Fuel giants Vivo Energy Uganda gets new Managing Director

Fuel giants Vivo Energy Uganda gets new Managing Director
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As the new Financial Year begins, the management and board of Vivo Energy Uganda has appointed Mr Gilbert Assi as its new managing director.

The energetics engineer from the National Polytechnic Institute Felix Houphouet-Boigny in Côte d’Ivoire replaces Mr Hans Paulsen who has led the distributor and marketer of Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, for the last three years.

“I am certain that Gilbert Assi will build on Hans Paulsen’s outstanding success to steer the organisation to even greater achievements,” Vivo Energy group chief executive officer, Christian Chammas said in a statement.

Vivo Energy Uganda operates over one hundred service stations distributed across the country.

They recently introduced a motorbike rider campaign known as ‘Owa Boda Gwe Kapo’. The campaign has been massively received by boda boda cyclists and commended for providing a lot of offers and a promotional and reward platform- the Shell Boda Club at Shell fuel service stations for the riders who number over 300,000 just in Kampala city.

Assi, from Ivory Coast, has been working with Vivo Energy and Shell, for the past 20 years in several leadership positions, with the most recent being the Group Head of Distribution.

 

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