Board of Directors

Amb. (Eng.) Mahboub Maalim Mohamed - Board Chairman 
Amb. (Eng.) Maalim Mohamed (60 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 the Kenya Engineers’ Registration Board 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. Before going to study in USA he trained on water technology for three years in the Kenya Water Institute and served as an Inspector of Water responsible for water supplies, planning, construction and operation & maintenance in Kenya, where he rose to the position of District Water Engineer serving in various areas in Kenya. 

Amb. (Eng.) Maalim Mohamed has served in various senior positions including District Project Coordinator for World Bank financed Drought Recovery Project in the Arid Areas of Kenya, 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.

 

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 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 & Petroleum. 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, 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 & 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 & Petroleum.
 
 

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 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, 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. Mr. Khawaja is also the chairman of KCB Bank Kenya Limited and serves as a director on 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 Directorate 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. 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 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.
 
Hon. Zipporah Jesang Kering, Bachelor of Education Degree, Certificate in Education
Hon. Zipporah Kering (51years) 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 coach and has taken world junior athletic teams in world championships. She joined the Board on 1st December 2017.
 

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