Board of Directors

Hon. Kenneth Marende, EGH, ACIArb., Certified Mediator, LLB (Hons), Dip. (Law) – Chairman
Hon. Kenneth Marende (61 years) joined the Board of Directors of the Company on 19th December 2014 and was appointed the Chairman of the Board on 5th January 2015. Hon. Marende is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with over 35 years standing.He is a former President of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) and a former Speaker of the Kenya National Assembly as well as Chairman of the Parliamentary Service Commission. Hon. Marende holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the University of Nairobi and a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. He was awarded a Doctor of Letters Degree by Maseno University in 2011 and an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy of Humanities Degree by United Graduate College, USA, in July 2010. Hon. Marende is also a director of Kenmar Limited.
 


Mr. Henry Rotich, B.A. (Econ.), MA (Econ.), MPA - Cabinet Secretary, the National Treasury 
Mr. Henry Rotich (48 years) is the Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury. He holds a Master’s Degree in Economics and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (First Class Honours), both from University of Nairobi. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Harvard University. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Rotich was the head of Macroeconomics at the Treasury, Ministry of Finance, since March 2006. Under this capacity, he was involved in formulation of macroeconomic policies that ensured an affordable and sustainable path of public spending aimed at achieving the Government’s development priorities. Prior to joining the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Rotich worked at 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.Prior to joining the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Rotich worked at the Research Department of the Central Bank of Kenya since 1994. Between 2001 and 2004, he was attached to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) local office in Nairobi to work as an economist.

 
Dr. Eng. Joseph Njoroge, CBS, PhD, MBA, BSc (Eng.), R. Cons. Eng., C. Eng., MIET, FIEK - Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum
Dr. Eng. Joseph Njoroge (59 years) is the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum. He was the Managing Director of the Company from June 2007 until he was appointed to his current position in May 2013. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree, MBA in Strategic Management and First Class Honours Degree in Electrical Engineering
all from University of Nairobi. He is a Registered Consulting Engineer, a Chartered Engineer, a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK) and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya. He is also a member of the Institute of Directors of Kenya and a trainer in Corporate Governance. He has wide experience in power
engineering and management of the power sector, having joined the Company in 1980 and serving in various senior positions prior to his appointment as Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum.
 
 

Kenneth Tarus, B.Com (Hons), MBA, PhD (Finance), CPA (K) – Managing Director and CEO
Dr. Kenneth Tarus (47 years) is the Company’s Managing Director and CEO. Dr. Tarus holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Business Administration (Finance) from Kabarak University, an MBA and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Nairobi. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Member of the Kenya Institute of Management. He previously held the position of General Manager in charge of Finance in the Company. He was appointed Acting Managing Director and CEO of the Company in January 2017 following the retirement of Dr. Ben Chumo and appointed to the position in 1st August 2017. Dr. Tarus has extensive work experience in management and accounting having held senior positions in various organisations and in the energy sector.

 

Mrs. Brenda Eng’omo, B.A (Development Studies), Diploma in Education
Mrs. Brenda Eng’omo (32 years) holds a Bachelor’s degree in Developmental Studies from Mt. Kenya University and a Diploma in Education from Kenya Science Teachers College. She has experience in Project Management and currently works as Programme Project Officer for Hunger Safety Net in Turkana North and Kibish Sub County in Turkana County. She previously worked as a high school teacher. She is the Chairperson of Kataboi Girls Secondary School in Turkana County. She joined the Board on 23rd December 2016.

Mr. Kairo Thuo, LLB (Hons), Dip. (Law), CPA (K) Mr. Kairo Thuo (42 years) holds Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi and is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya, CPA (K). He is the founding partner at Viva Africa Consulting which specialises on consultancy in tax, legal and financial. Prior to joining Viva Africa Consulting he was responsible for establishing and running the Tax Transaction Advisory group for Deloitte & Touche and was director of the unit. Mr. Kairo has extensive experience in all areas of taxation, transaction advisory and legal structuring in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania. He is the non-executive director of NIC Bank, ICEA-Lion Asset Management and Special Economic Zones Authority. He joined the Board on 23rd December 2016.

Mr. Wilson Mugung’ei, B.A (Math.), MBA (Finance)
Mr. Wilson Mugung’ei (51 years) has over 20 years’ experience in investment banking and fund management. Mr. Mugung’ei has progressive experience in investment environments and in various capacities notably in operations management and dealership in stockbrokerage. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Kenyatta University and Global Executive Master of Business Adminstration from United States International University. He is also a director of Quadrix Capital Management Limited and Seriani Asset Managers Limited. He joined the Board on 19th December 2014.
 
Mr. Adil Khawaja, LLB (Hons), Dip. (Law)
Mr. Adil Khawaja (46 years) joined the Board on 19th December 2014. He specializes in commercial law, corporate law, real estate law, energy, oil and gas, commercial litigation and arbitration. He has over 23 years of dispute resolution experience and vast experience in real estate and finance work. He has undertaken many complex company restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, bank security work and bank regulatory work, schemes of arrangement for banks and other companies. Mr. Khawaja holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from University of Sheffield and is an advocate of High Court of Kenya. He is also the chairman of KCB Bank Kenya Limited and serves as a
director in several other private companies.
 
Mrs. Beatrice Gathirwa, Bcom, MBA, CPA(K) - Alternate Director,the National Treasury
 
Mrs. Beatrice Gathirwa (61 years) is a Senior Deputy Accountant General/Director of National Assets and Liabilities Management Investment in the Diretorate of Public Investment and Portfolio Management in the National Treasury. She Holds a Masters of Business Administration, Moi University, Bachelors of Commerce (Accounting Option), University of Nairobi and a Certified Public Accountant (K). She has over 30 years experience in the Public Sector. Mrs. Beatrice Gathirwa joined the Board on 5th May 2017 as Alternate Director to The National Treasury.
 
Beatrice Meso, LL.B, LL.M, Dip (Law), MBA, CPS(K), MCIArb - General Manager, Corporate Affairs and Company Secretary
 
Beatrice Meso is the Secretary to the Board of Directors. She holds a Master of Laws (LL.M), Bachelor of Laws (LL.B Hons) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees from the University of Nairobi. She also holds Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law and is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a Certified Public Secretary, an Arbitrator, a Commissioner for Oaths and a Notary Public. She has proficiency in public and private sector administration, governance, policy formulation and implementation, company secretarial practice, legal and regulatory matters and in electricity trade.
 
Eng. Isaac Kiva, OGW, BSc (Eng.), R. Eng., MIEK - Alternate Director, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum
Eng. Isaac Kiva (49 years) is currently the Secretary for Renewable Energy at the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum. Eng. Kiva has wide experience in public sector management, having held senior Government positions for over 20 years. He is a registered Professional Engineer with the Engineers Board of Kenya and a member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya. Eng. Kiva joined the Board on 16th December 2009 as an Alternate Director to the Permanent
Secretary Ministry of Energy and Petroleum.