U.S. MISSION UGANDA PRESS RELEASE | November 1, 2019 | PR 10/19
Agilis Partners Wins 2019 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence
KAMPALA – On October 31, U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo presented the Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) to Agilis Partners, a U.S. company operating in Uganda, at an award ceremony at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC. Other recipients of the award included U.S. companies operating in India, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Singapore. Agilis won the ACE award for the Sustainable Operations category.
Agilis is the largest grain and oil seed producer and one of the leading wholesalers of agricultural commodities in Uganda. It invests in local communities, sets high product standards, uses sustainable farming methods, pays competitive wages, and incorporates cutting-edge technology. Hundreds of food manufacturers depend on Agilis’ safe and affordable supply to nourish over 500,000 consumers in East Africa annually. Agilis employs 650 people, and women represent a major contingent of the operational and management team in a traditionally male-dominated industry.
Established in 1999, the Award for Corporate Excellence recognizes U.S. companies that promote and uphold high standards as responsible members of their communities where they do business. Agilis exemplifies the best of American entrepreneurship, and with the help of the Government of Uganda, we hope Agilis can continue to serve as a great example of Uganda’s investment potential for other U.S. companies.
Photos and videos from the event have been posted on the following Department of State social media platforms: https://video.state.gov/ and https://www.flickr.com/photos/statephotos/.
For more information about the award, please see this media note and visit the ACE website.
For additional information, please contact:
U.S. Mission Uganda
Tel: + (0) 414-250-314 x 6410 Cell: + (0) 772-138-194