Mr. Bitature has been the chairman of the Board since
September 2007. Mr. Bitature is the founder, Chairman
and CEO of Simba Group of Companies, a conglomerate
spanning telecoms, properties, power generation (Electro-Maxx),
agro-business, mining, tourism and media interests.
Mr. Bitature is the chairman of the Uganda Investment
Authority, member of the Presidential Investors Round
Table and is Honorary Consul, Australian Consulate in
Mr. Bitature is a member of the Institute of Chartered
Secretaries and Administrators, UK
Mr. Chapman joined Umeme in 2009 as Chief Operating
Officer and was appointed as Managing Director in the
Mr. Chapman has been on the Board since May
2009. Prior to joining Umeme, Mr. Chapman worked for
Ireland's leading utility, Electricity Supply Board, as the
head of Customer Supply. Mr. Chapman has extensive
international experience in previous roles as managing
director of Toyota Hellas, regional director of Inchcape plc,
Middle East and previously working for Boots Company plc
and GlaxoSmithKline plc.
Mr. Chapman is a BSc (Management) honours graduate of
Trinity College, Dublin.
Stuart David Michael Grylls
Mr. Grylls joined Actis LLP in 2007 and is currently Actis
LLP's investment partner for Umeme. Mr. Grylls has been
on the Board since 2007. Before joining Actis LLP, Mr. Grylls
worked at Globeleq Ltd (an Actis Infrastructure 2 LP
investee company) for five years, where he was responsible
for business development, mainly in Africa. Previously,
Mr. Grylls was the managing director of Midlands Power
International, and prior thereto, he worked at Covanta,
Mission Energy and BP.
Mr. Grylls is a chartered engineer and holds a Master of
Business Administration from Kingston University and a
Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Bath University.
Mr. Francis joined the Board in December 2009. Mr. Francis
was previously a senior audit partner at Ernst and Young
LLP in London. He is a non-executive director and audit
committee chairman of Optimal Payments Plc. as well as
a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in
England and Wales and the Institute of Chartered Accountants
of New Zealand.
Mr. Francis holds a Bachelor of Business Studies from
Massey University in New Zealand.
Mr. Maamar has been on the Board since July 2009.
Mr. Maamar's experience in power utilities operations,
financing and equity investments in relation to energy and
infrastructure assets began in 1996 with the World Bank
Group and the IFC, before joining the AES Corporation
in 2001 as project director. In 2006 Mr. Maamar was
appointed as chief executive officer of the Office National
de l'Electricite (the Moroccan Integrated Power Utility).
Mr. Maamar holds board directorship positions in various
energy companies, such as eONE, Morocco-based energy
developer focusing on power projects in emerging markets
and Silicon CPV, photovoltaic manufacturing.
Mr. Maamar is an Electrical Engineer and holder a Post
Master Degree in Economics.
Mr. Mucalov joined Actis in 2009 and has worked actively
to support Actis' investment in Umeme since that
time. Adrian's prior experience includes four years as a
management consultant with Monitor Group and Monitor
Corporate Finance, one year as Director of International
Expansion for Endeavor Global, and a variety of engagements
working in Africa, Asia and Europe.
Mr. Mucalov is a C.F.A. charterholder and holds a Master
of Business Administration from Harvard Business
School, a Master of Public Administration (International
Development) from Harvard Kennedy School, and a
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queen's University