Management Team

Managing Director: Ntare KARITANYI

Ntare KARITANYI is the Co-Founder of NGUVU Energy Ltd. He is seasoned entrepreneur and work as the Managing Director of HOBUKA Ltd, a Software Engineering Company and a developer of projects in the Energy sector. The Company was incorporated in July 2010. He comes with considerable experience of about 20 years both in Management and Technology. He has previously worked as the Chief Operations Officer of NGALI Holdings Ltd, responsible for the daily operation of the company and its entire majority owned subsidiaries specialized in Energy, ICT and Healthcare. Prior to joining the NGALI team, he was the Director General of EWSA Ltd (Energy, Water and Sanitation) which was the multi-sector state-owned utilities company in Rwanda in charge of supplying electricity, water and sanitation services with a team of 2,200 employees and serving more than 500,000 households. He led the EWSA reform on budget and on schedule in collaboration with policy makers, development partners and employees ‘unions. The outcome of the reform was the unbundling of the multi-utilities company/authority into two separate companies one in charge of Energy REG Ltd and one in charge of Water and Sanitation WASAC Ltd. Both companies are now independent and have their respective Boards of Directors. He also worked in ICT/Telecom Regulation as an Expert for RURA (Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority) and a Software Engineer in Rwanda for E-ICT and in the United States for both the Georgia Department of Human Resources and the Erie County Medical Center

He has an extensive knowledge in Energy and ICT both in developed countries and emerging countries due to the various work assignments and also has considerable experience in Utilities Regulation and Software Development Life Cycle. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY-Buffalo). He has an Executive MBA with concentration in Energy at BI Norwegian Business School/IFP-Institut Français de Petrole /Haas Berkeley School of Business (California, USA).

Technical Director: Wellars RUGANGARE

Wellars RUGANGARE is the Co-Founder of NGUVU Energy Ltd. He is also the Co-Founder and Managing Director of COCA Ltd, he holds a master degree in Development Science (Network and research of post graduate university of development study center (CIUED) of Craydon in Australia in collaboration with Cepromec University in Burundi) and he also holds a Bachelor’s degree in science and rural technical development.

He worked in the Rural Development Sector for more than 20 years especially with projects related to agricultural development and hydraulic.

He worked with different organizations such as WELTHUNGERHILFE, CORD, AVSI, CONCERN, CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES etc. as freelance consultant and Technical Director of COCA Ltd and as engineer of development techniques.

Senior Civil Engineer: PASIKA Peace For Glee

PASIKA Peace For Glee is the Senior Civil Engineer in NGUVU Energy Ltd; She holds Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and Environmental Technology from Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) and Masters of Science in Project Management from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).

She is the Managing Director of  MUDASOMWA MINI-GRID Ltd a subsidiary of HOBUKA Ltd since December 2017.  She worked with the Ministry of Infrastructure/MININFRA, and with Rwanda Energy Group/REG-EDCL as a Professional in charge of Hydroelectric Power; her professional experience includes the daily supervision, follow-up site constructions of Hydro Power Plants and performed various tasks associated with civil engineering.

Senior Civil Engineer: Thierry TUYIRINGIRE

Thierry TUYIRINGIRE is the Senior Civil Engineer in NGUVU Energy Ltd. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Kampala International University (KIU). He joined COCA Ltd in December 2014. He worked as site engineer and field coordinator on different projects of COCA Ltd.