Ivan has been re-appointed Business Advisor, Tourism for the Competiveness and Enterprise Development Project-Additional Financing (CEDP-AF), a Government of Uganda/World Bank funded project coordinated by the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU).
He is an experienced business leader, sustainable tourism expert, tourism business development advisor, tour operator and tourism management & marketing expert, with a successful record of advisory services and execution on local and international tourism projects in the public and private sector.
Ivan has a demonstrable track record in starting, transforming and growing tourism businesses in Uganda and across Africa. Particular strengths in tourism strategy, marketing, business development, governance, risk management & internal controls, performance management and people building.
He is passionate about tourism, wildlife and conservation and has previously served as Business Advisor, Tourism under the Matching Grant Facility, a component under the Competitiveness and Enterprise Development Project funded by the World Bank and Government of Uganda, an External Evaluator under the Skills Development Facility Project also funded by the World Bank, Director Business Development at the Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Trust (CSWCT), Marketing Manager at Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and Real Africa Adventures, as General Manager.
He continues to live out his passion for tourism as Managing Director for Fravan Safaris Limited and has consulted widely on tourism strategy for various organizations such as Uganda Tourism Board and Uganda Tourism Association. Ivan sits on Boards of Directors of various institutions both in the tourism sector and other strategic sectors.
He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism from Makerere University, a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), Marketing Management from the University of Pune, India and over 15 years’ expertise and experience in sustainable tourism management, strategic marketing and tourism consultancy.