Rehmah Kasule

FOUNDER, Personal and Business Development Consultant
CEDA INTERNATIONAL
Nationality: Ugandan

Fast facts

■President of CEDA International
■CEO/Managing Director of Century Marketing
■Founded 4 companies and sold 1
■Invested in 2 businesses
■Certified Enterprise Development Consultant with International Trade Center (ITC) Geneva
■Author of a book “From Gomba to the White House”
■Alumna of the Fortune/US State Department Mentoring Program
■First woman to join the Buganda Kingdom Parliament

Expertise

    Starting a business Marketing and PR Leadership and management International business development Business planning

Biogaphy

Rehmah Kasule is a Chartered Marketer and a fast-track Entrepreneur running her own marketing agency, Century Marketing in Uganda for over 14 years building local and international brands.

She is the founder of CEDA International specializing in mentoring, leadership and social entrepreneurship. She is a Mentor and a Certified Enterprise Development Consultant with International Trade Centre supporting trade and export development. She spearheaded the designing of the National Export Strategy - Gender Dimension, a national initiative that mainstreams women into the export sector.

She is a renowned motivational speaker and has a wealth of experience branding, strategic planning, marketing, financial literacy, gender and leadership. With the vision of “creating a new generation of women leaders” she empowers girls and women to become economically independent and socially responsible.

Rehmah runs special income generating programs for women, youth, people living with HIV/AIDS and rural communities. Her work was recognized at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship hosted by President Barack Obama in Washington DC in 2009. She is a role model for women and has been recognized both in her community and internationally. Amanda Ellis, the Deputy Secretary International Development for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade described Rehmah as “an African Light House” which is guiding the future generation.

Rehmah is an ALI/Aspen Leadership Fellow, a Senior Fellow of Synergos and an alumna of the prestigious Fortune/US State Department Mentoring Program. She is an Author of a book “From Gomba to the White House”, the journey of an African woman entrepreneur who has risen from mere survival to significance. Her program, the Rising Star Mentoring Program won the US State Department Innovation Award and is impacting more than 12,000 girls in secondary schools and universities.

Rehmah is a Winner of The International Alliance for Women, World of Difference 100 Awards 2011 and was named a Woman of Distinction by FAWEU for her leadership in promoting quality education for girls. She is the first woman to join the Buganda Kingdom Parliament as a Special Representative of the Kabaka – the King of Buganda earning her the prestigious title – Owekitibwa (Honourable).