Proscovia Nabbanja (Ms) is the first substantive Chairperson of UPIK Governing Council. She is seasoned geologist and corporate executive, who serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Uganda National Oil Company, since 1 October 2019.From 15 August 2019 until 1 October 2019, she served as the Acting CEO at the company.

Previously, between November 2016 and August 2019, she served as the Chief Operating Officer (Upstream) of the Uganda National Oil Company. Prior to that, she served as a Senior Geologist at the Petroleum Exploration and Production Department (PEPD), in the Uganda Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, the first woman to hold that position.

Proscovia bring with her a rich experience to offer strategic direction for the Institute.

1 Proscovia Nabbanja (Ms.) Chief Executive Officer, Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC). Two (2) persons having made personal contributions to the development of the Industry
2 Dozith Abeinomugisha (Mr.) Director, Petroleum Refilling, Conversion, Transportation and Storage, Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Eric Olanya (Mr.)


Country Director, Department of International Trade, British High Commission, Kampala Representative of the relevant Professional Body (Society of
Petroleum Engineers).
4 John Pakony Ochira (Mr.) Assistant Commissioner, University
Education and Training at the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES).
Representative of the Ministry responsible for Higher Education
5 Honey Malinga (Mr.) Ag. Director, Directorate of Petroleum at the Ministry of Energy
and Mineral Development (MEMD).
Representative of the Ministry responsible for the field of study undertaken by the Tertiary Institution
6 Irene Atimango (Ms.) Cameron Field Specialist at Schlumberger SMC Uganda Limited Representative of the Institute Alumni
7 Bernard Ongodia (Mr.) Principal UPIK Management
8 Vacant Deputy Principal – UPIK Management
9  James Bagaya (Mr.) Representative – UPIK  None Academic Staff
10 Winnie Akello  Rovinah (Ms.) Female Representative – UPIK Academic Staff
11 Oscar K. Muhumuza (Mr.) Lecturer/Public Relations Officer Academic Staff
12 Ampaire Enock (Mr.) Guild President, UPIK Three (3) representatives of the Students’ Association
13 Ntalo Alfred Ronald (Mr.) Guild Speaker, UPIK
14 Chebet Abigail  (Ms.) Women Affairs Minister.
15 Edith Aliguma Adyeri (Hon.) L.C.V Chairperson, Kiryandongo
Representative of the Host District
16 Shifra Kajugiira Nankunda (Ms.) Training and Development Assistant Manager, China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) Representative of Joint Venture Partners/Oil Companies
17 Simon Echegu (Mr.) Lecturer, Department of Geology and
Petroleum Studies at Makerere
Representative of Public Universities.