Kisumba Kamungele is the Export Director at Ets. TSONGO KASEREKA, a Butembo-based family business that has been in operation for the last four decades. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University (Indiana, 1996) and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Université Laval (Québec, 2001). After his studies abroad, he returned home to work in the family business and for the past ten years has traded green coffee and cocoa beans, linking the Congolese small-scale farmers to the international market. In addition, he is involved in a variety of national and regional coffee initiatives aiming to revamp the Congolese coffee sector and African coffee industry. He is the president of the DRC Cocoa & Coffee Exporters’ Association (ASSECCAF), the DRC Country Chapter Vice-Chairman of the African Fine Coffee Association (AFCA), and the Executive Director of Café Africa DRC, a non-profit organization. He also earned a Masters degree in Coffee Economics & Science from the University of Trieste (Italy, 2016).
Kisumba shares hopes in contributing to the reconstruction of DRC by contributing his skills and international experience to CI-UCBC. Today he is a member of the CI-UCBC General Assembly and a visiting lecturer in the Engineering Department of the Applied Sciences Faculty. He is married to Julie Kavira since March 2002 and has a daughter named Suzanne Kanyere.