Proscovia Nabbanja

CEO, Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC)

Proscovia Nabbanja is currently serving as the CEO of the Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC). With over 23 years of experience, she has played pivotal roles in shaping Uganda’s petroleum sector and positioning the country as a critical player in the global energy landscape. 

Her expertise as a former Head of the Technical Division in the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development allowed her to influence significant projects and lead critical reviews of field development plans. One of her most remarkable achievements was steering UNOC through crucial negotiations of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), securing agreements that solidified Uganda’s position in the regional energy sector. Under her guidance, the Upstream and EACOP Projects reached the Final Investment Decision, marking significant milestones in Uganda’s petroleum industry, driven by her strategic decisions and ability to secure essential investments and partnerships. 

Proscovia’s commitment to exploration and unlocking Uganda’s natural resources is evident in her acquisition of an exploration license over the Kasuruban Contract Area during the Second licensing round. Her unwavering determination to capitalise on Uganda’s oil and gas potential contributes to the country’s energy security and economic development. Proscovia continues demonstrating her dedication to Uganda’s petroleum industry’s growth and sustainable development as the visionary leader at the helm of the Uganda National Oil Company. Her strategic decisions and impactful initiatives have positioned her as an influential figure in the country and the broader global energy landscape.