Ham Group of Companies

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Ham Group of Companies
Conglomerate (company)
FounderHamis Kiggundu
923 Makerere Hill Road Opposite University
Key people
Hamis Kiggundu (President & CEO)
  • Real Estate
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • General Merchandise
  • Bottling
  • Confectionery
  • Logistics
  • Transportation
  • Investments
  • Education
  • Investments
Number of employees

Ham Group of Companies[1] is a Ugandan Multinational corporation privately owned conglomerate, founded by Hamis Kiggundu who is the majority share holder in each of the companies in the group. It is one of the largest conglomerates in West Africa with operations in England[2] and the United States.[3][4] The group directly employs about 3,500 people.


Ham Group was founded in 2010 as a trading enterprise[5][6], importing garments, furniture and ladies' bags for distribution in the East African Market through retail and wholesale. The group moved into real estates in the 2010, starting construction of Ham Towers, Ham shopping mall and Ham Electro Center, Ham Shopping Grounds, around the City Center of Kampala.[7] The company next moved General Merchandise, setting up queens' stores, then Manufacturing: a range of cosmetics and beauty products (Cash and Roxy), Laundry, Toilet and general household soap and detergents, a range of beverages including bottled Mineral water, growing rapidly and spreading into South Africa, United States and United Kingdom.


The origin of the group began 2003, when Ham's father Hajji Ssegawa gave him capital to do business while still studying[6]. Ham owned his first large shop in 2006 at Qualicel shopping center dealing in women modern clothes, he then turned to importing furniture from China and reselling it at great profits and finally started buying and reselling land. In 2010 he established Ham Enterprises and mortgaged one of his father's buildings and secured a mega bank facility from Diamond Trust Bank (Uganda)|DTB and started construction of Ham Towers.[8]

The group now owns and operates over 15 subsidiaries, operating in two African countries, American states: California[4][9] and Texas[3][10] and the British city of Manchester[11].

Today, Ham Group is a diversified conglomerate, headquartered in Kampala, with interests across a range of sectors globally. Current interests include Real Estates, Agro-Processing and Value addition, Education, Hospitality, Transportation and Logistics, General Merchandise, Confectionery and Beverages.

Ugandan companies

Firm Sector
Ham Enterprises U Ltd Real Estates/Management
Ham Palm Villas Hospitality
Ham Agro Processing Industries[12] Hospitality
Ham Cinemax[13] Entertainment
Queens Stores General Merchandise
Hana International School[14] Education
Queens Confectionery Pasta / Consumer goods
View Investments Ltd Manufacturing / Consumer goods
Kiggs International Ltd Consumer goods

Overseas companies

Firm Region Sector
Ham International UK Ltd[2] Manchester, UK Real Estate / General Merchandise
Ham International Ltd[4] Woodland Hills, California Real Estate / Transportation
Ham International Express Logistics LLC[3] Dallas, Texas Logistics
Skylight Investments Gauteng, S.A Consumer goods

The group also owns and manages properties in Manchester and California.

See also

  • List of conglomerates in Uganda
  • Ham Enterprises (U) Ltd
  • Hamis Kiggundu
  • Success and Failure Based on Reason and Reality


  1. Times, Uganda (2020-01-31). "Ham Group Masterminding Mass Real Estate and property Developments in Uganda". The Uganda Times - Uganda News, Uganda Updates, Breaking News, World News, Business, Travel, About Uganda | Home. Retrieved 2020-07-10.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Ham International UK Limited - Company Profile - Endole". suite.endole.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "HAM INTERNATIONAL EXPRESS LOGISTICS LLC". opencorporates.com. Retrieved 2020-06-26.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Explore, California. "Ham International Ltd". California Explore. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  5. "Young tycoon Ham replies those who say his wealth is not his with business wisdom they can use to also generate their own wealth!". Matooke Republic. 2017-12-11. Retrieved 2020-07-10.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Tycoon Ham Reveals How He Made His Money » Business Focus". Business Focus. 2017-12-11. Retrieved 2020-07-10.
  7. "City business man Ham discloses source of money". www.newvision.co.ug. Retrieved 2020-06-26.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. BigEyeUg3 (2015-06-10). "Here is how Ham of Ham towers made his money and became a billionaire". BigEye.UG. Retrieved 2020-07-10.
  9. "Ham International Ltd – Ham Group of Companies". Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  10. "Ham International Express Logistics – Ham Group of Companies". Retrieved 2020-06-26.
  11. "HAM INTERNATIONAL UK LIMITED - Overview (free company information from Companies House)". beta.companieshouse.gov.uk. Retrieved 2020-06-27.
  12. "Ham Suites Kampala Accomodation". Retrieved 2020-06-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. "Uganda's first Film in five dimensions, Ham Cinemax 5D & 3D". Retrieved 2020-06-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. "THE PRAISE RALLY AT HANA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL | All Saints Cathedral Kampala". Retrieved 2020-07-10.

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