Tullow Oil Boss Karuhanga Retires

Tullow Uganda Operations PTY Limited (TUOP) has announced that Dr. Elly Karuhanga will retire from his position as President, Tullow Uganda, and Director Tullow Uganda PTY Limited, with effect from 31st December 2013.

OilHis retirement follows seven years as President of Tullow Uganda having joined the company from Hardman Resources.

Dr. Karuhanga has been an important adviser both to senior staff within Tullow Uganda and the wider Tullow Group. Dr. Karuhanga will not be replaced as President and Jimmy D. Mugerwa, General Manager of Tullow Uganda, will assume Mr. Karuhanga’s responsibilities.

“I would like to thank Elly Karuhanga for his exceptional hard work with Tullow over the past seven years,” Aidan Heavey, Chief Executive and Founder of Tullow Oil plc, said.

“He has been a vital figure within Tullow Uganda as we successfully explored the Lake Albert Rift Basin and completed our farm-down to Total and CNOOC. I have benefited greatly from his wise counsel and carefully considered advice and he will remain a firm friend to Tullow in Uganda,” he added

“As Tullow Uganda moves into the development phase, Jimmy Mugerwa and his team will take the lead in working with the Government and People of Uganda as we seek to implement our ambitious plans for Uganda’s oil and gas resources.”

“It has been an honour to have worked for Tullow during the pioneering phase of its work in Uganda. I will always be grateful to Tullow for giving me the opportunity to learn about and to serve in Uganda’s nascent oil sector,” Dr Karuhanga told Red Pepper Online edition on his retirement.

“Tullow has the highest ethical standards and a true commitment to creating shared prosperity for all. I wish the management and staff of Tullow success in their work across Africa and beyond in the years to come.”

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