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Joshua Choge

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Joshua Choge, Chairman of the KenGen Board of Directors, born in 1958, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Statistics. Mr Choge has a Master’s degree in Management and Leadership from the Management University of Africa and is currently pursuing a PhD in Leadership and Management. He is a trained accountant from Strathmore College and has been trained by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, UK, on Procurement Management. He is a member of Institute of Directors of Kenya. He has over twenty years’ experience in the public sector in various positions including the Purchasing Manager and the Deputy Chief Internal Auditor at the East African Portland Cement.

He is fully conversant with corporate governance matters, having attended the critically acclaimed Corporate Governance Training for Directors organised by the Centre for Corporate Governance. He has also attended various training programs including the ‘Leading the Board’ and ‘The Effective Director’ programs organised by Strathmore Business School; and the Strategic Leadership Seminar for Board Chairmen organised by Institute of Directors of Kenya. Mr Choge has been a distinguished speaker and participant at various international energy forums where he has represented KenGen’s interests. These forums include the Powering East Africa Conference, World Geothermal Congress, Annual Corporate Governance Conference, Geothermal Resource Council, Africa Energy Net, Africa Infrastructure & Power Forum and the Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit.

Mr.Choge has served as a Director at the Agricultural Finance Corporation where he was the Deputy Chairman of the Board and the Chairman of the Finance and Business Committee of the Board. He is an experienced businessman and a board member of several schools. He is also the Chairman of the Board of the African Inland Church, Kapsabet Bible College in Nandi County. Currently, he is the CEO of Talent Foundation International (TFI), a non-governmental organisation that identifies and develops talent among needy children.

Henry Rotich

Non Executive Director

Mr Rotich is the Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury. Born in 1969, he holds a Master’s Degree in Economics and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (First Class Honours), both from the University of Nairobi. He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University.

Prior to his appointment as Cabinet Secretary, he was the Head of Macroeconomics at the Treasury from March 2006. Under this capacity, he was involved in formulation of macroeconomic policies that ensured an efficient and sustainable public spending aimed at achieving the Government’s development priorities. In addition, he was also involved in the preparation of key documents including Budget statements, as well as providing strategic coordination of structural reforms in fiscal and financial sectors. He is a member of the Institute of Directors (Kenya).

Prior to joining the Ministry of Finance, Mr Rotich worked in the Research Department of the Central Bank of Kenya from 1994. Between 2001 and 2004, he was attached to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) local office in Nairobi as an economist. He was also a director in several boards of State Corporations, including: Insurance Regulatory Board; Industrial Development Bank; Communication Commission of Kenya and the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics.

Joseph Njoroge

Non Executive Director

Dr. Eng. Joseph Njoroge, the Principal Secretary, State Department for Energy, was born in 1958. He holds a First Class Honours degree in Electrical Engineering, Master of Business Administration with a major in strategic management and a doctor of philosophy (PhD). He is a Chartered Electrical Engineer, a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology UK, a registered consulting engineer, and is also a fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya. He is a member of the Institute of Directors (Kenya).

Dr. Eng. Joseph Njoroge joined Kenya Power in 1980 and rose through the ranks to become the Managing Director from June 2007 until his current appointment to the position of Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum in May 2013 and became the Principal Secretary in the State Department for Energy following reorganisation of the government structure. He is a distinguished electrical engineer with a career spanning three decades and has wide experience in power engineering and management.

Dr Reginalda Wanyonyi

Non Executive Director

Dr. Reginalda Nakhumicha Wanyonyi born in 1960 holds a Bachelors degree in Education in Economics and Business Studies, Masters degree in Environmental Studies and a PhD in Environmental Studies. She is the former Woman Representative for Bungoma County and served as a member of the Parliamentary Committee on Environment, Water and Natural Resources as well as the Budget and Appropriations Committee. She was integral in the initiation and passing of key legislation including The Water Act and The Forest Act.

Dr. Wanyonyi is a lead expert at the National Environmental Management Agency (NEMA). She is a trustee at leading NGOs such as Sacred Africa and Inter-Christian Fellowship Mission. She has served as a lecturer and senior administrator at Moi University. She has also held directorship positions at the Jomo Kenyatta Foundation and New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).


Ziporah Ndegwa

Non Executive Director

Mrs.Ndegwa, born in 1962, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Kenya School of Law. She is a member of the Law Society of Kenya and Christian Lawyers Fellowship. She has been a practising lawyer since 1988 when she was admitted to the bar.

Mrs.Ndegwa previously served as a State Counsel in the Law Reform Commission before entering private practice. She has been a principal partner in Maira & Ndegwa Advocates since 1996 during which she has engaged in civil, commercial and criminal litigation. She is a member of the Institute of Directors (Kenya).

Musa Arusei

Non Executive Director

Dr Arusei, born in 1957, holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Geochemistry) from the University of Nairobi, Master of Science (Geothermal) from the University of Leeds, UK and a Doctor of Philosophy (Geochemistry) from Moi University. He is a member of the Institute of Directors (Kenya).

He is formerly a senior lecturer, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Eldoret. Dr Arusei supervises and marks thesis for doctorate and master’s students. He has attended various local and international conferences on research and geochemistry. He has also published several research publications and reports on geochemistry and geothermal studies.

Dr Arusei has previously worked as a lecturer and assistant lecturer at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Eldoret. He has also worked as a geochemist in KenGen and the Ministry of Energy.

Kairu Bachia

Non Executive Director

Mr. Bachia, born in 1959, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Building Economics from the University of Nairobi and a Global Executive MBA (GeMBA) from United States International University ­Africa. As part of continuous professional education and personal development, he has attended, amongst many other courses, the Owner Manager Program (OMP) at Strathmore Business School, FIDIC Contracts Practical Use & Claims Management by FIDIC & ACEK, and Professional Mediation Training by Mediation Training Institute International (MTI). He is a Registered Quantity Surveyor with the Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors (BORAQS), a corporate member of the Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK), Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya (IQSK), a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) and a Certified Professional Mediator (CPM (MTI)).

Mr. Bachia who has previously worked as a quantity surveyor in both the public and private sectors, is currently the Team Leader and Quality Control Director of Masterbill Integrated Projects and MIP Project Management Ltd. He is also a director in several real estate development companies. He is an active Arbitrator, Mediator and Dispute Resolution Consultant.

He is the Chairman of the Joint Building Council (JBC), a past Chairman of the Architectural Association of Kenya and Muthaiga Golf Club (MGC), and a past Secretary of the Kenya Professional Boxing Commission (KPBC). He has served as a member of the Ethics and Practice Committee of BORAQS. He is also a member of the Institute of Directors (Kenya).

Phyllis K. Wakiaga

Non Executive Director

Mrs Phyllis Kemunto Wakiaga, born in 1981, holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Nairobi, Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law, Masters in Business Administration from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and Masters in International Trade and Investment Law from University of Nairobi. She also holds a Higher Diploma in Human Resources Management from the Institute of Human Resource Management. She is an advocate and member of Law Society of Kenya. She is also an associate member of the Institute of Human Resource Management. She has also attended various professional legal, leadership and strategy training programs.

Mrs. Wakiaga is presently the Chief Executive Officer of Kenya Association of Manufacturers. She is a member of the Governing Council of the Management University of Africa and also the United Nations Global Compact Network Representative in Kenya.

Maurice Nduranu

Non Executive Director

Mr. Nduranu was born in 1974 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Business Administration - concentration in Finance, Real Estate and Law, magna cum laude) from the California State Polytechnic University at Pomona and a Master of Financial Engineering degree from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the Institute of Directors (Kenya).

He is one of the principals at BlackGold Investments Ltd, a bespoke private equity transactions advisory and investments firm. He was previously a strategy and investments advisor to Msingi, a new $100m regional catalytic fund, and prior to that was a portfolio manager with Acumen Fund and Property and Fixed Income portfolio manager at African Alliance. He started off his career working in public infrastructure financing in the U.S. West.

Joseph Sitati

Non Executive Director

Mr. Sitati, born in 1973, holds a Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Nairobi. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and is a platinum member of the Information System Audit and Control Association. He has attended various professional development training programs. He is a member of the Institute of Directors (Kenya).

He was the Chief Finance and Administration Officer at Deacons East Africa PLC. He has previously been the Commercial Finance Manager – Central East & West Africa Business Unit at the Coca-Cola Company, Nairobi, Group Finance Director at Old Mutual Group, Nairobi, and Finance Manager at Shell BP Kenya Limited amongst other positions.

Humphrey Muhu

Alternate to the Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury

Mr Muhu was born in 1964 and holds a BSc (Mathematics & Statistics) from Kenyatta University B.Phil (Economics) and an MA in Economics from the University of Nairobi. He also holds a Diploma in Financial Management from KCA University.

He is the alternate director to the Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury. Mr Muhu is an Economist with 20 years’ experience in various government ministries and departments.

William Mbaka

Alternate Director, Ministry of Energy & Petroleum

Mr Mbaka who was born in 1962 holds a Bachelor of Education (Business Studies) from Kenyatta University and Master of Business Administration from Birmingham University, UK. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA). He has attended several courses on leadership, public policy management, financial management and leadership at various institutions both locally and abroad.

He is the alternate director to the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum (MOEP) and is currently the Chief Finance Officer at MOEP. Mr Mbaka has over 20 years’ experience in financial management in the Government of Kenya.

Mrs. Rebecca Miano, OGW,

Managing Director & CEO

Mrs. Rebecca Miano, born in 1966, holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree with Honours, a diploma in Law and a 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). She is a member of the Institute of Directors (Kenya). 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 of the Company since 2008. She is a respectable lawyer with a wide spanning 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.