Mr. Michael Ahimbisibwe, from Uganda, took charge as the Executive director of EACREEE as of Monday September 18, 2017. A senior officer from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Mr. Ahimbisibwe brings in rich experience in promoting sustainable energy in Uganda and East Africa. Prior to becoming director, he was a Principal Energy Officer in the Renewable Energy Department, Government of Uganda. Mr. Ahimbisibwe was the national focal point officer for national and regional policy matters. He has gained deep understanding of energy issues in the EAC region as a member of the energy working group of the EAC Secretariat. Some of his previous assignments include formulating regional strategy for scaling up access to modern energy, developing an energy security policy framework for the EAC region, Energy and Environment Partnership (EEP) coordination, focal point for IRENA activities in Uganda. He was also focal point for gender at the Energy Resources Directorate (MEMD), among others.