Vivo Energy Uganda the company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants, visit this site has Thursday revealed its new Managing Director, website like this Gilbert Assi who will be replacing Hans Paulsen.
Paulsen has steered the company as Managing Director for the last three years.
At his sendoff today, Paulsen said, “A lot has been done in the past three years; we have improved the fuel in the fight against adulteration; we have added 30 fuel stations across the country to 132 stations now as well as 10 restaurants and several shops.”
The incoming manager Assi said he is looking forward to influence players in the industry and making sure that Vivo Energy remains at the top of the industry.
Assi is an engineer from the National Polytechnic Institute Felix Houphouet-Boigny in Côte d’Ivoire and has worked with Vivo Energy and Shell for the past 20 years in several leadership positions, most recently as the Group Head of Distribution.
Prior to this he spent two years as managing director of LPSA, Vivo Energy’s joint venture transport, storage and shipping company in Madagascar, where he very successfully led the operation of over 300 employees at 23 depots, a pipeline network and two barges.
During his career with Vivo Energy and Shell, Assi has also had roles as the Supply and Distribution manager in both Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal, been the General Manager of Société Guineenne des Petroles in Guinea, and held a regional HSSE manager role.
Paulsen has been promoted to a new more senior role in the Vivo Energy Group where he will be working across all countries in Africa where Vivo Energy operates on a new project to improve business and increase customer focus and customer experience.