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Mrs. Rebecca Miano, OGW,

Managing Director & CEO

Mrs. Rebecca Miano holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree with Honours, a diploma in Law and Post-graduate studies in Comparative Law. In 2010, she completed the Advanced Management Programme from Strathmore University. She is a registered Certified Public Secretary of Kenya and is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK) and the Law Society of Kenya (LSK). Mrs. Miano was awarded the Company Secretary of the Year award in 2010 under the auspices of the ICPSK Champions of Governance.

Mrs. Rebecca Miano was appointed the Acting Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of KenGen with effect from 26th August 2017. She was appointed the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer on 30th October 2017. She has been the Company Secretary and Legal Affairs Director since 2008. She is a respectable lawyer with a career in law and corporate governance. She has been responsible for driving the corporate governance agenda in the Company, providing guidance and support to the Board and has been the Secretary to the Board and all its Committees.

Mrs. Miano is responsible for the operational running of the Company to ensure that the mission is achieved and efficacy of the business optimized. The CEO is accountable for the company’s actions, security of resources as well as ensuring the execution of the corporate strategy for long-term competitiveness. In addition to representing the management position on the Board, The MD & CEO chairs and supervises the Executive Committee (ExCo) comprising nine divisional directors.

Departments (additional direct reports): Internal Audit & Risk, Security & Integrity.

Eng. Solomon Kariuki

BSc (Hons.) Electrical Engineering, Master of Business Administration (Operations), R. Engineer, MIEK ,Operations Director

Eng. Solomon Kariuki holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Operations) both from the University of Nairobi. He boasts an illustrious career in the energy sector spanning over 28 years.

Prior to his appointment as Operations Director on 1st August 2016, he was the Technical Services Manager. He joined Kenya Power and Lighting Company as a trainee engineer 28 years ago and served in various capacities, ultimately growing through the ranks to the current position of Operations Director.

Key responsibilities comprise overseeing operations and maintenance of power plants and availability at optimized costs, rehabilitation and upgrade of plants to facilitate uptake of the latest technology to improve efficiency and extend plant life, continuous improvement and automation of systems to align with best practice.

Departments: Eastern Hydros, Thermal, Upper Tana, Technical Services and Western Hydros.

John Mudany

Finance & ICT Director

FCPA(K) Mr. John Mudany is a zealous financial management expert with extensive experience. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting, Master of Business Administration in Marketing and Master of International Business Administration (MIBA). He is a member of the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).

Prior experience includes: Coca Cola (Finance and Performance Manager), Orbit Distributors (MD & CEO), Kenya Airways, World Vision International and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Mr Mudany joined KenGen in November 2008 as the Finance and ICT Director. His key responsibilities include: capital raising, management of finances and banking relations, financial reporting, budgets process management and control, balance sheet restructuring and cost saving mechanisms. He is also responsible for the development of cutting edge information technology infrastructure.

Departments: Corporate Finance, Finance and Information Communication & Technology.

Eng. Simon Ngure,

Regulatory & Corporate Affairs Director

Engineer Simon Ngure is a versatile engineer with vast experience in the energy sector, management and stakeholder relations. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, a diploma in Geothermal Technology, a diploma in Project Management, a diploma in Executive Coaching from the Academy of Executive Coaching. He is a Certified Energy Manager and a Registered Engineer. He is a member of the Institute of Engineers of Kenya, the Association of Energy Engineers of Atlanta, USA, and is the Vice-President of the Association of Energy Professionals of Eastern Africa.

He has 34 years’ experience in the power sector. He joined Kenya Power in September 1986. He was appointed as Regulatory and Corporate Affairs Director in 2008. He is responsible for drafting, negotiating and managing power purchase agreements (PPAs). He is also in charge of environmental and social licensing and management processes as well as maintenance of ISO Quality and Environmental System, Safety, Clean Development Mechanism and carbon credit sales and maximizing brand value through effective corporate affairs management.

Departments: Regulatory Affairs, Quality & Safety, Environment & CDM, Corporate& Community Affairs

Mr. David Muthike

Strategy & Business Performance Director

Mr. David Muthike is a distinguished business strategist with tested experience in power sector strategy-formulation and implementation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Master of Business Administration in Strategy, Post-Graduate diploma in Project Appraisal and Management and a certificate in Advanced Management and Leadership Programme. He is a graduate engineer with Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK) and a member of The Kenya Institute of Management (KIM).

He was appointed to the Company’s Strategy and Business Performance Division in September 2014. A major role of this function is to support the Company in maintaining “thought leadership” in power generation and related services. His responsibilities include: development and management of the Company’s strategy by identifying and driving execution of strategic initiatives and growth opportunities; driving innovation that develops new ways of meeting the Company’s goals; leading and managing the Company’s result-based performance and accountability system and driving knowledge harvesting and transfer across the business. He previously worked in various divisions and departments within the Company, including: Managing Director’s Office, Corporate Planning, Technical Audit and Institutional Strengthening.

Departments: Strategy, Business Performance and Innovation & Knowledge Transfer.

Eng. Abel Rotich

Geothermal Development Director

Engineer Abel Rotich is a seasoned power sector engineer with a wealth of experience in energy generation and geothermal resources development. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, several project management courses and a graduate of Advanced Management Programme from Strathmore University.

He joined Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited more than thirty years ago and rose through the ranks to the position of Geothermal Development Director in KenGen in September 2014, having served as a manager in, Thermal and Wind power plants.

He is the current Chairman of the Geothermal Association of Kenya, a former Branch Chairman of The Institution of Engineers of Kenya and a member of the Geological Society of Kenya. He is a registered engineer and a member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK).

He was appointed KenGen’s Geothermal Director in September 2014. He is responsible for geothermal resource assessment, drilling, steam establishment for power generation and operation of electricity power plants constructed within the geothermal area. Before his appointment to the current position, He was involved in the management of hydro, thermal and wind power plants.

Departments: Geothermal Operations and Geothermal Resource Development

Mr. Moses Wekesa

Business Development Director

Mr. Moses Wekesa is a registered Project Manager with 17 years of experience in managing projects across diverse economic sectors in Europe, Asia, the Pacific and Africa.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree (Hons)fromJomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (Applied Mechanics) from the University of Nairobi and a post-graduate certificate in project planning, appraisal and financing (Distinction) from The University of Bradford (UK). He has undergone various leadership development programmes and is a graduate of Advance Management Programme from Strathmore Business School.

He was appointed a Business Development Director in 2014 and is responsible for driving the Company’s core business of capacity expansion through planning and execution of projects and development of alternative revenue sources through new business. His previous experience includes management of projects in the wide infrastructure sector.

Departments: Project Execution, Capital Planning and New Business

Philip Yego,

Supply Chain Director

Mr. Philip Yego is a supply chain management expert with a wealth of experience in the supply chain industry. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, Master of Business Administration in Finance, diploma in Purchasing and Supplies from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and The Supply (UK) and a diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Management from Kenya Institute of Management. He is a member of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM), Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (MCIPS).

He joined KenGen in October 2014 and is responsible for providing oversight in the efficient and effective operations of the supply chain function of the company which includes the management of tenders & contract, Inventory and logistic and supplier relationship. He is responsible for tenders, contracts, compliance, fuel & general purchases, spares and commodities, planning and inventory. Prior to joining KenGen, he worked in senior management positions in various institutions which include the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), University of Nairobi Enterprises and Services (UNES), Uchumi, Postbank and Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB). Beyond the practitioner world, Mr. Yego has added the unique technical skills in the academic sector. He also worked at Kenyatta University as a Lecturer in the same field.

Departments: Tenders and Contracts, Inventory and Logistics.

Abraham Serem

Human Resource and Administration Director

Mr. Abraham Serem is a seasoned human resource practitioner with vast experience both in Kenya and East Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nairobi. His other professional qualifications include: Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management and a Diploma in Intermediate Executive Coaching from the Academy of Executive Coaching. He is a member of the Institute of Human Resource Management.

Prior experience includes: Heineken East Africa Ltd where he held the position of HR Director, East Africa Breweries Ltd, Nampak East Africa and Reckitt Benckiser East Africa, where he held various senior managerial positions.

Mr Serem joined KenGen on March 1st 2016 as the Human Resource and Administration Director. He is responsible for human capital planning, recruitment, development, performance management, reward and wellness. He is also in charge of employee relations, as well as management of all the Company’s transport and logistics.

Departments: Human Resource, Performance & Change and Administration.

Paul Ndungi

Company Secretary and Legal Affairs Director

With a career spanning over 17 years, Paul has worked with various institutions such as I&M Bank Limited and Ecobank Kenya Limited. He joins KenGen from Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited where he was the Company Secretary and Senior Legal Counsel since July 2015.
He holds a Bachelor of Law (LLB) from the University of Nairobi, a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law and is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Commissioner for Oaths, Notary Public as well as a registered Certified Public Secretary.