Serufusa Sekidde

Health | Uganda

2015 New Voices Fellow


Serufusa is a Ugandan medical doctor and an award-winning music rapper. He is currently Chief of Staff at ViiV Healthcare, pharmaceutical company GSK’s specialist HIV business – and based in London, UK.

Since 2015, he has been a Senior Fellow at the Aspen New Voices Fellowship. Through that he has advocated for social change and equity – including racial and ethnic diversity – via appearances on TV channels such as CNBC and CNN; written op-eds for the Guardian, Project Syndicate, and numerous other media outlets; and spoken at high-profile events internationally in universities and forums such as Oxford University, London School of Economics, Harvard University etc and the Aspen Ideas Festival. He is a frequently quoted thought-leader on how to advance social equity and justice.

He is an award-winning rapper. His album of socially conscious music “The Solutionary Manifesto” won Gold Medal at the 2020 Global Music Awards and individual songs have won accolades in the UK and USA. For his services to music, medicine and inclusion and diversity for Ugandans in the diaspora, Uganda’s biggest daily newspaper – The New Vision – voted him Top 40 Under 40 in 2020.

For his work in driving diversity, equity, and inclusion in corporate settings – including as co-lead for GSK’s EMBRACE employee resource group, he was named on Yahoo Finance’s Empower Role Model List and Finalist in the 2022 UK Black Talent Awards.

He has been a management consultant previously, winning Britain’s Young Consultant of the Year in 2015 for his work supporting both governments and private equity in Africa and Asia on their access to medicines strategies, healthcare business development and development of effective partnerships.

In 2020, Serufusa was selected as a BMW Foundation Responsible Leader for his work in progressing the United Nations 2030 agenda.