UMEME Leadership Team  

Mr Selestino Babungi
Managing Director

Mr Babungi was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company in March 2015 and as the new Managing Director of the Company with effect from the 1st day of April, 2015.

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 sector.

Chief Financial Officer


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.

photo Phil Ball
Chief Safety Officer

Phil is responsible for Umeme's public safety programs across the country. Phil has over 25 years experience in construction engineering and electrical distribution safety and quality management.
Phil has a MSc in Occupational Safety and Health and is a Chartered Fellow of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.

photo 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.

photo 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.

photo Aidan Byrne
Head of Customer Service

Aidan is responsible for Customer Relationship Management and business process optimization at Umeme. Prior to joining Umeme, Aidan spent 38 years with Electricity Supply Board Ireland in a variety of roles focused on Customer Billing and Payments, Customer Relationship Management and Business Process Optimization.
Aidan has a B.A Economics from University College, Dublin

photo Henry Rugamba
Head of Communications

A seasoned Public Relations practitioner, Henry spent 10 years with British American Tobacco Uganda in marketing and corporate affairs roles before going into private PR consultancy operating in Rwanda and Uganda where he consulted for MTN Uganda, MTN Rwanda, PwC, IFC, The World Bank and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.

George van der Merwe
General Manager (Capital and Contracts Division)

George has some 44 years of international experience in Transmission and Distribution electrical utilities. He spent most of his working career with Eskom (South Africa) where he held various senior management positions. He was also involved in the formative years of Umeme as CTO from 2004 to 2006.
George is registered as Professional Engineer with ECSA, is a Fellow member of SAIEE and he holds a B.Sc. (Hons) (University of Pretoria), the Advanced Executive Management Programme (Unisa), Project Management Diploma (Unisa) and Government Competency Certificates for both Electrical and Mechanical Engineer.

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.
Josepha is an active member of the Training committee of the Institute ofInternal Auditors (Uganda Chapter).