Belinda has spent the last 20 years growing skills in media, brands management on the Uganda market with few assignments in South Africa. Currently, she runs a brands firm called iBRAND, a gifting solutions product called iGIFT and a tourism brand called Ondaba. She also sits on the DFCU Bank Women Business Advisory Council (WBAC).
Her communications career started out as a radio presenter at an urban youth radio station called Sanyu FM in 2000. She later joined the advertising world at Moringa Ogilvy, (now TBWA), where she gained a wealth of experience working on corporate brands and advocacy on social causes with OSIEA, CDFU, UPHOLD and the Swedish Embassy.
In 2009, she launched her communications firm called iBRAND, which she run for the last 10 years. At iBRAND, they managed brands like Victoria University, Coca-Cola, OSIEA, Chapter Four and ULGA. Currently, they are focusing on tourism brand and communications consultancy. They work with clients to build their brand portfolio and resourcing staff through Vision setting and practicing of SOPs.
In 2015, they embarked on a mission to create our own brands. They founded the I’m So Uganda #ondaba campaign, a social media movement aimed at influencing positive conversations about Uganda on-line. The campaign runs a travel apparel shop and a digital magazine.
iGIFT trades in customized gifting items to take care of clients’ personal branding needs.
Belinda is a mother to a 7-year-old girl, Antonia Namutebi, who she adopted 5 years ago.