Ali Ssekatwa

Head of Legal @ Petroleum Authority

Ali Ssekatwa


Mr. Ali Ssekatawa was appointed the Director for Legal and Corporate Affairs in the Petroleum Authority of Uganda during 2017, and has over 11 years’ experience, specializing in tax and oil and gas law. He served with the Uganda Revenue Authority from 2005, rose through the ranks, and was appointed Head of the Litigation portfolio and was a public tax prosecutor from 2011 to 2017. Mr. Ssekatawa holds an MBA from the Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI) and an LLM in Oil and Gas Law & Policy from the University of Dundee. He is an advocate of the High Court of Uganda and holds an LLB (Hons) from Makerere University. He has litigated and won ground breaking cases in Uganda and in other International Tribunals such as the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the Permanent Court of Arbitration. He has been the Country Representative for Uganda on the African Team of Tax Experts under African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) and also at the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information under the OECD. He is a certified Arbitrator for tax matters. He served as the Chairman of Uganda Revenue Football Club from 2009 to 2017, winning three national trophies.

Participating Talks

Breakout Session 1: Big Data & Technology Advancements in the Energy Sector: A journey to Cleaner Energy”

The Government has taken proactive measures to increase the levels of ICT penetration in Uganda. This includes the National Development Plan III, the digital transformation program, the National Broadband Policy and the Digital Uganda Vison. However, the uptake of internet use is still relatively low. Expert panelists shall advice on how Government and relevant regulatory bodies can reduce the costs of internet and bolster access to internet even in the most remote areas in the country. The panel shall also discuss the role of IXP regulation.