Dr. Josephine Wapakapulo successfully served as inaugural CEO of Uganda’s National Oil Company (UNOC) where she spearheaded the commercial aspirations of Ugandas nascent Oil & Gas sector securing over USD$ 20 billion in projects with regional and global partners.
Under her leadership UNOC put in place policies and agreements that aligned to the IFC environmental and social risk standards, in addition to ensuring local participation and community development throughout Uganda’s petroleum value chain.
An electrical engineer with a PhD in data science and executive MBA from INSEAD, she spent eight years at Rolls-Royce plc where she was an award-winning innovator and published a book on the strategic importance of data for international organizations.
Building on over 20 years’ corporate, entrepreneurial and board experience, Dr. Wapakabulo, through her strategic advisory firm TIG Africa, works with investors and entrepreneurs to launch and build companies across Africa that foster sustainable development, while still creating positive returns, with particular focus on the Energy and Technology sectors. She is also an Adjunct Teaching Fellow at the University of Western Australia, holds several Board positions, and is an Advisory Board Member of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum.