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Eric Olanya

Country Director, Gridworks Partners

Eric Olanya is the former Head, Department for International at the British High Commission in Kampala, Uganda responsible for providing support to UK companies interested in doing business in Uganda. He is also the regional infrastructure lead (East Africa) and Oil and Gas lead in Uganda. As section head, he is responsible for UK-Uganda trade development, in particular developing opportunities in the oil and gas sector and leads on strategic partnerships with UK companies in large projects.

Eric holds a Bachelors degree in Engineering, a post graduate diploma in Management and International Trade and is currently studying an MSc in Petroleum Engineering. Over the years he has developed a good understanding of the economic and political climate in Uganda, market trends, and investment opportunities and understands the needs of UK companies in doing business in Uganda