By Our Reporter
The Uganda Refinery Holding Company Limited (URHC), a subsidiary of Uganda’s National Oil Company has recruited its first General Manager. Dr. Michael Nkambo Mugerwa, a Chemical Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the oil refining industry will be tasked with leading the structuring and development of the first oil refinery in Uganda.
He holds a PhD, Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering all obtained from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. Mugerwa has vast experience in process engineering, project management, project controls, risk management and oil refinery technologies, among others. He has managed Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) aspects of large capital refining projects while working for TECHNIP (USA), a leading EPC contractor for the oil, gas and petrochemical industries.
He will be tasked with leading the structuring and development of the first oil refinery in Uganda. Mugerwa has built competencies in technology, business and innovation and has experience in start-ups in the oil and gas sector.
Nyambura is a senior journalist based in Kampala