The Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) board of directors on 13 August named Proscovia Nabbanja as acting chief executive to replace Josephine Wapakabulo, who has resigned from the post. Nabbanja, a geologist by training, has been UNOC chief operating officer upstream for the last three years. Before that she was a principal geologist in the Petroleum Exploration & Production Department within the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development. Wapakabulo said in her resignation letter she wanted to focus on her family and new opportunities.