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David Birungi quits Umeme for Airtel

David Birungi, who is well known for helping and resolving customer complaints on behalf of Umeme Limited digitally was on 1st November 2021 appointed as the new Manager Public Relations at Airtel Uganda.

In his new duty, he will be accountable for building and sustaining the reputation of Uganda’s second largest telecom operator.

Before this appointment, Birungi was Manager Stakeholder Relations at Umeme Limited, Uganda’s biggest electricity distributor where he succeeded in building strong relations with key stakeholders of the utility.

While at Umeme, Birungi was credited for having developed and deployed the utility’s digital communications strategy and teams that became assets in the management of the utility’s reputation. For his work in telling compelling energy stories, Birungi was named among the top 9 African energy professionals in 2019. He remains a regular contributor to Africa’s energy story telling in regional and local media.

Birungi brings to Airtel well-off experience in strategic communications development and stakeholder management in strictly regulated markets like utilities.

When Mazima asked him about his education background, we learnt that he holds an MBA from Makerere University and a Bachelor of Arts (Education, Economics Major) from the same university. He is also an active member, and tutor of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) – University of Nairobi Teaching Centre.
We also learnt one of Birungi’s hobbies is to interact with people from all walks of life and he’s too much into publications, storytelling for brands via www.dabirungi.wordpress.com.

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