CEO, Unifreight Group of Companies
Jennifer Mwijukye, 48, is the founder and managing director, Unifreight Cargo Handling Limited. Unifreight Cargo Handling Limited provides customs clearing services, cargo transportation, and freight and trade logistics consultancy. Throughout her 20-year-long career in trade and logistics, Jennifer has been credited for her instrumental role in introducing a new training curriculum with emphasis on business. Noteworthy among her achievements are; the appointment to serve on the Presidential Investors’ Roundtable (2007 to 2009), the Board of Uganda Road Fund as a director, and the Board of Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association Ltd (UWEAL) as the Chairperson. She is the recipient of an award from Habitat, a UN agency, in recognition of her leadership role in promoting women entrepreneurs in the East Africa Community. She was recognised as the woman entrepreneur of the year by UWEAL in 2009 and by the Association of Uganda Freight Forwarders for her eight-year contribution as founder and treasurer.
She has also been identified as one of the entrepreneurs to pilot the Authorised Economic Operators (AEO) scheme implemented by the Uganda Revenue Authority and funded by TMEA which has helped register significant improvements in efficiency given the reduction of clearance time from 4 days to 1 day which has led to cost and time savings and increased revenue earnings.