VP Product Development
Richard Madanda graduated with a BSC. (hons) in Electrical Engineering from Makerere University. He has a masters degree in Embedded Systems and a Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovations Management from Eindhoven University of Technology in Netherlands. He has also trained and worked with several industrial and research establishments in Uganda and abroad including Nile Breweries, Spear Motors, Solar Application Labs, and Philips Research. Richard has worked with the Kiira Motors Project from its inception in 2007. He was recruited into the ranks of the then Vision 200, a student led Initiative spearheaded by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as an Undergraduate student researcher working on power electronics. He has since worked on all projects right from the Kiira EV PoC, Kiira EV SMACK hybrid, Kayoola Solar bus mainly engaged in the power train design and offering leadership support at different levels. He has mentored and offered guidance to new KMC recruits over the years. Richard has also engaged in instruction in Engineering Mathematics in the sub-department of engineering Mathematics at Makerere University, College of Engineering, Design Art and Technology. He brings vast experience and knowledge in the areas of Model Based design and Mathematical optimizations mainly focused on Vehicle Power trains and Power electronics. Apart from his research as innovation interests at KMC, he is engaged in other entrepreneur undertakings. He is a founding member and director at Kisaali Foods (U), a company engaged in processing and packaging of food products and co-founder of Power-Corp Energy Solutions.