Executive Committee

Executive Director

Dr Hatwib Mugasa has over 15 years of professional experience in the field of telecommunication and innovation research.

He holds a Doctorate in Computational Analysis and Modeling, an interdisciplinary degree in Computational Mathematics, Data Science and Statistics. He also holds two (2) Masters of Science Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science.

He has been working as a Researcher, teaching assistant at the Data Mining and Research Lab at Louisiana Tech University in the USA. His research interest and affiliated publications have been related to development, implementation, and evaluation of computational models and tools in Biomedical Informatics, Machine Learning and Cyber Security. Prior to that, he worked at MTN Uganda’s IT Department as a Senior System support analyst and Manager Mobile Money systems, Software Developer at the Faculty of Computing and IT, Makerere University, and Sales Administrator at Premier Packaging Uganda Limited.

Director

ARNOLD MANGENI -DIRECTOR INFORMATION SECURITY

Arnold is a results-oriented information security professional with vast experience of planning, coordinating, implementing and assuring national information security programmes. He has first-rate knowledge of Uganda’s strategic information security agenda having recently coordinated a Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) Expert Mission to develop a holistic National Cyber Security Strategy.

Academically, he holds a MSc in Information Systems from Makerere University, a Diploma in Cybersecurity and ICT Policy from the United States Telecommunications Training Centre, Washington, DC, USA, and a BSc Computer Science and Mathematics from Makerere University. Professionally, he is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Ethical Hacker on top holding several CISCO, UNIX, and Microsoft Certifications since 2006.

He has served NITA-U in a number of roles including as Information Security Operations Manager where he managed the project initiation and fieldwork phases of the National Information Security Framework (NISF) project and ensured that the Consultant understood and captured the views of stakeholders across MDAs, the wider public sector and the supply chain. He also developed and delivered an information security education and awareness programme that has so far benefitted a number of Government of Uganda Ministries, Departments, Agencies and private sector organisations.

He advised the National Information Security Advisory Group (NISAG) during the development of the draft National Information Risk Register (NIRR) a tool essential to mitigating risks to Critical National Infrastructure. He has hands-on cyber incident response expertise having recovered a number of systems and services from exploits by hacktivists and extremists.

June 2011 to June 2014, he was directly responsible for the management of the National Data Centre, a critical national information infrastructure platform hosting secure messaging and collaboration eGovernment systems. He created and supervised the implementation of security controls around the National Security Information System (National ID Project).

He has previously served at the Ministry of Local Government, National Social Security Fund (NSSF) and Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development in various capacities between January 2005 and June 2011.
 

A Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA), a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert- Private Cloud (MCSE).



She holds a Bachelor of Computer Applications and is finalizing her Masters in Management of Information Systems.



Ms Ddambya is a member of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium ((ISC) ²)



Previously she worked as Network Manager at NSSF, external Network design and implementing consultant for the Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS) of the ministry of Finance and the Integrated Resource Management Information Systems for the Ministry of Defense.



To-date,Ms Ddambya is responsible for providing technical support and guidance on all matters related to ICT infrastructure, systems and services within Government.

REGINA R KIMERA - DIRECTOR FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Regina Kimera is the Director, Finance and Administration overseeing the Procurement, Finance, HR and Administration functions.

Regina is a qualified Accountant with over 10 years’ experience in Finance, Audit and Tax consultancy covering various sectors within and outside Uganda . 

She served as an Associate Director Finance at Ernst & Young where she was in charge of Finance, IT, HR, Procurement and Administration within the East African Region.  Prior to that, she served as a Finance Manager and Auditor in the same organisation.

Stella has been a practising advocate for over 22 years with experience in a number of areas the bulk of which is on policy and regulatory matters in the Public Sector. She is currently the Director, Regulation and Legal Services, National Information Technology Authority, Uganda (NITA-U).

Among other duties, she is in charge of developing laws to support the IT sector including laws related to cyber security in Uganda and the enforcement /compliance with the said laws.

As a member of the executive of NITA–U, she also participants in decision making on policies/strategies developed in the ICT sector. In her work with NITA-U, she has led teams in the development of laws, legal instruments /regulations to support the ICT sector with a focus on the development of e Government in Uganda. She also provides legal input for various ICT sector policies and strategies. 

She regularly provides training and speaks at conferences on matters related to ICT related laws and legal issues in the Information Technology field.

Before her current engagement, Stella worked with Messrs Hunter and Greig Advocates and later National Social Security Fund which she served for 10 years in various capacities up to the position of Deputy Corporation Secretary/Ag.Corporation Secretary. During her service there, besides the legal work, she was a member of a number of adhoc and standing committees like Investments Committee, Contracts Committee, Executive Committee, Strategic Planning Group and Staff disciplinary committee among others. As a result of the expansive work done in various areas, she obtained vast experience in the management of legal, policy and regulatory matters in the public sector. She is also very knowledgeable in the area of investments, legal due diligence and pensions.

She has worked with and also held membership of various Boards and has  vast experience in managing board affairs including providing advice to management and the board, corporate governance, provision of corporate secretarial services and managing communication between the Board and Management. 

She is passionate about issues affecting youth and women and believes ICT can address various challenges they face in developing their talents and empower them in various ways. Stella is a Rotarian and uses that as an opportunity to network with various professionals and also utilise her spare time and skills to serve less advantaged people in the community.

Stella is a GIAC Certified Professional: Law of Data Security and Investigations (GLEG). She holds a Master of Laws (LLM) University of London UK; Post graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management, Uganda Management Institute Kampala; Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Dip. LP) – Law Development Centre, Kampala; Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (Hons) Faculty of Law, Makerere University, Kampala and has attended several executive courses through her career. She is an advocate and Commissioner for Oaths and is a member of various professional associations.

Stella is married and has children.