Executive Director, Rapid Advisory Services
Worked as entrepreneur, investor, forester, visiting lecturer with experience in Africa, North America, Europe and Asia with a wide range of institutions including the Rapid Advisory Services Ltd, MicroSave, US Small Business Administration, CoreStates Bank, World Bank, USAID, DfID, UNDP and Eastern University (USA). Since is 2002 to date he is the serving as the Chairman/Executive Director of Rapid Advisory Services Ltd- boutique financial services company offering credit and alternative investment services to SMEs.
Leonard has worked as a Visiting Lecturer – Eastern University, Pennsylvania, USA – 1999 – 2002 – Business Development and Microfinance Courses to graduate business students. He served as Director of Research and Training – MicroSave 1998 – 2002 –provided technical support to over 18 financial institutions in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe with product development.
He worked as a MicroFinance Officer – UNDP –1997-1998 provided technical support to over 50 NGOs in the HIV prevention and poverty reduction campaign in all the districts in Uganda and a Loans Officer – 1994-1997 – US Small Business Administration, New York. Originated and packaged asset financing loans for SMEs and managed real estate development projects for urban revitalization.
He also worked as an Associate Consultant – CoreStates Bank- 1993-1994 – Worked with Vice President for Community Re-investment in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA focusing on urban revitalization. Factory worker – Ensoniq – 1990-1992 – worked on the factory floor for a professional music key board company.
As a Graduate Student – Eastern University, Pennsylvania, USA – 1990 to 1993 , he studied and worked as research assistant to various professors, worked on the factory floor.
He was a Manuscript Examiner/Editor – United Bible Society – 1987-1990- working with 6 teams of bible translators in six Ugandan languages to assure quality and consistency of translated works.
He holds MBA – Eastern University, Pennsylvania, USA 1994