Dick Robert Wadada has 28 years of Coffee experience especially in the quality aspects where he is both a Q and R coffee grader under the Coffee Quality Institute of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) on top of being a Master Trainer in sustainable coffee certifications (4C, Organic, UTZ, Fairtrade and Rainforest) and in Coffee price risk management.

Currently he is a Project Director of the Alur Highlands coffee Alliance (AHCA) a project under USAID and service as the technical Director to the Africa Coffee Academy (ACA).He was the Executive Director of ACA (2009-2013); Coffee Quality Consultant for Star Café Ltd (2006-2007); Production Manager of Main Traders Limited (2005-2006); Production Manager, Beijing Chenao Coffee Co Ltd based, Beijing, China, (2002-2005); Quality Controller/Senior Quality Controller/Principal Quality Controller, Uganda Coffee Development Authority (1995-2005) and as Quality Controller, Coffee Marketing Board, Kampala, Kasese, Jinja and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, (1987-1995).

He holds a BSc in Chemistry (MUK 1984)