The board of National Oil Company of Malawi (NOCMA) Board has appointed Micklas Reuben as the company’s acting Chief Executive Officer following the resignation of Helen Buluma.
In an internal memo dated 17th November, 2022, NOCMA Human Resources and Administration Manager Prescott Nkhata says the appointment of Reuben as acting CEO is with effect from 15th November, 2022.
“All matters requiring the attention of the should be addressed to his office,” says Nkhata in the letter adding that Reuben will serve as acting CEO as the company awaits to recruit a permanent CEO.
Reuben worked as Director of Operations at NOCMA and previously worked as Depot Manager at the oil company.
NOCMA has had no permanent CEO since Gift Dulla was removed from the position in 2020 after allegations of financial and procurement mismanagement.
Buluma who was NOCMA’s deputy CEO then became acting CEO. In September this year, Ombudsman Grace Malera said Buluma was appointed without following procedures and should be fired but the NOCMA board defended Buluma.
However, Buluma resigned on Monday this week saying she was under pressure from Office of the President and Cabinet to give fuel contracts to people associated with the Malawi Congress Party.