Edgar Isingoma

Head of International Development Advisory Services, KPMG East Africa

KPMG in Uganda

Edgar Isingoma has over 15 years’ experience leading development programmes in Eastern Africa. He is currently a partner leading the KPMG Advisory practice in Rwanda and Uganda. Edgar has led the IDAS practice’s work in Rwanda over the past decade, in providing technical assistance and capacity building services to staff of the Office of the Auditor General (OAG). Under his leadership the programme realised increased audit coverage from 60% in 2008 to 82% in 2016 with OAG staff beginning to be able to conduct and finalize less complex audits independently, from NIL in 2008 to 84 audit reports in 2016.

Edgar’s expertise also extends to fund management, having led KPMG’s engagement with the DFID-funded Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR) and Financial Services Inclusion Programme (FSIP) in Uganda. In this role he helped establish the two financial inclusion focused programmes and transition them into the successful independent entities that they are today. Edgar also specialises in due diligence and pre award assessments and has led the KPMG Uganda team in monitoring of the energy Sector in Uganda on behalf of the Norwegian Government, in addition to helping carry out value for money reviews of World Bank funded projects in Uganda and Ethiopia.

He has seen billions of dollars invested on the continent over his 20 year career as a financial analyst and consultant and during this time, he has become convinced that development projects succeed most when investments are made in the capacity of people.

  • Master’s in Business Administration, Makerere University

  • Bachelor of Commerce, Makerere University

  • Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA)

  • Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants [FCCA]

  • Member of the Institute of Financial Consultants in USA and Canada

  • Member of the Certified Public Accountants of Uganda [CPA-U]

  • Member of the Certified Public Accountants of Rwanda [CPA-R]

  • Current: Partner in charge of Rwanda and Uganda country operations, IDAS Practice, KPMG East Africa

  • Current: Engagement Partner, Access to Finance Rwanda

  • Current: Engagement partner, Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (formerly FSIP)

  • Current: Engagement partner, Support to the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) Rwanda

  • Team leader in the pre award assessment of Pearl Capital Partners Uganda, funded by USAID