UMEME
UMEME Board of Directors  


photo Patrick Bitature

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 Uganda.

Mr. Bitature is a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, UK

photo Charles Chapman

Mr. Chapman joined Umeme in 2009 as Chief Operating Officer and was appointed as Managing Director in the same year.
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.

photo 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.





photo Adrian Mucalov

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 in Canada.

photo Hon. Gerald Majera Ssendaula

Hon. Gerald Majera Ssendaula joined the Board of Directors of Umeme Limited as a non-executive director with effect from 14th November 2013.

Hon. Ssendaula is the Chairman of Private Sector Foundation Uganda and Uganda Revenue Authority and is the Special Presidential Advisor on Finance. He is also a retired Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister, who held the portfolios of Energy and Finance.