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Profiles: Who Is Who In Uganda Airlines’ Newly Inaugurated Board Of Directors

The new board members of Uganda Airlines in a group photo

The new Board of Directors of Uganda Airlines Company Limited has been inaugurated. The inauguration happened this morning at Hotel Africana in Kampala

The board members that include Priscilla Mirembe Serukka (Chairperson), Samson Rwahwire, Herbert Kamuntu, Patrick Ocailap, Barbara Namugambe, Abdi Karim Moding, and Ebrahim Kisoro Sadrudin took oath of allegiance, pledging to serve Uganda’s national carrier with effectively and efficiently.

The new board which was approved by Cabinet last month replaces that of Perez Ahabwe that was terminated in May 2021 by President Yoweri Museveni following corruption allegations, mismanagement and in-fights.

State Minister for Finance Henry Musasizi warned the new team against overstepping their mandate but rather focus more on effective management with the aim of making a profit for the national flag carrier.

Meanwhile, Gen Edward Katumba Wamala, the Works and Transport Minister implored the new board to ensure the sustainability of the Airline through compliance, and strategic business expansion plans in both short and long-range aircraft.

In her maiden speech, Priscilla Mirembe Serukka, the Chairperson of the new board pledged to guide the Airline in fulfilling its corporate mission, translate its vision into reality, give strategic direction to management and protect the company assets through transparency and accountability.

Below are the profiles of the new board members of Uganda Airlines;

Priscilla Mirembe Serukka

Mirembe is the Managing Director at Kairos Consult Limited, a company known to skill business innovation and leadership. She is an accomplished senior-level NGO sector management expert in good corporate governance ND  will lead the team for a three-year-long tenancy. She’s an alumnus of Gayaza High School (1977-1983), holds a degree in Agriculture Economics from Makerere University and Masters in Management Studies from Uganda Management Institute.

Samson Rwahwire

He is an associate professor at Busitema University. His background is in aviation having served in the Eagle Air as aircraft maintenance engineer.

Herbert Kamuntu

Kamutu is the Managing Director at Kachain Logistics Limited. The company is into distribution and consultancy. He is an aeronautical engineer with 30 years of experience.

Patrick Ocailap

Ocailap is a senior official at the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development. He is also the deputy Secretary to the Treasury.

Barbara Namugambe

Namugembe is the Undersecretary, Ministry of Works and Transport.

Abdi Karim Moding

Moding is the former Country Manager, SITA. SITA is the IT provider for the air transport industry, delivering solutions for airlines, airports, aircraft and governments and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

Ebrahim Kisoro Sadrudin

Kisoro is a flight Captain but is now retired after 45 years of flying.

3 thoughts on “Profiles: Who Is Who In Uganda Airlines’ Newly Inaugurated Board Of Directors

  1. It’s high time Uganda looked for Aviators not friends and relatives, order from above. Trust me the new board has professional people to secure the funds and future of Uganda now looks bright for someone on international standards and excepted by international community. I wish the new board and management the best.

  2. Bernard Wandera

    Cong’s to the new board. I sincerely hope and pray they succeed. Unfortunately it takes more than the proverbial wing and prayer to run an airline. This was the worst possible time to start an airline but with hardnosed business decisions it can work out. For a start please change the style of the logo. It reminds everybody of the Rome crash.

  3. Akampurira Justus


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