Wapakhabulo’s daughter appointed oil firm boss

Dr Josephine Wapakhabulo

Dr Josephine Wapakhabulo

Dr Josephine Kasalamwa Wapakhabulo, the daughter of the late speaker of Parliament James Wapakhabulo has been appointed the first Chief Executive officer of Ugandan National Oil Company (NOC), beating three other applicants for the job.

Dr Wapakhabulo’s appointment was announced yesterday by the oil Company board chairman Emmanuel Katongole.

The other applicants she beat are Dozith Abeinomugisha, Assistant commissioner in the petroleum directorate, Abdul Byakagaba, formerly with government’s Petroleum Exploration and Production Department (PEPD) and currently employed by Tullow Oil, and Assistant Commissioner for Pipelines Development in the Petroleum Directorate John Bosco Habomugisha.

According to Katongole, her appointment takes effect August 1, 2016.

Katongole further said: “Dr Wapakhabulo will lead the set-up of the Noc and manage its transformation into world class oil and Gas Company as the country prepares for commercial oil production.”

She holds a Global Executive MBA from INSEAD business school from France, a PhD in Information Science, a Masters in Information Technology and a Bachelors Degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the Loughborough University in the UK.


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