The 2nd Uganda – Europe Business Forum happened on 26th & 27th October, 2022
Organised by the EU Delegation to Uganda and the Private Sector Foundation Uganda in partnership with the Government of Uganda, the Uganda – EU Business Forum 2022 was the successor event to the successful First Edition organised in March 2020.
The two-day High-Level Business Forum brought together Ugandan and European policymakers, public sector agencies, EU Member States embassies and consulates, private sector trade support institutions, business associations and Chambers of Commerce, captains of industries, financial and non-financial intermediaries, investors, development partners and donor agencies, academia and the civil society to network exchange experiences and explore win-win investment and trade opportunities.
Ambassador - European Union Delegation to the Republic of Uganda
Ambassador Jan Sadek is the Head of the EU Delegation to Uganda. He is a Swedish career diplomat; his first posts abroad include Prague (Czech Republic), Moscow (Russia) and Minsk (Belarus).
After three years as Head of the Consular Section at the MFA in Stockholm, in the aftermath of the Tsunami, he was in 2008 appointed Ambassador of Sweden to Sudan – liking it so much that he stayed for five years. During that time, he was furthermore accredited to the Republic of South Sudan as of 2011.
From 2013 to 2017, Ambassador Sadek was the Swedish Ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union in Addis Ababa, with an accreditation also to Djibouti and to IGAD.
After his return to Stockholm, he took a year of paternity leave with his two youngest children.
In 2018, he was appointed Ambassador of the European Union to Botswana and to the regional economic community SADC (Southern African Development Community).
By training, Ambassador Sadek has a degree in medicine. He also served as a UN Officer during the war in Bosnia-Hercegovina and as a member of the OSCE Mission to Sarajevo, in 1994-1995.
He speaks Swedish, English, Russian, French, Czech and some Bosnian.
Ambassador Sadek is married to a Swedish diplomat, and they have three children.