Senior Management


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).

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.

Blessing Nshaho

Chief Corporate & Regulatory Officer

Blessing’s career spans over 16 years, having served in different positions at Ernst & Young (EY), a Big 4 accounting firm, in addition to numerous assignments as the CEO of Asset Business Solutions. At EY, he served as the Executive Director responsible for Advisory Services and Business Development in Uganda. In addition, he was the Associate Director global Markets Technology Enablement, EY Global, in London for 3 years. Blessing has previously served Umeme as a consultant in a number of transformation projects. 

 He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK, a member of the institute of Asset Management UK (IAM) and holds a Bachelor of Science in Statistics and Psychology (MUK).

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).

Roger Bentley

Chief Information Officer

Roger holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Software Engineering and Geography from the University of South Africa and certificates in Strategic Management and Leadership from various academic institutions. His 25 years’ in ICT spans the Utilities, Financial Services and Mining industries and he is fortunate to have had the opportunity to gain international exposure while working in Canada, Saudi Arabia and South Africa.

He has significant experience in implementing and delivering SAP functionality in support of business processes in addition to a proven track record in IT Operations, Project, and Business Continuity Management.

Ruth Doreen Mutebe

Head of Internal Audit

Ruth Doreen has over 14 years’ vast experience in senior leadership in commercial and microfinance Banking, Internal Auditing, External Auditing, financial management, training, general business administration and Board Governance. She serves as the Vice President of the Institute of Internal Auditors Uganda as well as Vice President of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants Uganda.

She’s a re-known speaker on aspects of Internal Auditing, Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Quality Assurance, Financial Management among others at Workshops and Conferences in Africa and beyond. Ruth Doreen is also a writer in the National media in Uganda, graduate of Advanced Leadership from The Wharton School of Executive Education (USA) & Creative Metier (England), and a trainer certified by the Institute of Internal Auditors – Florida, USA.

Ruth Doreen loves people and considers Audit as a Strategic Alliance/ Partnership towards achievement of Corporate Strategy.

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.

Fred Mwita Machage

Head of Human Resource

Fred Mwita Machage Joined Umeme in September 2018.

He is a results driven corporate strategist who possesses a unique “cross-over” profile. He has worked in various industries such as FMCG, Mining, Healthcare, Banking, ICT, and Telecommunications with over 20 years of hands on experience in large multinationals.

Fred holds a PhD in Management and Human Resources from Washington University and has been working at the heart of the digital transformation shaping employee and consumer behavior. His assimilation of the latest thinking in global business best practices, coupled with a broad and deep regional cultural understanding has enabled him to hone the skills, behaviors and attitude necessary to effectuate strategic organizational change.

Patrice Namisano

Head of Supply Chain

Patrice joined Umeme during the year as part of our overall strategy to revamp the entire Supply Chain Management system to ensure efficient and timely availability of materials for business operations, drive value for money in our procurements and increased transparency in supply chain processes.

His leadership experience in Supply Chain spans over 20 years, across 43 countries in Telecommunications and FMGC industries. He has been the Supply Chain Director – Operations Airtel Africa.

Previously he served as Supply Chain Director Airtel Uganda, Regional Account Manager (Africa & Middle East) BAT, Area Logistics Manager (Sub-Saharan Africa) BAT and other management roles at BAT.

Patrice has the following academic accomplishments: Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (CIPS),
MSc. Logistics & Transportation, PGD – Purchasing & Supplies and a BA (Hons) Economics and Political Science.