A section of Mwenge Tea Estate


All McLeod Russel Uganda tea estates are Rainforest Alliance certified.

Our People

McLeod Russel directly directly employs around 6,000 people in over seven locations. The Company aims to be a good corporate citizen by using best practices, supporting local communities, creating true benefit to our stakeholders and providing all employees an enjoyable, successful and safe working environment. MRUL is committed to hiring passionate individuals who will join us in our success story. Our team is a perfect blend of young and able graduates and professionals with many years of experience.

Management Trainees: Every year we recruit a small, select and gifted team of Management Trainees for our tea estates. We spend time and resources on training the new Trainees who come from all backgrounds. Career advancement is carefully monitored by us as we expect each of them to one day manage one of the Company's internationally renowned tea estates, with direct responsibility for the estates' success and the welfare of the families and communities associated with it.

Experienced Professionals: We help turn skilled professionals into leaders in their respective field. McLeod Russel's aim is to develop an effective manager by cultivating knowledge, entrepreneurship and imagination. We truly think it is these values that have made McLeod Russel one the best-managed tea companies in the world.

Some Facts and Figures
Tea Figures
Number of Estates 6
Total Tea Production  20 million kgs
% of Ugandan Tea 29%
Total Employees 6,000
Area under Tea 3,600+ ha
Eucalyptus 1,300+ ha
Natural Forest  1,800+ ha


Nursery watering

Watering seedlings at an estate nursery