Mr. Bemanya Twebaze is the Registrar General and Official Receiver Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) since March 2012.
He is the current President of Paris Union Assembly (International Union for the Protection of Industrial Property) since October 2017. He is a Board Member of Capital Markets Authority (CMA). He is a Board Member of the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA). He is a Board Member of URSB. He served as Chairman Administrative Council of the Africa Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) from November 2013 to November 2015. He has previously served as Director and Secretary to a number of other companies. As Administrator of Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL) since May 2017, he has spearheaded its return to profitability.
Mr. Bemanya has re-aligned URSB’s operations with emphasis on use of technology to support and simplify registration operations. Under his leadership, URSB has continued to register notable success in improving service delivery, promoting private sector growth through enterprise formalization and revenue collection.
He has spearheaded the development of a simplified, efficient and transparent regulatory framework to govern URSB’s registration activities. He has led the fight against corruption and this has in turn led to improved revenue collection and enhanced public trust of URSB.
Mr. Bemanya has represented Uganda at both National and International conferences, seminars and workshops giving keynote addresses and presentations relevant to Business Registration, Insolvency services, Intellectual Property and Civil Registration. He has on a number of occasions led the Government of Uganda delegations to the sessions of Working Group V on Insolvency Laws at the United Nations.
Mr. Bemanya has a wealth of experience in legal practice with more than 20 years in the field of Commercial Law, Business Registration, Insolvency, Intellectual Property and Civil Registration. He has a history of successfully managing and concluding the liquidation of some of the largest government parastatals.
Mr. Bemanya holds an Executive MBA from ESAMI, an Honors Degree in Law from Makerere University Kampala, a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre Kampala and several certificates in Legal issues, Administration and Management from National and International training institutions. In 2017 he was awarded by Harvard University an Executive Certificate in Public Leadership having completed three Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Programs.