Lucia Bakulumpagi-Wamala is the Founder and CEO of Bakulu Power, a renewable energy company based in Uganda. Her ultimate goal is to power our tomorrow with projects and initiatives that foster social, environmental and economic development throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2019, Lucia became a member of the Shared Value Africa Initiative Africa Council of 8.
A visionary with an eye for innovative, impactful project development, Lucia’s novel approach to commercial/residential electrification, urban landscape improvement and educational R&D merges the worlds of art and energy. In a traditional and male-centric industry, Lucia’s focus is on developing and implementing collaborative renewable energy projects that engage communities, empower women and contribute to environmental sustainability. A natural connector, Lucia has bridged the fields of business, academia, politics, and arts in meaningful ways.
In 2017, Forbes Magazine named Lucia one of the 30 most promising young entrepreneurs in Africa. Lucia holds an honours degree in Public Administration, with an option in Community Intervention from the University of Ottawa. Currently, Lucia is in the Senior Executive Program – Africa at Harvard Business School. Lucia has appeared on Africa News and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), and has addressed the African Union and the most senior Africans within the United Nations (UN) system. Lucia is a thought-provoking presenter and panellist on topics concerning renewable energy, entrepreneurship, women in business and youth empowerment.