ENG. Ziria Tibalwa Waako is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), a position she assumed on 23rd March 2017. Her position involves providing strategic direction to the ERA Secretariat to ensure that the organization effectively delivers on its mandate efficiently.

She possesses over 30 years of work experience in and vast knowledge of Uganda’s Electricity sub-Sector, 15 of which have been at Senior Management Level. She holds a MSc. and BSc. Electrical Engineering, both from Makerere University, and a Master of Business Administration in Leadership from Walden University, USA.

Eng. Waako 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, United States of America. She was awarded the Excellent Performance Engineers Award by the National Engineers Registration Board at its 50th Anniversary celebrations in 2019. During Eng. Waako’s tenure as Chief Executive, ERA has had various National and International Recognitions and Awards.

In the Regional arena, Eng. Waako is the Chairperson of the Independent Regulatory Board (IRB) of the Eastern African Power Pool (EAPP). She is also the Vice Chairperson of the Executive Council of the Energy Regulators Association of East Africa (EREA).

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA)

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