John Nuwagaba has been the General Manager and Board Secretary of Ankole Coffee Producers Coop Union since 2008. Before that, he worked with (i) Union Export Services Ltd from 1995 until 2007, where he was in charge of procurement and coffee processing, (ii) Uganda Cooperative Alliance from 1991 to 1994 as an Assistant Project Manager and (iii) World Vision International [1989 – 1990] as Project Manager. Mr. Nuwagaba holds a Degree in Economic and Political Science and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management plus other short courses in management.

John is a coffee farmer which is well-maintained and serves as a demonstration farm. He owns a coffee nursery which has distributed over 2,000,000 seedlings with CWDr Mother garden. He has championed the distribution of plastic drying mats to 4,000 farmers to promote coffee quality and through his management, ACPU was awarded the outstanding achievement as the most compliant exporter (Quality) for the coffee year 2012/2013.