Board of Directors

Amb. (Eng.) Mahboub Maalim BSc (Civ. Eng.), MSc (Civ. Eng.), R. Eng. Chairman of the Board 

Amb. (Eng.) Mahboub Maalim (61 years) joined the Board of Directors of the Company on 1st December 2017 and was appointed the Chairman of the Board on 9th January 2018. He is a registered Engineer with Kenya's Engineers Registration Board (ERB) and a member of the Institute of Engineers of Kenya. Amb (Eng.) Maalim Mohamed holds M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Civil Engineering from Texas A&I University in USA.

 Amb (Eng.) Mahboub Mohamed has served in various senior positions including District Project Coordinator for World Bank Financed Drought Recovery Project in the arid areas of Kenya, and Deputy National Project Coordinator and National Coordinator of Arid Lands Resource Management Project. He also served as Permanent Secretary in Ministries of State for Special Programs in Office of the President and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Water and Irrigation and executive director at Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the Ambassador at IGAD.

Ekur Yatani, Cabinet Secretary, Treasury

Ambassador Yatani has over 27-year experience in public administration, politics, diplomacy and governance in public sector since 1992. In January, 2018 he was appointed the Cabinet Secretary for Labour and Social Protection, a position he’s serving todate. Between the years 2006-2007 while Member of Parliament for North Horr constituency, he also served as an Assistant minister for science and technology. At the height of his career (March 2013-August 2017), he served as a pioneer Governor of Marsabit County, the largest County in the Republic of Kenya. Between June 2009 and October 2012, he served as Kenya’s Ambassador to Austria with Accreditation to Hungary and Slovakia and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna. In this position, he aggressively pursued and advanced Kenya’s foreign interests. He held senior leadership positions at various diplomatic and international agencies such as International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), United Nations Organization on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Vice Chairperson of United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC), Vice President of Convention on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPJ), and chair of African Group of Ambassadors among others. Between 1992—2015, he served in different positions in Kenya’s Public Administration including a District Commissioner, where he sharpened his management and administrative skills. He has Master of Arts in Public Administration and Public Policy, University of York, United Kingdom, 2005; and Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Egerton University, Kenya, 1991.

Mr. Bernard Ngugi, Managing Director and CEO 

Mr Ngugi was previously the Company’s General Manager in charge of Supply Chain. He takes over from Eng. Jared Othieno who has been the Acting Managing Director & CEO since July last year when he was appointed to the position following the exit of the former Management team.

Mr Ngugi has over 30 years’ experience in the Company with expertise in financial and revenue accounting, internal audit and supply chain management. He holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting.

He is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya. He is also a Certified Public Secretary of Kenya and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya.

Additionally, Mr Ngugi holds a Graduate Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies and is a member of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management.

Dr. (Eng.) Joseph Njoroge CBS, PhD, MBA, BSc (Eng.), R. Cons. Eng., C. Eng., MIET, FIEK – Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy
Dr. Eng. Joseph Njoroge (60 years) is the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy. He was the Managing Director of the Company since June 2007 until he was appointed to his current position in May 2013. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree, Master's in Business Administration (MBA) in Strategic Management and First Class Honours degree in Electrical Engineering all from the University of Nairobi. He is a Registered Consulting Engineer, a Chartered Engineer, a Member of the Institution of Engineering & 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. He joined the Company in 1980 and served in various senior positions prior to his appointment as Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy
 
 

Mrs. Brenda Kokoi BA (Dev. Studies), Dip. Ed.  

Mrs. Brenda Eng’omo (33 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 counties in Turkana county. She previously worked for Oxfam GB as Field Supervisor and as a high school teacher. She was the chairperson of Kataboi Girls Secondary School in Turkana County and is currently a board member of Lokitaung Girls Secondary School. She joined the Board on 23rd December 2016.

 

 

Mr. Kairo Thuo LLB (Hons), CPA (K), CPA (T), ACII 

Kairo Thuo (43 years) is a consultant and a founder partner of Viva Africa Consulting LLP and Viva Africa Consulting Limited. Kairo is both a lawyer and accountant by profession. He attended Strathmore College and the University of Nairobi where he graduated with Bachelor of Law (LLB Hons) and is a Certified Public Accountant - Kenya (CPA-K) and CPA-T holder. He was previously responsible for establishing and running the Tax Transaction Advisory Group at Deloitte and Touche and was the Director of the unit. Mr. Kairo was recently recognised by the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) in the annual taxpayers’ awards for contribution towards tax education and by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for outstanding tax advice contribution in the Kenya and Uganda Railways concession process.

Mr. Wilson Mugung’ei, B.A (Math.), MBA 
Mr. Wilson Mugung’ei (52 years) has over 20 years’ experience in investment banking and fund management. He also has experience in investment environments and in various capacities notably in operations management and dealership in stock brokerage. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Kenyatta University and Global Executive Master of Business Administration 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 LL.B (Hons), Dip. (Law) 
Mr. Adil Khawaja (47 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. Mr. Khawaja served as the Chairman of KCB Bank (Kenya Limited) and serves as a director on several other private companies.
 
Mrs. Beatrice Gathirwa B.Com, MBA, CPA(K) Alternate Director, the National Treasury 
Mrs. Beatrice Gathirwa (62 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 Master's of Business Administration (MBA) from Moi University, and a Bachelors of Commerce (Accounting Option) from the University of Nairobi. she is also a Certified Public Accountant (Kenya). She has over 30 years’ experience in the public sector. She joined the Board on 5th May 2017 as Alternate Director to The National Treasury
 
 
 
Eng. Isaac Kiva, OGW BSc (Eng.), R. Eng., MIEK Alternate Director, Ministry of Energy  
Eng. Isaac Kiva (50 years) is currently the Secretary for Renewable Energy at the Ministry of Energy. 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. He is also a gold member of the Association of Energy Professionals (East Africa). Eng. Kiva joined the Board on 16th December 2009 as an Alternate Director to the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy.
 
 
Hon. Zipporah Kering B.Ed, Dip. Ed.  
Hon. Zipporah Kering (52 years) holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Kenyatta University and a Certificate in Education from Highridge Teachers Training College. She is the immediate Nandi County Women Representative and served as member of committee in health, KEWOPA and National Cohesion and Integration Committee. She previously worked as a school teacher for over 20 years and served as Executive KNUT secretary in Nandi County. Hon. Kering is a trained athletic couch and has taken world junior athletic teams in world championships. She joined the Board on 1st December 2017.
 
Imelda Bore LL.B, LL.M, Dip(Law), H.Dip (HR), CPS(K), AMCIArb Ag. General Manager, Corporate Affairs & Company Secretary   
Imelda was appointed Acting General Manager, Corporate Affairs and Company Secretary on 17th July 2018 and is the Secretary to the Board of Directors. She is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with over 15 years post admission experience. She is a Commissioner for Oaths and a Notary Public. She holds a Bachelors of Law degree (LLB) from Moi University and a Masters Degree in Law (LLM) (Public Finance) from the University of Nairobi. Additionally, she holds a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law and a Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management. 
 

A board manual and charter exists as reference guides for directors of the Company. Both expound and explain the collective and individual powers, duties, obligations and responsibities of the Directors. They also highlight the requirements of good governance which are necessary to keep the level of standards of the Company up to international practice.