TIG Africa

Driving Transformation, InnovationGrowth Across Africa

TIG Africa

Executable solutions to achieve your goals in Africa

TIG Africa

Your partner of choice in Africa

TIG Africa

Leadership with a global view on Africa

Who We Are

About Us

TIG Africa is a premier advisory and consultancy firm providing companies with solutions, strategies, and human capital development to effectively navigate the unique nuances of conducting business in Africa, and successfully achieve their goals on a Continent that holds tremendous growth opportunities.

Our Values & Strategic Partners

TIG AFRICA prides itself on conducting business with the utmost integrity and transparency, enabling its clients to achieve a greater footprint across Africa by balancing the importance of both sustainability and profitability in a manner that ensures the most prominent challenges being faced by the Continent are addressed. To drive its values and achieve its goals, TIG Africa works with a global network of strategic partners and experts to ensure its clients succeed and thrive in Africa.

Our Founder

TIG AFRICA was established by Dr. Josephine Wapakabulo following her time as the founding CEO of Uganda’s National Oil Company. Dr. Wapakabulo is an award-winning innovator and published author passionate about creating business opportunities and solutions that promote sustainable prosperity across Africa.

Dr. Josephine Wapakabulo

Dr. Wapakabulo’s UNOC legacy

Our Founder

Josephine Wapakabulo founded TIG Africa after serving as inaugural CEO of Uganda’s National Oil Company (UNOC) where she spearheaded the commercial aspirations of Uganda’s nascent Oil & Gas sector, securing over USD$15 billion in projects with regional and global partners. Under her leadership UNOC put in place policies and agreements that aligned to the IFC environmental and social risk standards, in addition to ensuring local participation and community development throughout Uganda’s petroleum value chain.

An electrical engineer with a PhD in data modelling & standards, executive MBA from INSEAD and executive training in Oil, Gas & Mining Governance from Oxford University, she spent eight years at Rolls-Royce plc where she was an award-winning innovator and published a book on the strategic importance of data standards for international organizations.

Building on over 20 years’ corporate, entrepreneurial and board experience, Dr. Wapakabulo, through TIG Africa, works with investors and entrepreneurs to launch and build companies across Africa that foster sustainable development, while still creating positive returns, with particular focus on the Renewable Energy and Technology sectors. She is a Board member of Cheesecake Energy which aims to create the greenest battery storage in the world using compressed air and repurposing long-lasting, proven industrial components from existing automotive, oil and gas equipment supply chains. Dr. Wapakabulo is currently CEO of Downforce Technologies, which uses remote data to measure natural capital to promote regenerative agriculture and nature-based solutions to restore biodiversity and draw down carbon. She is also an Adjunct Teaching Fellow at the University of Western Australia and an Advisory Board Member of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum.

TIG Africa Strategic partners

What we do


With a deep-rooted knowledge of the market, and experience in launching and operating businesses in Africa, the TIG Africa team offers companies a range of management consultancy services using sector-neutral methodologies, frameworks, and feasibility studies, delivering executable solutions to clients looking to setup, improve or expand their operations in Africa.


Transform Your Organization

  • Strategic transformation
  • Business transformation

Innovate In Your Sector

  • Sustainability Innovation
  • Digital Innovation


Grow In The Market

  • Market development strategies
  • Market penetration strategies

Transform Your Organization

Strategic Transformation

Using an holistic approach, TIG Africa works with companies to define or refresh their business and operating models, enabling them to position themselves to deliver wins and maximize shareholder value while keeping a clear focus on their strategic vision and purpose.

Business Transformation

Whether driven by the need to cut costs, gain market share, increase stakeholder satisfaction or improve operational performance, TIG Africa offers a variety of expertise in change management, process improvement, organizational redesign and technology enhancements to support businesses in being more efficient and effective in the way they work.

Innovate In Your Sector

Sustainability Innovation

Businesses are endeavoring to find better ways to serve society by addressing health, education and environmental issues while still achieving their commercial aspirations. TIG Africa collaborates with companies in identifying innovations and business models that foster sustainability while still creating positive bottom-line and top-line returns.

Digital Innovation

Disruption using technology can either enhance traditional business models or invent entirely new business models. TIG Africa works with entrepreneurs and businesses to identify ways to use technology innovation to stay competitive and find new opportunities in the African market.

Grow In The Market

Market Entry Strategies

TIG Africa has local knowledge, experience and access to key decision makers across Africa to support companies as they navigate and consider critical factors regarding how best to enter the African market.

Market Penetration Strategies

Companies present in Africa can work with TIG Africa to define strategies to successfully increase their positioning and presence to gain market share for their products and services already in the market.

A Proven Track Record Of Success

Who We’ve Worked With


Dr. Wapakabulo has been an effective coach, successfully helping me outline objectives and translating them into an efficient strategy as I prepare for my new venture into Sub-Saharan Africa. Her broad business experience with an in-depth knowledge of Africa, combined with profound listening skills and logical thinking provide her with the unique ability to unlock one’s true potential.
Ndiarka Mbodji

Director – Business Development Off-Grid solutions Africa, Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG

Dr. Wapakabulo provided invaluable services to The Whitaker Group and our acquisition of shares and management control of a pan-African multimedia company.  In just a few months, she helped to hone our strategy and select and train the right team members while providing the kind of strategic counsel needed to put the media group on a growth trajectory.  She and her colleagues work effectively across sectors and marketplace issues; they are adept in successfully navigating daunting obstacles in order to unleash the innovation needed to grow leaders and businesses.
Rosa Whitaker

Founder & President, The Whitaker Group

I sought out TIG Africa services to advise, critique and coach in my renewable energy entrepreneurial endeavours. Dr. Wapakabulo has a unique combination of technical rigour, deep commercial experience and extensive global and African technology, finance and government networks. Her world class skills in building complex start-ups and her overall leadership have added value to our ventures.

Edwin Kikonyogo

Co-founder & Director, Destiny Corporation Holdings

what we have to say


Bloomberg New Economy Forum 2020 – Energy’s Next Mandate

Conference of Montreal 2019 – Towards a New Energy Future

Bloomberg New Economy Forum 2018 – Energy Challenges in the New Economies

Bloomberg New Economy Forum 2020 – Energy’s Next Mandate

Conference of Montreal 2019 – Towards a New Energy Future

Bloomberg New Economy Forum 2018 – Energy Challenges in the New Economies