Lilly Ajarova has been appointed as the chief executive officer of the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB).
She was announced by the State Minister for Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Kiwanda Godfrey Ssubi on Thursday.
Ajarova previously served as the executive director of the Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust. She replaces Stephen Asiimwe.
Ajarova is a conservationist with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Sciences at Makerere University.
Ajarova worked as a tourism product manager at Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) where she spearheaded the development and marketing of tourism products in Uganda’s national parks.
She is the recipient of the prestigious National Golden Jubilee Award 2015, Tourism Excellence Award 2017 and Wildlife Conservation Award 2017
Last year, she was selected among Africa’s top travel 100 women as a leader, pioneer and innovator.
Ochieng Bradford, the Director Corporate Affairs at Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority, was appointed UTB deputy chief executive officer, replacing John Ssempebwa.
He has been the Director Corporate Affairs at the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority
He is a Makerere University trained economist.
He had a stint with Uganda Investment Authority, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development.