Dr. Josephine Wapakabulo
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Josephine Wapakabulo is an accomplished CEO and award-winning innovator, bringing over 20 years of corporate, entrepreneurial, and board experience to Downforce Technologies.
Before joining Downforce Technologies, she served as the first CEO of Uganda's National Oil Company, spearheading the organisation’s growth to a 90-person team. Her experience also includes founding TIG Africa, a consultancy firm designed to help investors and entrepreneurs launch and build companies that foster sustainable development across Africa, and serving as Quality Executive and Chief of Quality and Continuous Improvement for Rolls-Royce.
Josephine is an electrical engineer with a PhD in data standards and an executive MBA from INSEAD. She is currently an Advisory Board Member of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum and was previously a Teaching Fellow at the University of Western Australia.
She was the winner three years in a row of the best National Oil Company (NOC) presentation at the yearly Africa Oil and Gas Forum, and won the Rolls-Royce Research and Development Director's 2007 Team Creativity Award for Technical Innovation.
Josephine is passionate about big data and technology’s potential to foster sustainable development through nature-based solutions, while still creating positive returns for stakeholders and landowners.Back To About Us