Our Team

Edes & Associates is founded on a strong and reliable leadership team. Our senior Partners and Directors possess a wealth of financial consultancy expertise spanning a period of 30 years. Our team of qualified and highly experienced professional staff coupled with a number of Associate partners and consultants worldwide, enables us to consistently exceed client expectations.

Emmanuel Muwazi 


Team Leader
FCCA, CPA (U)

Eric Settuba 

Director, Public Sector Advisory and Assurance Services
BCom, CPA (K), CPA (U)

Robert Mabirizi 

 
Director
CPA (U)

Ruth S. Hoffman

 Consultant
MBA, CPA (U.S.A.), MEd, Masters in Microfinancence

Lilian Bakainaga

Head, Regional Business Development
Bcom, CPA (K)

EMMANUEL MUWAZI
FCCA, CPA (U)
As Team Leader, Emmanuel is responsible for the firm’s strategy, delivery and client relationship management. He has over 18 years' experience in financial management consultancy, having spent over six years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was responsible for the planning and execution of audits and other advisory assignments in both the public and private sectors. Emmanuel has also led various forms of training and staff development programs. He has worked in over 15 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe.

ERIC SETTUBA
BCom, CPA (K), CPA (U)
Director, Public Sector Advisory and Assurance Services
Leading the firm’s public sector service lines, Eric has over 18 years’ experience in financial management consultancy. Eric’s career started at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he worked for over six years in Uganda and Tanzania. Eric specializes in the delivery of professional audit and management support services to governments, ministries, parastatals, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), aid donor agencies and private sector businesses. Eric also worked as Director of the Finance and Administration Department; and Director of Supply Chain and Logistics Department at Axios International.

ROBERT MABIRIZI
CPA (U)
Robert holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree of Makerere University Kampala and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU). Robert started out his professional career at Edes & Associates as an associate Trainees. He has over the years led teams on different assignments and has been a team member on a number of assurance and advisory assignments undertaken by the firm both for profit and not for profit making organizations. He has led teams which have successfully executed assignments in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Zambia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Lesotho, Sierra Leone, Ghana and Uganda. He possesses multi-cultural exposure with ability to display cultural sensitivity and adaptability in interaction with people of different backgrounds. With experience of over 9 years, Robert is currently a Director at Edes & Associates. He specializes in the delivery of advisory and management support services to Government Ministries, parastatals, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Aid donor agencies. He has knowledge and experience in statutory and project audits for public sector organizations, financial management advisory, management consultancy, accounting support, financial reviews, supply chain management reviews and other accounting related services.

 

RUTH S. HOFFMAN
MBA, CPA (U.S.A.), MEd, Masters in Microfinance
Consultant
Ruth Hoffman is part of Edes & Associates senior consulting team. With over 30 years experience in accounting, IT, education and finance, Ruth is passionate about empowering people to understand how financial information can help individuals and organisations achieve their goals. Ruth has extensive overseas experience and is an expert in developing accounting systems and practical approaches to internal controls for NGOs and SMEs. In addition to obtaining her CPA in the United States working with Arthur Andersen & Co., Ruth has a Masters in Microfinance and Masters in Education from Belgium and a MBA from the University of Alberta in Canada.

LILIAN BAKAINAGA
Bcom, CPA (K)
Head, Regional Business Development
Ruth Hoffman is part of Edes & Associates senior consulting team. With over 30 years experience in accounting, IT, education and finance, Ruth is passionate about empowering people to understand how financial information can help individuals and organisations achieve their goals. Ruth has extensive overseas experience and is an expert in developing accounting systems and practical approaches to internal controls for NGOs and SMEs. In addition to obtaining her CPA in the United States working with Arthur Andersen & Co., Ruth has a Masters in Microfinance and Masters in Education from Belgium and a MBA from the University of Alberta in Canada.