Pheona Wall is an Advocate, Commissioner of Oaths and Chartered Mediator with a Bachelors’ Degree in Law, a Diploma in Legal Practice and an MBA in Management. She is a Uganda Law Society(ULS) President Emeritus (2020-2022). She is among the few senior lawyers in Uganda with the rank of “Senior Counsel” a rank only given to advocates who have demonstrated appropriate temperament and respect for legal professionalism and also contributed to the enrichment of Ugandan jurisprudence.
A resource in both private and public enterprises with thorough knowledge and hands-on experience in public relations, energy, oil and gas, company secretarial practice, labour law, Pheona combines a solid corporate legal background with a well-developed understanding of both commercial and operational drivers of business. She is a Governance Expert who trains Boards in Governance under the Institute for Corporate Governance Uganda and has also served on various Boards including Zamara Retirement Fund, Water FC, Future Investments Group, East African Young Water Professionals, Uganda Law Society, and Public Relations Association of Uganda. She is a member of various organisations like ICGU, FIDA, IBA, PRAU, ULS and EALS. She has handled various multi-million contract negotiations for different national and international organisations.
She handled a contract negotiation of over 216 million Euros. She is regularly retained by both local and foreign investors and has played an advisory role to two joint ventures on the Tilenga Project. She is a Registered Trustee of Zamara Retirement Fund and a Board Member of Fields of Life and the East African Business Council.
Professional roles played:
Pheona has served as a Council Member of the Judiciary Council and also sat on the ICAMEK and CADER Arbitration Center Boards and is currently the Vice Chairperson of the Advisory Council of Efficacy Methodology, an African Policy Think Tank.
She founded the FIDELIS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE a leadership training institute aiming at creating a critical mass of ethical leaders that are faithful, available, and teachable. Pheona served as an administrator for Candlelight Foundation, a NGO in partnership with Icelandic Development Agency to rehabilitate street girls. She advocated for media rights like the re-opening up of the Nation Media Group’s namely; Kfm Radio and NTV station.
Awards and recognition:
- She attained the rank of Senior Counsel in 2022
- Pheona was awarded the French German Elysees Peace and Reconciliation Award in 2021 for her efforts towards fighting for the Rule of Law in Uganda.
- She won a recognition award by the Institute of Corporate Governance of Uganda for her role as a Quality Assurance Expert 2022.
- She was awarded as one of Africa’s Top 50 Leaders by the African Law Tech Festival in 2020.
- She also won the Hague Institute for Innovations in Law “2018 Talent to Watch” Award.
- She is a two times awadee of 40 under 40 by New Vision for 2018 and 2020.