Joseph Ariong Odea is a Ugandan businessman, entrepreneur and advocate for private sector development and rural community transformation. He is the chairman of several companies with investments in hotels, logistics, advocacy consultancy, and agriculture. Within 5 years of growth of several small businesses, Joseph established Wash and Wills Country Home in the Eastern town of Mbale initially by transforming his residence into a guest house turned a 3- star hotel as awarded by the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) in 2016. Joseph is currently an ad hoc lobbyist on private sector to Government relations and has been instrumental as an advocate on access to clean energy for rural communities in Uganda. Joseph sits on multiple boards for NGOs working in both education and health, and  is a member of several business associations.