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Mrs. Rebecca Miano, MBS Managing Director & CEO

Mrs. Rebecca Miano is the Managing Director & CEO of Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC, a position she has held since October 2017.

Mrs. Miano has had a 30 year multi-faceted career in the energy sector and is a recognised continental business leader focused on running KenGen as a sustainable entity. She is an energy expert specialising in renewal energy, structuring international and regional multi-million business deals, international regulatory framework in sustainability development and climate change, policy development, corporate governance and business law. She founded the noble Pink Energy forum to address female and gender parity issues within KenGen. She has since advanced the Pink Energy agenda to a sectoral platform to enjoin the other state agencies within the Ministry of Energy. Mrs. Miano is focused on growing KenGen’s footprint in geothermal development across the African continent and she has successfully implemented several large geothermal projects in the continent.

In November 2019, she was appointed to the Board of Global Compact Network, Kenya and she was named among the Top 100 Women CEOs in Africa by Reset Global People in partnership with Pulse and Avance Media. Mrs. Miano joined the World Bank Group’s Advisory Council on Gender and Development in July 2020. Mrs. Miano was named as one of the top 25 movers and shakers in Africa in 2021 by the African Energy Chamber. 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.

Mrs. Miano has been a member of St. Paul’s University Council since 2010 where she chaired the Finance and General Purposes Committee from 2013 to 2016. She has also served in the Finance Committee of the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK).

Mrs. Miano holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree, a Diploma in Law and Post-graduate studies in ComparativeLaw. In 2010, she completed the Advanced Management Program 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 attended various leadership and business programs over her career. She was born in 1966.

Eng. Solomon Kariuki 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 31 years.

Prior to the 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 31 years ago and served KenGen 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 latest technology to improve operation and extend effective plant life, continuous improvement and automation of systems to align with best practice.

Departments: Western Region, Upper Tana, Thermal, Technical Services, Eastern Region, Central Office Operations and Dispatch

CS. David K. Mwangi, CPS (K) Ag. Company Secretary & Legal Affairs Director

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CS David K. Mwangi, holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Hons. Degree from Moi University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law and an Executive Master of Business Administration Degree. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Law – Construction Law & Arbitration, at Robert Gordon University UK.

Mr. Mwangi is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Commissioner for Oaths, Notary Public as well as a registered Certified Public Secretary with the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya. Further, he is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators London & Kenya.

Mr. Mwangi has had an outstanding career spanning over fifteen in legal, company secretarial & corporate governance and alternative dispute resolution with an exceptional range of skills acquired over his career in both the private and public sectors.

He joined KenGen in 2012 as the Legal Manager and was appointed as the Acting Company Secretary & Legal Affairs Director on 27th January 2021.

Mr. Mwangi is responsible for driving the Company’s corporate governance agenda, providing legal guidance and support to the Board & Management and is the Secretary to the Board and all its Committees.

Departments: Insurance, Legal, Shares & Board Services and Property

 

Mr. Abraham Serem Human Resource & 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 professional qualifications include: a 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, Kenya.

Prior work 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 management team on 1st March, 2016 as the Human Resource and Administration Director.

He is responsible for execution of Human Resource strategy to optimize human capital contribution and provide work environment that continuously adds value to stakeholders in provision of electric energy and business sustainability.

Departments: Administration, Human Resource Services and Human Resource Development.

Dr. FCPA John Mudany Finance & ICT Director

Dr. FCPA John Mudany is a zealous financial management expert with over 30 years’ experience across Manufacturing, Aviation and Energy Sectors. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Management and Leadership from the Management University of Africa, a Master of Business Administration in Marketing and Master of International Business Administration (MIBA) from USIU, and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting from the University of Nairobi. He is a member of the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) and a fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya FCPA(K).

Prior experience includes: Coca Cola (Finance and Performance Manager), Orbit Distributors (MD & CEO), Kenya Airways, World Vision International and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Dr. 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 development of Cutting-Edge Information Technology infrastructure.

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

 

Ms. Elizabeth Njenga- Business Development Director

 Elizabeth is building on over 15 years in strategic and project planning in the Energy Sector while working with KenGen in various positions. Elizabeth is a well skilled Energy strategy and power projects planning, appraisal and financing expert with a keen interest in Public Policy.

She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Nairobi; a Bachelor of Arts (Accounting & Economics) from Moi University and a Post graduate Diploma in Financial Management. She is also a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya CPA (K) and currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Policy in Strathmore University.

Currently serving as the Business Development Director, she has been working as the Capital Planning and PPP Manager since 2014, and previously as Capital Planning and Strategy Manager between 2009 and 2014.

Her current responsibilities include implementing KenGen’s power generation capacity expansion strategy from ideation of suitable power projects and appraisal of the same through feasibility studies, procurement of power plant consultants and contractors, managing construction of power projects as well as driving the implementation of KenGen’s first Public Private Partnership (PPP) project while also looking at new non-power generation business opportunities.

Departments: Capital Planning & PPP; Projects Execution and New Business.

Eng. Abel Rotich - Geothermal Development Director

Eng. Abel Rotich serves as the Geothermal Development Director since September 2014. Abel is a seasoned power sector professional with a wealth of experience based on strong performance across majority of the power generation modes ranging from Thermal, Gas, Wind, Hydro to Geothermal. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, and a Master’s in Business Administration – Human Resource Management from the Kenyatta University. Coupled to this, he holds numerous project management certifications and is a graduate of Advanced Management Program from the prestigious Strathmore University.

He joined the Company over thirty years ago and rose through the ranks and refinements to the position of Geothermal Development Director in September 2014, having served as a manager in, Thermal, Gas, Wind and Hydro 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 in both the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK) and the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK).

He is responsible for geothermal resource development and geothermal plant operations. He oversees geothermal projects planning, scientific works, environmental and social impact management, infrastructure development, geothermal deep drilling, steam establishment for power generation and operation of electricity power plants with an installed capacity of 705.5MW within the geothermal area. Geothermal power is the baseload source of power to the national grid and thus demands critical management to ensure the high availabilities and best returns for the organization.

Mr. David Muthike - Strategy & Innovation 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), a member of Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK), Kenya Institute of Management (KIM), and Geothermal Association of Kenya (GAK).

He joined KenGen in 1998. He was appointed to the Company’s Strategy and Business Performance Division in September 2014. His major role 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 the innovation process 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 and Innovation.

Mr. 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 Supplys (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.

Mr. Yego 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.

Departments: Tenders, Contracts, Inventory and Logistics

Mrs. Mary Maalu - Corporate & Regulatory Services Director

Mrs. Mary Maalu is a Finance Expert with extensive experience in Audit, Financial Management and Corporate Finance. She holds Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) Degrees from the University of Nairobi. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK). She also holds a Certificate in Senior Leadership Management Programme (SLMP) from Strathmore University and a Certificate in Utility Regulation and Strategy from University of Florida.

Prior experience includes: Ernst & Young where she held the position of Assistant Manager Audit, Kenya Airways where she held several Management positions including: Manager Credit Control, Manager Outstations and Manager Treasury. She joined KenGen in January 2011 as the Corporate Finance Manager.

Her key responsibilities included raising capital for power generation projects, securing working capital facilities, Project Finance and Accounting, Treasury Management financial modelling, cash flow forecasting, funds management, investments and foreign currency dealing, Tax planning and compliance, Revenue Billing and Collection, Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) development and Investor Relations management. She was appointed as the Corporate & Regulatory Services Director on 1st August, 2020 where she is responsible for Regulatory Management, Stakeholder Management, Development and Negotiation of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), Quality & Safety Management programs, Communication, Community Engagement, Environment & Sustainable Development and Business Process Improvement.

Departments: Regulatory Affairs, Quality & Safety, Communication, Community Affairs, Environment & Sustainable Development and Business Process Improvement.

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