Patrick Bitature is a Ugandan entrepreneur and business thought leader. He is the Chairman of the Simba Group of Companies which he founded in 1998 with the flagship Simba Telecom.
Simba Group is now a conglomerate of East African companies spanning telecommunications, Hospitality, Real Estate, Education, Energy, Agriculture, Oil & Gas, and Healthcare products. He is also the Honorary consul, of the Australian Consulate in Uganda and is the newly appointed Chancellor of The Uganda Technology and Management University.
Patrick Bitature serves as the chairman board of directors Umeme Uganda Ltd, the country’s main energy distributor. He is the Chairman Uganda Tourism Board Steering Committee as well as a member of the Mulago National Referral Hospital Board. He also previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Uganda Investment Authority (UIA), Private Sector Foundation (PSFU), Uganda Reinsurance, Ndege Premier Aviation Company, Traidlinks Limited, and The Presidential Investment Round Table.
He studied at the London School of Accountancy and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in the United Kingdom.
He currently serves as the Director of CURE Children’s Home Uganda and is a member of both the PSFU Advisory Council Board and Malaria-free Uganda. He is a Patron of the Alliance of Mayors & Municipal Leaders on HIV/AIDS in Africa (AMICAALL), The Australian Alumni Association Uganda, and the newly established Ibanda Community Organisation Network (ICON).
He is the Founder of the Patrick & Carol Bitature Foundation (PCB Foundation), a charity-based organization with a focus on education and lifesaving health care initiatives.