With keen insights and a winning sense of diplomacy, fine-tuned over the course of his five-year run in foreign affairs, Bob Onghetich is a go-to adviser for clients navigating corporate governance matters and commercial interests.
Bob got his start as a diplomat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kampala, Uganda. He served from 2011 to 2016, notably advising the foreign affairs minister on international trade and economic cooperation as well as the implementation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and U.N. Security Council sanctions on individuals and businesses. He negotiated bilateral agreements between the Ugandan government and foreign governments, in addition to managing commercial and employment litigation, both foreign and domestic, on behalf of the ministry. He also represented Uganda in negotiations for the Paris Agreement and the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement.