Senior Management

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Selestino Babungi

Managing Director

Selestino has previously served as Umeme’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), where he has been responsible for driving the Company’s business and financial strategy, leading to the overall growth in Umeme’s financial performance over the years. Prior to his appointment as CFO, Selestino served in Operations as a Regional Manager and Credit Control Manager, gaining a deep understanding of the Electricity distribution business and sector as a whole. Selestino has also worked with Ernst & Young Uganda, providing audit and advisory services to clients in the private and public sector. .

He is a graduate of Statistics, a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (UK)(FCCA) and a Certified Public Accountant – Uganda (CPA).

Sam Zimbe

Deputy Managing Director

Mr. Sam Zimbe was appointed as an Executive Director of the company in November 2014. Mr. Zimbe has served the Company for a significant period of time right from inception and served in the executive capacity as the General Manager Regulatory and Corporate Affairs and currently as the Deputy Managing Director. Sam is a qualified professional accountant with a Master’s degree in Finance and Investment and has more than 20 years’ experience in strategic senior management roles in Uganda, UK and the Caribbean, mostly in the electricity sector. Prior to joining Umeme, Sam managed the Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited (UEDCL) for two years following the unbundling of the electricity.

Florence Nsubuga

Chief Operations Officer

Was appointed a Director (Executive) of the Company with effect from the 13th day of March, 2015 Florence is Umeme’s Chief Operations Officer and a key member of the senior management team. She has a wealth of experience in the operations of the Company. Florence holds a Master’s degree in Economic Policy and Planning.

Simbiso Chimbima

Chief Technical Officer

Simbiso is an electrical engineer and an MBA holder. Simbiso brings to Umeme 20 years experience in the electricity supply industry across Southern Africa including overseeing the pre-payment metering installation project in Zimbabwe as General Manager of Zimbabwe Electricity Distribution Company.

Almero Grey

Acting General Manager Capital and Contracts Division

Almero is an experienced engineer in the utility management environment with a passion to improve the operational processes and affecting efficient solutions. His experiences include project and programme management, the establishment of a project management unit, water and energy losses management, material management, engineering solutions in distribution, Utility business analysis and general utility management issues. In Umeme he participated in the establishment of the Capital & Contracts Division where he defined the strategic project life cycle model for implementation, defined the processes aligned with the PLCM and organizational structures to support the strategic direction. He also set in motion the standardization of documentation, control measures and quality assurance throughout the PLCM.

Marie Nassiwa Martin

Chief Finance Officer

Marie is a qualified accountant with over 10 years of experience, working with British Aerospace Systems Ltd (BAE), Shell Finance Operations and Morgan Stanley in the UK. Before her current appointment as CFO, she was the Finance Manager (Accounting) at Umeme. Marie holds a BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance (1st Class Honors) – The University of Greenwich, London Marie is a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (UK) and a Certified Public Accountant (Uganda).

Eamonn Furniss

Chief Information Officer

Eamonn Furniss is the Chief Information Officer at UMEME Ltd.

Eamonn holds an MBA, MA and Bsc in financial information systems from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He is an accomplished Business and ICT professional with significant international experience with leading consultancies (IBM, EDS, and Accenture) in Europe, (PARC, and Globeleq) in the Middle East and Africa. He has extensive experience in International IT Projects, IT Management, Tendering, Bid evaluation, Implementation, Project Management, and Business Continuity.

Josepha Tibenderana Ndamira

Head of Internal Audit

Josepha Tibenderana Ndamira B Comm (Accounting), CIA, FCCA, CPA (U), MBA is an experienced internal audit practitioner with over 10 years experience in external and internal audit. .

She holds an MBA from Edinburgh Business School (Heriot-Watt University-UK), she is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA); a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (UK); a Certified Public Accountant (Uganda) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from Makerere University.

Prior to joining UMEME, she worked with Ernst & Young (Uganda), Barclays Bank, Uganda Telecom and Baylor College of Medicine.

Patrick Ngolobe

Head of Human Resources

Patrick previously worked with Uganda Revenue Authority, MTN, and Uganda Breweries Limited (a subsidiary of Diageo). Patrick holds a Post graduate diploma in Human Resources management and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. He is also a member of the Human Resources Managers’ Association of Uganda, incharge of professional Development.

Sandorlyle Walusimbi

Head of Communications & Marketing

Sandor holds a BA (Hons) in Economics from University of London, England. He has extensive experience in marketing and corporate communications having worked with DIAGEO’s East African Breweries (Uganda) where he rose to different positions as a Brand Manager, Innovations Manager & Marketing Manager.

He was later relocated to EABL Kenya as marketing manager and further promoted to Corporate Relations Director, Uganda Breweries thereafter.

Prior to joining UMEME, he worked at Airtel Uganda as Head of Public Relations.

Agnes Nalwanga

Head of Customer Services

She has a working experience of 20 years within the Ugandan Electricity sector, and 12 of these years have been with Umeme Limited. She has worked in various Managerial roles as; Area Manager, Retail Services Manager and Regional Manager.

She holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce (Marketing), a Masters Degree in Economic Policy and Management from Makerere University Kampala; and a Master Degree in Business Administration from Assam Don Bosco University India.