ROBERT MUTEBI IS URA’S NEW IT CHIEF

Robert Mutebi has joined Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) as the new Commissioner for Information Technology and Innovation. Mutebi, an accomplished business transformation and technology expert joins URA at a time when the institution has restructured the Information Technology (IT) function to include research, innovation and enterprise architecture.

Formerly, Mutebi led transformation at Dfcu Bank as the Head of Business Technology after working with MTN-Uganda in several tech related senior management roles. He has previously worked as systems administrator with Nation Media Group and as a tech, leadership and management consultant with Solutions Africa Ltd among other roles.

Robert Mutebi, URA’s new Commissioner IT and Innovation

Mutebi is a Chartered Manager from the Chartered Management Institute (UK) and an Information Technology Infrastracture Library and Certified Iinformation Ssecurity manager. He is a John Maxwell certified leadership Coach and holds a Master of Business Administration from Leicester University. He holds a Master of Science in Technology from Sikkim Manipal University, India and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Makerere University.

At URA, Mutebi will be charged with over-seeing three divisions-each with the help of an Assistant Commissioner. His expertise will be employed to effectively manage enterprise architecture, research and innovation and infrastructure operations. The functions require tangibility in process management and improvement, software engagement, and business relationship management.  He will supervise business transformation, revenue modelling, statistics and policy analysis as well as business intelligence.

From the core perspective, he is to man at the forefront of IT security, disaster recovery, end user support applications support among others.

His expertise as digital finance professional comes in handy at a time when URA is implementing taxation of the digital economy.

He will lead business transformations through building and leading high-performance teams and aligning cost-effective technology strategies to drive the business agenda.

By Florence Namuganza

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