Prof. Henry Alinaitwe

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Prof. Eng. Henry Mwanaki Alinaitwe is an eminent Engineer and Academician, newly appointed Ag. Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration, Makerere University effective 16th November 2021. He has served at senior management level in the University and as Principal in the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology since August 2013, a position he assumed rising from the ranks as Deputy Principal, Dean School of the Built Environment, Associate Dean of the then Faculty of Technology. He has been in Senate for more than 10 years. He has previously served as Chairman and member of the University Contracts Committee and he has chaired a number of various university committees.

Prof. Alinaitwe is a widely published, well-read professor in Civil and Construction Engineering with his research interests in the areas of areas of structures, construction materials, and construction project management. He is currently working on the project of redesigning the Main Administration Building at Makerere University.  He is a registered and practicing Engineer. He is a Fellow of Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers, Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), and a Fellow of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences.

Henry attended some of the prestigious Universities in the world that include Lund University in Sweden where he obtained a PhD in Engineering as well as a Licentiate degree in Engineering. He obtained an MSc in Construction Management from Loughborough University, UK and a Master of Engineering Studies in Civil Engineering (Structures) degree from the University of Sydney, Australia. Henry obtained his Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Civil option) from Makerere University. Henry holds a post graduate certificate in Public Administration and Management and another in Project Planning and Management.

Due to his good performance at Primary Leaving Examinations, Henry studied on state scholarship for his entire secondary education. At senior six, he emerged the best Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education examinations candidate which achievement enabled him to earn double boom at the University when Government was still paying for upkeep of students.

Prof. Alinaitwe is an assiduous manager who pays attention to detail, a trait that has earned him a track record in leadership and management at various levels, where as many will agree, he exudes efficiency and effectiveness in practice.  He is gentle, calm and displays a demeanor of a great academic leader. At the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology where he has served most, his effort is evident from the effective working environment where staff are benefiting from his sense of purpose, mentorship and aspirations as demonstrated from the number of new and ongoing innovations and research projects.

Henry serves on a number of Boards and Management Board Committees notably Kiira Motors Corporation, Technology Consults Ltd., Mulago National Referral Hospital, and Kyogo Senior Secondary School.

With Prof. Henry Alinatwe being part of the team at the helm of the stewardship of the University, there is no doubt that the institution will take wider strides in realizing the development agenda.