Africa: Uganda Tourism Board CEO, Lilly Ajarova bags PhD from Commonwealth University

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The CEO of Uganda Tourism Board (UTB), Ms Lilly Ajarova has registered another academic accomplishment as she received her PhD in Tourism & Hospitality Management from the Commonwealth University.

Popularly referred to as “Mama Chimp,” Ajarova is a consummate tourism professional who only a few months back acquired her masterclass certificate in Leadership & Sustainability from the London Graduate School.

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A passionate conservationist, Lilly Ajarova was at the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), as the Tourism Development and Marketing Manager from 1996 to 2005.

She served as the executive director of Chimpanzee Sanctuary & Wildlife Conservation Trust from 2005 until 2019 when she was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of UTB.

Ajarova has been recognized for contributing to the Uganda’s economic development through tourism marketing and wildlife conservation and management.

She is a recipient of the prestigious National Golden Jubilee Award, Tourism Excellence Award, Wildlife Conservation Award, Top Africa100 Women in Travel, Africa’s most influential women in business and government among other accolades.

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Ajarova has also provided leadership as a member on the advisory committee of Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) who developed policies, standard operating procedures and best practices for the 22 sanctuaries and wildlife centers in 13 African member countries of PASA.

She is a proud Rotarian, mother, mentor, and educator.

We at ATQNews.com – Africa’s Premier Travel News site, Akwaaba African Travel Market – the leading Pan-African Tourism Expo, and Travellers – the first travel magazine in West Africa say a hearty congratulations to Ms Ajarova!

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