Mr. David Nyende holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting) from Makerere University; he is a fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK (FCCA) and a member of the Uganda Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPA). He holds a Post Graduate Specialty Certificate in Forensic (Fraud) and Investigative Audits from the Business School of the University of British Columbia, Canada.


He is currently a Practising accountant/auditor with Continental Partners, Certified Public Accountants where he is the Principal (Managing) Partner, with special focus on Public Sector Reforms.

Mr. Nyende started his working career in Nigeria as an Audit Trainee in an audit firm before moving to the UK where he qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant. Thereafter, he relocated to Bonn, capital of then West Germany. Here, he worked in a medium motor vehicle agency company.

He returned to Uganda in 1987 and joined Makerere University as University Bursar. After two years he moved to then Uganda Posts & Telecommunications Corporation (UPTC) as Director of Finance & Accounts. In mid-1991, he left Uganda for neighboring Kenya to work for an International Environment NGO as Finance Manager. After three years, he joined the United Nations (UNCHS-Habitat) as a Deputy Chief of Finance.

In 1998, Mr. Nyende opted to pursue interests in private Sector as a Consultant with special focus on Public Sector.

It is in this capacity that Mr. Nyende has undertaken diverse assignments in regional governments as outlined below:

  • Financial Systems Advisor (DFID-funded) – Government of Tanzania, in the Civil Service Department and Ministry of Finance.

  • Financial Advisor and Public Sector Financial Management Specialist – Government of Uganda (GOU) in diverse Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs):

    • Divestiture of Uganda Airlines (2000).

    • Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (World Bank-funded) – automating GOU’s Financial systems (IFMS).

    • Nile Hotel International, Kampala: Concession Audit to verify refurbishments of Kampala Serena Hotel by M/S TP.

    • Office of the Prime Minister (OPM): Development of a Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) for the Public Sector Management (PSM) Sector.

    • Office of the Prime Minister (OPM): Review of MDA (16) targets for Key performance indicators for FY 2011/12.

    • Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD): Development and documentation of a Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) for the Energy and Mineral Development (EMD) Sector.

    • Office of the Prime Minister (OPM): Conducting Local Government Performance Assessment country-wide.

    • Development of a Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) for the Public Sector Management (PSM) Sector.

  • Public Sector Financial Management Specialist, Government of Southern Sudan, Juba: Capacity Building in Budgeting and MTEF in the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries and the Ministry Industry and Mining.

Others present and former preoccupations:

  • Currently, Board Member, Nakasero Hospital Ltd.

  • Currently, Board Member, Clarkson Insurance Ltd, Uganda, Kenya & Tanzania.

  • Currently, Board Member, Joint Clinical Research Center (JCRC).

  • Former Board Member, KCB Bank Uganda Ltd.

  • Former Chairman, Board of Directors, Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS)

  • Former Chairman, Governing Council, Management Training Advisory Council (MTAC)

  • Former President, Rotary Club of Kololo.

Mr. Nyende speaks fluently Swahili, English and German.