Board of Directors Profile

Vivienne Yeda, OGW, LL.B, LL.M, MBA
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Vivienne Yeda was appointed the Chairman of the Board on 13th November 2020. Vivienne is the Director General, East African Development Bank. She holds a Master of Business Administration (ECU), Master of Laws (LLM) from the University College London, and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons.) from the University of Nairobi. She is an expert in Foreign Relations Law, International Economic Law, business operations, and financial transactions in public and private sector operations including project finance and structured finance. Vivienne joined the Board on 20th July 2020.
 
Eng. Rosemary Oduor, BTech. (Elec & Comms.), MBA, R. Eng.
Ag. Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Eng. Rosemary Oduor was appointed as the Acting Managing Director and CEO on 4th August 2021. She holds a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Electrical and Communications Engineering from Moi University and Master of Business Administration from the University of Nairobi. She is a registered Professional Engineer with the Engineers Board of Kenya. Eng. Rosemary has wide experience in engineering and management having joined the Company in 1991 and served in various senior positions. She is fifty-four years old. Prior to her appointment, she was the Company's General Manager in charge of Commercial Services & Sales.  
 

Amb. Ukur Yatani, B.A. (Econ.), MA (Econ.), MPA  
Cabinet Secretary, The National Treasury 

Ambassador Ukur Yatani holds a Master of Arts in Public Administration and Public Policy degree from University of York, United Kingdom; and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree, Egerton University, Kenya. He is the Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury, a position he has held since 14th January 2020. Prior to this appointment, he was the Cabinet Secretary for Labour and Social Protection. He served as the pioneer Governor of Marsabit County, Member of Parliament for North Horr constituency and Assistant Minister for Science and Technology. He has also served as Kenya’s Ambassador to Austria with accreditation to Hungary and Slovakia and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna. Further to this, he has 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) and Vice President of Convention on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPJ). Amb. Yatani is fifty-four years old and has over 30 years, experience in public administration, politics, diplomacy and governance.

Maj. Gen (Rtd) Dr. Gordon Kihalangwa, CBS, ‘ndc’ (K), ‘ensp’ (RSA), ‘psc’ (K)
CPrincipal Secretary, Ministry of Energy.
Maj. Gen (Rtd) Dr. Gordon Kihalangwa, CBS joined the Ministry of Energy as the Principal Secretary from the State Department for Public Works in October 2021. He also served as the Director for Immigration services between August 2014 and March 2018 when he was appointed as the Principal Secretary, State Department for Immigration and Citizen Services, in the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government. He also had a short stint as Principal Secretary, Ministry of Defence in August 2019 before being reassigned in the same capacity to the State Department for Public Works in the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works in September 2019.
Prior to joining the Civil Service, he worked in the Military which he joined as a Cadet Officer close to 40 years ago. He diligently served and worked his way through the ranks and rose to the rank of Major General and was appointed to the position of Assistant Chief of General Staff in-charge of Personnel and Logistics. He retired as a Major General in 2014 after close to 33 years of Service.
During his time in the Military, Maj. Gen (Rtd) Dr. Kihalangwa underwent various military courses and Strategic Leadership training, locally and internationally. He is an Alumni of the National Defence College (K), National Defence College ‘ensp’ (RSA) and Defence Staff College (K). He holds a PhD and a Master’s degree in International Studies and Diplomacy from Washington International University (WIU) in the United States of America. He further holds a Diploma in Strategic Studies and a Diploma in International Studies both from the University of Nairobi (UoN). He is sixty-five years old.
 
 
Eng. Abdulrazaq Ali, BSc. (Civ. Eng.), MSc. (Civ. Eng.), MBA, R. Eng., FIEK 
Eng. Abdulrazaq Ali holds a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. He has over 35 years’ experience in public service having served in the Government as a deputy and chief executive of various state corporations, and later as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministries of Transport and Trade. Eng. Ali is a registered Consulting Engineer with the Engineers Board of Kenya and is a fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya. He is also an associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK). He is sixty-six years old and joined the Board on 20th July 2020.
 
Caroline Kittony-Waiyaki, LLB (Hons), Dip. (Law)   
Caroline Kittony-Waiyaki is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of East Anglia, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. She is a Senior Partner at Kittony Waiyaki Advocates and has over 30 years of experience in civil and commercial practice in the areas of Conveyance, Civil and Commercial Practice Intellectual Property, International Corporate Finance and Public Private Partnerships, Project Development, Joint Ventures, Mergers, Acquisitions and Energy Law. She is a registered trustee with Capital Market Authority, Commissioner of Oaths, Notary Public and Patent Agent. She is fifty-five years old and joined the Board on 20th July 2020.
 
Eng. Elizabeth Rogo, BSc, B. Eng 
Eng. Elizabeth Rogo holds a Bachelor of Science from Mount Saint Vincent University and a Bachelor of Engineering from Dalhousie University both in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TSAVO Oilfield Services and has over 20 years’ international experience in Engineering, Operations, Project Management, Consultancy, Business Development and Management in Oil and Gas (onshore and offshore) for global companies including BJ Services, Baker Hughes and Weatherford International. Areas of operations include Canada, USA, Europe and Africa. Eng. Rogo was recently appointed the President for the Africa Energy Chamber (East Africa). She is fifty-eight years old and joined the Board on 20th July 2020.
 
Kairo Thuo, LLB (Hons), CPA (K), CPA (T), ACII 
Kairo Thuo is both a lawyer and accountant by profession. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons.) from the University of Nairobi and is a CPA-K and CPA-T holder from Strathmore University. He is a consultant and founder partner of Viva Africa Consulting LLP and Viva Africa Consulting Limited. He was previously responsible for establishing and running the Tax Transaction Advisory Group at Deloitte and Touche and was the Director of the unit. He has extensive experience in all areas of legal, finance and taxation including specialized tax service lines in direct and indirect taxation including customs, international tax and transfer pricing in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and other countries in Africa. He has conducted numerous tax and legal training seminars in Kenya and Tanzania and specific tax and legal workshops for various clients in Kenya. He was recognised by KRA in the annual taxpayers’ awards for contribution towards tax education and by the IFC for outstanding tax advice contribution in the Kenya and Uganda Railways concession process. He is forty-six years old and joined the Board on 13th November 2020.
 
Sachen Gudka, BSc. (Econ.), Chartered Accountant
Sachen Gudka holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the London School of Economics, and is a Chartered Accountant by profession, having qualified with Price Waterhouse in London. He is now the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director of a diverse group of printing companies in Kenya including Chrome Partners Limited, The Print Exchange Limited, Skanem Interlabels Nairobi Limited, Armor East Africa Imaging Supplies Limited and Flexo World Limited. The group exports printed material to over 15 countries and is an authorized label supplier for major multinational and national companies as well as UK and European retailers. He served as Chairman of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers, and is the Vice Chairman of Comesa Business Council and a Director of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance. He is fifty-five years old and joined the Board on 20th July 2020.

Eng. Benson Mwakina, HSC
M (Energy & Resources); MBA (E); BSc (Elect. Eng.); PE; MIEK, M.AEPEA Alternate Director to the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy
Eng. Benson Mlambo Mwakina, HSC is the Director of Renewable Energy at the Ministry of Energy and heads the Alternative Energy Technologies Department. He is responsible for policy formulation and promotion of development and utilization of Alternative Energy Technologies which include Solar, Wind, Small Hydro Power, Waste to Energy and Cogeneration
Eng. Mwakina is a registered Professional Engineer with the Engineer’s Board of Kenya, a Member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya, and a corporate member of the Association of Energy Professionals of East Africa. He has wide experience in public sector management having held various positions over the past thirty-one years since graduation.
His career started at Nairobi City Council where he rose from the position of Assistant Engineer II in 1990 to Chief Electrical Engineer in 2004. He then joined the Ministry of Nairobi Metropolitan Development as Principal Superintending Engineer in 2010. In 2014, he joined the Ministry of Energy as Senior Principal Superintending Engineer and was promoted to his current position of Director of Renewable Energy in July, 2017.
Eng. Mwakina has trained both locally and internationally on renewable energy technologies, project formulation, feasibility study analysis, environmental impact analysis, contract management, and funding among others.
He holds a Master of Energy & Technologies degree from Habin Bin Khalifa University in Qatar, an MBA(E) from JKUAT, and a BSc degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the University of Nairobi.
He is fifty-four years old and joined the Board on 19th October, 2021 as an Alternate Director to the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy.


Mr. Humphrey Muhu
Non-Executive Director
Humphrey Muhu holds a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics & Statistics) from Kenyatta University, Bachelor of Philosophy (Economics) and a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Nairobi. He also holds a Diploma in Financial Management from KCA University. Mr. Muhu is an Economist with over 30 years’ experience in various government ministries and departments. He is fifty-seven years old and joined the Board on 25th June 2021 as Alternate Director to the Cabinet Secretary, the National Treasury.

Imelda Bore LL.B, LL.M, Dip(Law), H.Dip (HR), CPS(K), AMCIArb,
General Manager, Corporate Affairs & Company Secretary

Imelda Bore is the Secretary to the Board of Directors. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Moi University and Master of Laws (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. She is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with over 15 years, post admission experience, a Commissioner for Oaths and a Notary Public. Imelda joined Kenya Power in November 2008 having previously worked at the State Law Office as a Litigation Counsel. She is an active member of the Law Society of Kenya, a Certified Secretary CPS (K) and an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She was appointed as Acting Company Secretary in July 2018 and confirmed to the position in December 2019.

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.