Mariam Mboowa replaces Mugerwa as Tullow oil MD

Jimmy Mugerwa

By Kagenyi Lukka

Mariam Nampeera Mboowa is the new Managing Director of Tullow Oil Uganda replacing Jimmy D. Mugerwa.

Mugerwa who is headed to the UK office for a senior director job, according to reports.

Mugerwa has allegedly been plagued by allegations of abuse of office, money laundering and fraud, all which could not independently verify.

According to reports, President Museveni recently dismissed Mugerwa from a State House meeting over similar accusations.

Mugerwa has been responsible for the delivery of Tullow’s Uganda work programme and the forthcoming Lake Albert Basin Development Plan together with the Government of Uganda and Tullow’s partners, CNOOC and Total.

He previously worked with Shell as Manager of Sales & Operations and Shell’s Kenya Country Chairman, a position he held since 2009. 

Jimmy Mugerwa is also the current board chairman of DFCU whose dealings with Bank of Uganda were heavily questioned by Parliament of Uganda having transferred properties to his names fraudulently.

Mugerwa, is a Senior Executive with over 25 years of Oil industry experience across Government relations, Sales, Operations and Marketing.

He worked and lived in several African countries, the Netherlands and UK, has led key business initiatives, resulting in increased profitability, greater market penetration and improved performance.

He was the Chairman Board of Directors DFCU bank, Non-Executive Director -East African Breweries Ltd (part of Diageo Plc), Chairman Technical working Group for Oil & Gas sector, Presidential Investor Round Table(PIRT V), Past Chairman of the Managing committee for Starehe Boys centre(2010-2018), Past Chairman, Kenya Oil Industry Supply coordination committee (2009-2012), Past Director of Petroleum institute of East Africa(2009-2012) and Held directorship of Several Boards for Shell companies across East Africa

Mariam Mboowa

His replacement Mariam Mboowa is a female Ugandan oil and gas lawyer and a Makerere University graduate.

Mariam Mboowa

She has a wealth of over 24 years in upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas- gained from largely Shell and Tullow Oil.

She has served as the General Counsel-East Africa at Tullow Oil and served as director clicking 6 years at the firm this year.

She was the Regional General Counsel-Uganda, responsible for and focal point for all business, regulatory and compliance legal advice and operational policy advice on a range of complex issues arising across the operations and/or joint venture activities of Tullow entities in Uganda.

She was also the Legal Counsel-Shell International Exploration and Production BV and legal officer of Uganda Petroleum Company Limited (Formerly Mobil Oil Uganda).



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