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Nairobi, Friday, 15th October 2021: Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) Managing Director and CEO, Rebecca Miano, has been named among top women CEOs leading business in Africa.

Mrs. Miano was named among a pool of top 50 women comprising of Chief Executives, Division Heads and Regional Managers who run over 1,400 companies sampled by Africa.com for the Definitive List of Women CEOs in Africa 2021.

In a comprehensive list featuring 22 CEOs from companies listed on all the African Stock Exchanges with a market cap of over $150 Million, Mrs. Miano featured in position 18, with a record of managing a company with a market capitalization of $275 Million.

Other key women business leaders from Kenya featured in the list include East African Breweries Limited (EABL) Group CEO, Mrs. Jane Karuku and Diamond Trust Bank (DTB) Group CEO, Nasim Devji.

Speaking after the announcement, Mrs. Miano said: “I am deeply touched, honoured and pleasantly surprised to receive this recognition featuring alongside some of the most inspiring and outstanding leaders across Africa by Africa.com. Their remarkable service and records will continue to inspire generations to come and make our world a better place.”

Mrs. Miano has had a 30-year multi-faceted career in the energy sector and is a recognized continental business leader focused on running KenGen, a global renewable energy market leader as a sustainable entity.

In 2010, she won the Company Secretary of the Year award in the Champions of Governance Awards series. The same year, she was awarded the Order of the Grand Warrior of Kenya (OGW) and, in 2019, the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS) in recognition of her outstanding service to the nation.

In November 2019, she was appointed to the Board of Global Compact Network, Kenya and was named among the Top 100 Women CEOs in Africa by Reset Global People.

According to Africa.com, the research on The Definitive List is distinguished in that it is grounded in objective criteria, starting with a review of publicly available data provided by Bloomberg. The Africa.com research team undertakes a deep-level assessment for a more thorough analysis to determine the unambiguous, definitive list.

The Definitive List of CEOs celebrates the accomplishments of women at the top of large and complex listed companies in Africa.

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Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC - KenGen is the leading electricity generation company in Eastern Africa region with an installed generation capacity market share of more than 60%. The company’s primary business is to provide safe, reliable, and competitively priced electric energy for the country in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner while creating value for its stakeholders.

Today, KenGen PLC has an installed generation capacity of 1,818MW, of which over 86% is drawn from green sources namely: Hydro (826MW), Geothermal (713MW), Thermal (253MW), and Wind (26MW).

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Nairobi, Thursday, 7th October 2021: Kenya Generating Electricity Company (KenGen) PLC has received its fifth ISO re-certification after successfully going through rigorous audits conducted by Bureau Veritas to confirm the company’s conformity to the international standards.

KenGen Quality Management Systems (QMS) and Environmental Management Systems (EMS) were audited in June 2021 and found to be compliant with ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 standards respectively, leading to the re-certification which was formally presented to the company this morning.

Speaking after receiving the certificate from the certifying body, Bureau Veritas, the Managing Director and CEO, Mrs. Rebecca Miano, said KenGen was excited to receive the re-certification and reiterated the company’s commitment to maintaining the standards through continual improvement.

Mrs. Miano attributed growth of KenGen to good policies, strategies, and procedures adding that the company had an installed capacity of 1,818MW out of which 86% was being generated from green and renewable sources.

She said KenGen was the first public institution to receive the ISO certification in Kenya back in 2004 adding that the company has maintained the focus and commitment to the high standards leading to the fifth re-certification.

Mrs. Miano said KenGen will continue to implement the ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 standards across all business processes. She said the implementation of ISO had helped improve the company’s efficiency and overall performance.

“This re-certification is a testament of our resilience and commitment to continually improve our processes to enhance better performance towards realization of our corporate strategy and goals,” said Mrs. Miano.

Speaking during the same event, Bureau Veritas District Executive Officer for East and Central Africa, Mr. Cyprian Kabbis, said the audit process for recertification of KenGen was conducted smoothly and commended the KenGen team for their dedication and cooperation all through the process of audits and implementation of the procedures.

The re-certification is expected to run for the next three years and is the fifth re-certification since the company was first ISO certified in 2004.

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Note to Editor:

About KenGen

Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC - KenGen is the leading electricity generation company in Eastern Africa region with an installed generation capacity market share of more than 60%. The company’s primary business is to provide safe, reliable, and competitively priced electric energy for the country in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner while creating value for its stakeholders.

Today, KenGen PLC has an installed generation capacity of 1,818MW, of which over 86% is drawn from green sources namely: Hydro (826MW), Geothermal (713MW), Thermal (253MW), and Wind (26MW).

For media queries please contact:

Frank D. Ochieng, Tel:0721816896

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