In August 2010, James Saaka joined the National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U) as Executive Director. His responsibility is to ensure that NITA-U achieves its mandate: to coordinate, promote and monitor IT development within the context of national, social and economic development of Uganda. Mr Saaka joined NITA-U from Shell International B.V., where he spent 12 years – from July 1998 until July 2010. James’s last assignment in Shell from 2008 to 2010, was Business Services Manager for Strategy & Compliance for the Shell Group, under the Group CIO office based in The Hague, in the Netherlands. He started his career in Bank of Uganda as a Systems Analyst from 1993 to 1995. James Saaka graduated from the University of Vladimir Polytechnic Institute, The Soviet Union, with Bachelors in Computer Science in 1988. He obtained a Masters in Computer Science from the same University in 1991. Mr. James Saaka has attended numerous international trainings, conferences and workshops and has given many presentations and key note addresses.