Ziria Tibalwa Waako, Chief Executive Officer, Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), Uganda

Ziria is a registered engineer with the Uganda Institute of Professional Engineers and the National Engineers Registration Board, as well as a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) of New York. She possesses 23 years of work experience in Uganda’s electricity sector, eight of which were in senior management positions. Prior to her current appointment, Ziria was the Director of the Technical Regulation Department at ERA.

Ziria prides herself in the development of various national and development partner-funded projects both at national and regional level, from sourcing of financing, appraisal feasibility studies and construction.

She holds an MSc and BSc in Electrical Engineering from Makerere University, and a Master of Business Administration in Leadership from Walden University, USA.

Ziria is a panellist at the fourth annual Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting, which will be held in London on 15-16 November.