KAMPALA – Ms Proscovia Nabbanja has been appointed acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC), replacing Dr. Josephine Wapakabulo who resigned from the position.
Ms Nabbanja, 41, has been serving as the Chief Operating Officer – Upstream at UNOC for the last three years.
Mr Ibrahim Kasita, the UNOC spokesperson, confirmed the appointment on Monday evening. “The Board has announced Ms Proscovia Nabbanja as our new acting Chief Executive officer (CEO),” he said.
She previously served as a Senior Geologist at the Petroleum Exploration and Production Department (PEPD) in the Uganda Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology and Chemistry, a Master of Science in Petroleum Geoscience, from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, in London, United Kingdom and a Master of Business Administration awarded by the Imperial College Business School.
The mother of three children officially takes over the new role on August 13, 2019 when Dr Wapakabulo officially hands over office. Ms Nabbanja has also served in a number of inter-ministerial committees and also worked on a number of Donor funded programs such as Oil for Development and USAID.
UNOC’s role is to handle the Uganda government’s commercial interests in the petroleum sector and to ensure that the resource is exploited in a sustainable manner. UNOC also aims at increasing participation of Ugandans in the oil and gas sector through employment and provision of goods and services.