Secretary General of the Inter-African Coffee Organization, IACO-OIAC

Amb. Solomon Sabiti Rutega, is currently the Secretary General of the Inter-African Coffee Organisation (IACO), an inter-governmental organisation based in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire. Prior to his assumption of duty in May 2021, Amb. Rutega served as the Head of Mission/ Consul General of the Consulate General of the Republic of Uganda in Guangzhou, and was in charge of Uganda’s trade, investment and commercial diplomatic activities in Southern China. He has been an active international participant in the coffee sector for the past 30 years and has been involved in many initiatives in the coffee industry that have had national, regional and international impact. In his career, he has played key roles in the establishment of projects to support the transformation of the African coffee industry. He is a graduate of a Bachelor’s degree (Honors) in Political Science & Economics (Northeastern University, USA), Masters of Public Policy (Harvard University, USA) and an Executive Masters of Business Administration (Melbourne Business School, Australia).