The appointment of Félix Gakuba was announced through a letter signed by Dr. Didacienne Mukanyiligira, Chairperson of the Board at REG, on 15th May 2023.
Before his appointment as the interim CEO of REG, Gakuba held the position of Managing Director at the Energy Development Corporation Limited (EDCL).
EDCL is a public entity responsible for increasing investments in new energy generation projects, improving energy distribution through appropriate transmission infrastructure, and implementing energy access projects to meet national targets.
With over 18 years of experience in the energy sector, Gakuba has been involved in electrification programs, generation and transmission planning, and project management in the Great Lakes Region.
Prior to joining EDCL, Félix Gakuba coordinated regional and transnational infrastructure programs funded by multiple organizations at the Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region.
He has also worked for ELECTROGAZ, a former Energy and Water utility, where he contributed to various line rehabilitation and construction projects.
Ron Weiss, Gakuba’s predecessor at REG, had served as the CEO since May 2017.
Before joining REG, Weiss held the position of Senior Vice President in the Engineering Projects and Business Development Group at the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC).