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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.

She has over 30 years’ experience in the energy sector where she has had a distinguished multifaceted career which has earned her global recognition as a continental business leader. Mrs. Miano is a strong champion of sustainability as is demonstrated in the implementation of KenGen’s business transformation agenda. This has seen the Company shift its strategy to focus on diversification to build internal resilience and gain competitive edge in an everevolving operating environment. She has built her expertise over the years in a wide range of specialities including renewal energy, structuring global and regional multi-million business projects, modelling of international regulatory framework in sustainable development and climate change, policy development, corporate governance and business law. She is focused on growing

KenGen’s footprint in geothermal development across Africa and under her leadership, the Company has successfully implemented several large geothermal projects in the continent.

Some of Mrs. Miano’s recent recognitions and awards include: appointment to the Board of Global Compact Network, Kenya in November 2019; joined the World Bank Group’s Advisory Council on Gender and Development in July 2020; named among the Top 100 Women CEOs by Reset Global People in partnership with Pulse and Avance Media, named as one of the top 25 movers and shakers in Africa in 2021 by the African Energy Chamber, among other notable accolades.

Earlier 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). She is also a member of several Boards and also Chairs the giant Stima Sacco Board.

Mrs. Miano strongly believes in diversity mainstreaming and has over the years worked to improve the working environment for all employees to grow to their full potential. Notably, she founded the Pink Energy forum in KenGen to address female and gender parity to close the gap within the company. She has since advanced the Pink Energy agenda to a sectoral platform to enjoin the other state agencies within the Ministry of Energy. She also launched the Y-Gen youth forum to further institutionalize youth empowerment and personal professional development of all employees.

She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree, a Diploma in Law and Postgraduate studies in Comparative Law. 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 has attended various leadership and business programs over her career. She was born in 1966.

Dr. FCPA John Mudany - General Manager, Finance & ICT

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 PricewaterhouseCooopers. Dr. Mudany joined KenGen in November 2008 as the Finance and ICT Director.

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

Mr. David Muthike - General Manager, Strategy & Innovation

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 - General Manager, Supply Chain

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, Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS-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 Division, which is a key enabler and driver of the KenGen business spectrum.

He oversees the overall management of Tenders, Contracts administration, management and monitoring, Logistics and Inventory operations within the Company, key stakeholder Relationship management, Supply Chain compliance to the relevant Laws and policies.

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, Logistics, and Inventory

Mr. Abraham Serem - General Manager, Human Resource & Administration

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 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

 

Eng. Solomon Kariuki - General Manager, Operations

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 also completed Advanced Management Program (AMP) from Strathmore Business School. He boasts an illustrious career in the energy power sector spanning over 33years.

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 33 years ago and served KenGen in various capacities, ultimately growing through the ranks to the current position of Operations Director.

Mandate: His key responsibilities comprise overseeing Operations and Maintenance of power plants to ensure high plant availability at optimized operational costs.• Rehabilitation and upgrade of plants through uptake of latest technology to improve operation and extend effective plant life.

Principal Accountabilities:

• Overseeing Operations and Maintenance (O&M) of power plants and availability at optimized costs.• Continuous improvement and automation of systems to align with best practice.

• Optimum power dispatch and scheduling of major plant outages through effective collaboration with the offtaker.

• Facilitate design and implementation of optimum power evacuation arrangements

• Involvement in power purchase agreement negotiations.

• Coordination of bulk energy billing.

• Collaborating with key sector players to ensure a stable and secure national grid.

Eng. Kariuki believes in transformation leadership, building capacity and unity of purpose

Departments:

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

 

Mrs. Mary Maalu - General Manager, Corporate & Regulatory Services

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

Ms. Elizabeth Njenga - General Manager, Business Development

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.

 

Mr. Peketsa Mangi - General Manager, Geothermal Development

Mr. Mangi is an astute Geothermal energy expert with vast experience spanning over 20 years both locally and regionally. He holds a Master of Science (Information Science) from Moi University and is currently pursuing PhD. in Information Science from the same University. He is a Certified Project Manager (IPMA Level C). Further, he holds various certifications including: Earth Sciences, Reservoir Management, Drilling technology, Master negotiation skills, Public procurement, Geothermal projects management and financing, among others. He is currently the Vice Chairman of the Geothermal Association of Kenya (GAK), a member of the Geological Society of Kenya (GSK) and International Geothermal Association (IGA).

He has risen through the ranks to the position of Geothermal Development Director, having initially served as the Resource Development and Infrastructure Manager.

Key achievements include: successful negotiation of geothermal drilling contracts in Kenya, Djibouti and Ethiopia; project manager for geoscientific studies for consultancy services , capacity expansion at Olkaria through identification of geothermal potential areas; negotiated MoU between KenGen PLC and ITC, Netherlands; the Olkaria Geothermal Spa and Demonstration Centre, successful negotiation for the grant for upgrading of Geothermal Training Centre facilities.

Key responsibilities comprise: human resource management and administration, power plant availability, steam availability, reservoir management, drilling operations and management, resource exploration, projects planning and management, infrastructure development, budget management, and coordinating environmental and social impacts assessment frameworks.

Departments:

Geothermal Resource Development, Geothermal Operations, Drilling & Logistics, Reservoir & Steamfield Management

 

Ms. Jennifer Oduor - Ag. Company Secretary & General Manager, Legal Affairs

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Jennifer Oduor holds the position of Ag. Company Secretary & Legal Affairs Director in an administrative capacity and for the day to day running of the Division.

Jennifer has an outstanding career spanning over 30 years in Leadership, Corporate Governance, Land and Property administration, management, acquisitions, and resettlement action planning.

She is a Registered and Licensed Valuer (Valuers Registration Board), Registered and Licensed

Relator (Estates Agents Registration Board) and Full Member of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (MISK).

She holds a Master of Urban Management (Department of Architecture and Building Science (University of Nairobi), PGD, Estate Management and Valuation (Institution of Surveyors of Kenya), PGD, Human Resource Management and bachelor’s degree in Land Economics (University of Nairobi).

She has undergone the Senior Leadership Management Program at Strathmore Business School, Corporate Governance training (Centre of Corporate Governance) , several professional trainings and certifications including Human Resource, Mediation, Geographical Information Management Systems (LIS) from various institutions within and outside Kenya.

Departments:

Insurance, Legal, Shares & Board Services and Property

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