Embassy Staff

H.E. Dr. Sheikh Rashid Yahya Ssemuddu


Head of Mission and Permanent Representative to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

Dr. Rashid Yahya Ssemuddu has been the Head of Mission in Riyadh since June 2013 after being appointed to this position by H.E the President of Uganda. He previously served as the H.E the Presidents envoy for Investment and Trade to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Arab Countries.

Dr. Rashid is a respected scholar, cleric and leader in the Islamic community of Uganda and has previously served as Head of Uganda Hajj Commission and convener of the Uganda Muslim Leaders Conference, a forum that brings together all district Khaddis and Immams. He is also involved in NGO work through Madinah International Development Agency (MIDA) which he has served as Director General since 2001.

Dr. Rashid holds a PhD, MA and B.A Degrees in Islamic Law from the Islamic University in Madinah. He is married with 7 children.