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Anil Damani is the Founder of Dembe Trading Enterprises Ltd.  A qualified Chartered Accountant by Profession at Coopers & Lybrand (PWC) in the UK, Anil was the youngest trainee to achieve Partnership status at the company at the time and this attribution has served him well in his business life.  Anil has developed a keen ability to nurture and create branded businesses and has developed the largest FMCG House in East Africa. 

Anil developed Dembe from its embryonic stages in the early 1990’s to the powerhouse it is today.  It is said Dembe now supplies at least 35% of all FMCG items in the majority of homes in East Africa.

Anil is part of a Triumvirate of three other CEO run Industries under the Dembe Group ranging from Pharmaceuticals, Resorts, Hotels, Commercial and Residential Properties. 



Adim, a fourth generation Ugandan Asian holds an undergraduate and postgraduate degree in Law from SOAS, University of London.

Adim began his role at Dembe in 2010, overseeing the construction of several residential and commercial projects in addition to the equitable acquisition of the Snowman’s Ice Cream and Yoghurt brand under his company Ponders Ltd.  The brand is now the No.1 frozen dairy brand in Uganda and the fastest growing frozen/chilled brand in East Africa.  Through Adim’s drive, Ponders Ltd is also the largest cold chain distribution company in Uganda serving a market of over 11,500 in 6 east african countries.

The company is also constructing the largest cold-room facility in Uganda with an installed capacity set to exceed 3,000m2 of freezer/chiller space; for use by Ponders Ltd and also available for short term rental.

With his team, Adim also oversees all manufacturing and spearheaded the establishment of the government driven "Be Ugandan, Buy Ugandan" branded program, helping Indiginous Ugandan brands flourish in a competitive regional and internationa market.