Mr.James Saaka, Executive Director, NITA-U

He holds a BSc and an MSc. in Computer Science from University of Vladimir Polytechnic Institute, (Soviet Union). He became Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) in 2004.

Mr.James Saaka, Executive Director, NITA-U

Mr Saaka has attended numerous training and workshops in IT Management and Strategy, Leadership, Information Security, IT Technology etc.

In August 2010, Mr. Saaka joined the National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U) as Executive Director. He is a member and Secretary to the NITA-U Board.

Mr. Saaka has over 15 years of IT Management, with expertise in Information Security, IT Strategy, and Business Services Management.

He joined NITA-U from Shell International B.V., where he spent 12 years from July 1998 until July 2010.

From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Saaka was the Business Services Manager for IT Strategy & Information Security Compliance for the Shell Group, based in The Hague, the Netherlands.


From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Saaka was the Information Security Manager for Shell operations in Africa, based in Cape Town, South Africa. Under his leadership, for the first time, the entire Shell Africa operations that operated in 27 countries across Africa achieved Information Security compliance to international standards.

From 1998 to 2004, Mr. Saaka was the IT Manager for Shell Uganda / Rwanda.

From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Saaka worked as the Computer Services Manager for Pan World Insurance Co.

Mr. Saaka started his career in Bank of Uganda as a Systems Analyst from 1993 until 1995.