Earthwise Ferries Uganda Limited

EarthWise focuses on strategic infrastructure projects in Africa, pursuing lucrative business opportunities that develop & sustain local economies.

  • Stage $500K in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Transportation
  • Location Kampala, Central Region, Uganda
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2008
  • Employees 40
  • Website

Company Summary

At one time 30% of the Ugandan economy was centered on a vibrant ferry system on Lake Victoria. Today ferry service has virtually disappeared and the collapse of water transportation has severely impaired economic life around the lake. EarthWise is restoring reliable, safe passenger and freight service covering Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. This system will service the emerging merchant class, small business and lower middle class.


  • Robert Smith is a experienced entrepreneur with a passion for bringing hope and restoration to Sub-Saharan Africa. Born and raised in Africa, he is a leader that is committed to developing pragmatic solutions to Africa through free enterprise. He has begun several non-profit and for-profit enterprises including schools, orphan centers, manufacturing firms, and development companies. He is a vibrant advocate for the causes that he supports.

  • Allan Emejeit
    General Manager

    Allan Emejeit's operations and logistics knowledge dates back to August 1998 with his employment with SDV Transami Uganda, where he served in various positions of responsibility and management in Administration, Finance, Logistics, and Operations. He is astute and self-motivated, and has been responsible for bringing the first ferry, “MV Amani”, to completion and oversees operations as EarthWise continues to expand with additional ferries.

  • Chief Financial Officer

    Stanley Youngs is an experienced businessman and accountant who has worked his entire professional career as a business investor, owner, consultant, and senior employee. He has been involved in businesses in franchising, manufacturing, multi-national companies, mining, services, and education. His experience gives him both a financial role as well as a key management role in the company.

  • Bent Andersen
    Managing Consultant

    Bent Andersen is our Managing Consultant working with our management team in Kampala. Bent worked for nearly 30 years with A. P. Moller – Maersk Line in various management positions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. His experience includes in country management, sales management and project and business development especially with start-ups. He has worked with on both the passenger side and the freight side of the maritime industry.

  • Executive Vice President

    Julia A. Youngs has served the company in the roles of General Counsel, Executive Vice-President, and as a Board Member. With a reputation for proven results in tough circumstances, she has been responsible for putting together the core operational team on the ground. She is a licensed attorney in Washington State as well as in the UK, and has performed legal service for companies across the US and in Africa.

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