Ugandan and Rotary International President Elect Samuel Frobisher Owori died on Friday in a hospital in USA. Owori died in Dallas, Texas in the United States while undergoing surgery on his leg.
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Owori was on in August 2016 nominated to head Rotary International as president for year 2018-2019.
A professional banker, Owori was the first past district governor of the Rotary Club 9200 and the second African to be nominated to Rotary International, a body responsible for the administration, policy formulation and financial control of Rotary clubs worldwide.
Since becoming a member in 1978, Owori had served Rotary as regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, regional RI membership coordinator, RI Representative to the United Nations Environment Program and UN-Habitat, and RI director.
He was also a member or chair of several committees, including the International PolioPlus Committee, the Drug Abuse Prevention Task Force, and the Audit Committee.
Most recently, Owori served as trustee of The Rotary Foundation, chair of The Rotary Foundation’s Finance Committee, and a member of the Investment Committee.
Until his death, Owori was the CEO of the Institute of Corporate Governance of Uganda.
The late also served as executive director of the African Development Bank, managing director of Uganda Commercial Bank Ltd, and director of Uganda Development Bank.
He has studied law, employment relations, business management, corporate resources management, microfinance, and marketing at institutions in England, Japan, Switzerland, Tanzania, and the United States, including Harvard Business School.