO Bluetooth Long Range advertising transmitter). The “ePro Bluetooth” a mobile marketing device, allows businesses to send adverts to mobile phones by free transfer of content between mobile devices using the Bluetooth signal.
Willy is also the chairman of UDE-UK, a newly founded charity. UDE-UK, through all of its activities, aims to promote social inclusion of all members of the Uganda/African Diaspora, and encourage a smooth and productive integration into British society, whilst maintaining its members’ unique cultural characteristics and heritage.
“I am thrilled and overwhelmed by this award and I wholeheartedly thank BBA for recognizing my work. I’m especially grateful to a few amazing people whose support is the reason I’m up here right now. Our work is far from over, but what we’ve accomplished together has made a difference in hundreds of people’s lives, especially the Ugandan Diaspora. Let’s roll up our sleeves and continue this journey with more dedication than ever. “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” Willy Mutenza