People: Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd (KPLC.NR)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Eliazar Ochola

66 2010 Chairman of the Board

Ben Chumo

58 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Director

Kenneth Tarus

General Manager, Finance

Samuel Ndirangu

General Manager, Information Communication and Technology

Abubakar Shariff

General Manager, Human Resource & Administration

Beatrice Meso

General Manager, Corporate Affairs & Company Secretary

Peter Kinuthia

General Manager, Business Strategy

Benson Muriithi

General Manager, Network Management

Joshua Mutua

General Manager, Customer Service

Stanley Mutwiri

General Manager, Infrastructure Development

Peter Mwichigi

General Manager, Regional Coordination

John Ombui

General Manager, Supply Chain

Macharia Kariuki

58 2009 Director

Theodorah Malla-Kilukumi

49 2007 Director

Jacob Mwirigi

69 2009 Director

Jane Nashida

42 Director

Joseph Njoroge

56 2013 Director

Patrick Obath

59 2009 Director

Kamau Thugge

57 2013 Director

Biographies

Name Description

Eliazar Ochola

Mr. Eliazar Ochieng Ochola has been Chairman of the Board of Directors at Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd since March 4, 2010. He joined the Board of Directors of the Company on December 8, 2006. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree (Accounting). He has over 40 years experience in private sector management, having worked in senior positions in multinational corporations including Kenya Swiss Chemical Limited (Ciba Geigy Group). He is also Director of Wanyaka General Supplies Company Limited. He is Member of Company's Audit Committee.

Ben Chumo

Dr. Ben K. Chumo has been Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Director of Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd since January 7, 2014. Before that he has been Acting Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Director of Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd since July 1, 2013. He joined the Company in July 1986. He was appointed Chief Manager, Human Resources and Administration at the Company in 2003. He holds a Bachelor of Arts, Doctorate in Philosophy and Master of Business Administration degrees. He is Member of the Strategy and Customer Service, Staff and Remuneration, Procurement Oversight, Information Communication and Technology and Power Purchase Agreement Committees of the Company.

Kenneth Tarus

Mr. Kenneth Tarus serves as General Manager, Finance at The Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Business Administration degree. He is Certified Public Accountant.

Samuel Ndirangu

Eng. Samuel Ndirangu is General Manager, Information Communication and Technology of Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd. He is Registered Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering.

Abubakar Shariff

Mr. Abubakar Swaleh Shariff serves as General Manager, Human Resource & Administration at The Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Education degree and Master of Business Administration degree.

Beatrice Meso

Ms. Beatrice Mugeni Meso serves as General Manager, Corporate Affairs & Company Secretary at Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd. She has served as Company Secretary at Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd since October 1, 2013. She holds a Bachelor of Legal Letters degree, Master of Legal Letters degree and a Master of Business Administration Degree. She also holds a Diploma in Law.

Peter Kinuthia

Eng. Peter Mungai Kinuthia serves as General Manager, Business Strategy at The Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering, Master of Business Administration degree and is Registered Engineer.

Benson Muriithi

Eng. Benson Muriithi is General Manager, Network Management at The Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited. Before that, he was Chief Manager, Distribution of Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd. He is Registered Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and MBA degree.

Joshua Mutua

Mr. Joshua Mutua serves as General Manager, Customer Service at The Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering.

Stanley Mutwiri

Eng. Stanley K. Mutwiri serves as General Manager, Infrastructure Development at Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd. Before that, he has been Chief Manager, Projects at Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd. He holds Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree. He is Registered Engineer.

Peter Mwichigi

Mr. Peter Mwichigi serves as General Manager, Regional Coordination at The Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Engineering and Executive Master of Business Administration. He also holds PM Diploma.

John Ombui

Eng. John Ombui is General Manager, Supply Chain at Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd. Before that, he has been Chief Manager, Supplies, Stores & Transport of Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree and MBA. He is Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Macharia Kariuki

Mr. Macharia Kariuki has been Director of Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd since December 18, 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and has experience in private sector management. He is currently in horticulture business, prior to which he worked as Sales Manager with the United Distributing Company Ltd., and with the Nation Media Group. Within the Company he is Member of Audit and Information Communication and Technology Committees and Chairman of the Procurement Oversight Committee.

Theodorah Malla-Kilukumi

Dr. Theodorah Malla-Kilukumi has been Director of Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd since October 15, 2007. She holds a Bachelors degree in Medicine and Surgery. She has experience in medical health practice and community leadership. She is also Director of Elasticity Properties Limited and Dee Properties Limited. She is Chairperson of the Staff and Remuneration Committee, and Member of Procurement Oversight Committee and Information Communication and Technology Committee.

Jacob Mwirigi

Mr. Jacob K. Mwirigi has been Director of Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd since December 18, 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and has experience in the insurance and oil industries. Mr. Mwirigi has also served as Director of Kabage & Mwirigi Insurance Brokers, prior to which he worked with the East African Community, KPLC and American Life Insurance Company Ltd. He is currently in private business and is also Director of Orix Oil (Kenya), Meru Ginnery (1994) Ltd., Apex Petroleum Ltd. and Remu DTM Limited. Within the Company he is also Chairman of the Audit and Member of the Staff and Remuneration and Procurement Oversight Committees.

Jane Nashida

Ms. Jane Apetet Nashida serves as Director at Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd. She has training in accounting, and religious studies and philosophy. She holds Bachelor of Arts degree in Development Studies. Ms. Nashida has worked with the Constituency Development Fund and Finnish Free Foreign Mission. Previously, she worked with the Parliamentary Service Commission Constituency Office, Turkana, and the Full Gospel Development Project. She is Board Member of Uhuru High School in Lokichar, Turkana County. She is Member of the Staff and Remuneration and Procurement Oversight Committees of the Company, as well as Chairman of the Information Communication and Technology Committee.

Joseph Njoroge

Eng. Joseph K. Njoroge serves as Director at Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd. He was Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director of Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd from June 2007 to June 30, 2013. He was reappointed Director of the Company on August 2, 2013. His resignation followed his nomination as the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Master of Business Administration with a major in Strategic Management. He has experience in power engineering and management. He joined the Company in 1980 and rose through the ranks to become Managing Director in June 2007. He is a Chartered Electrical Engineer, Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK, a Registered Consulting Engineer, and is also a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya.

Patrick Obath

Eng. Patrick E. O. Obath has been Director of Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd since December 18, 2009. He is Managing Consultant for Eduardo Associates. He is Member of the Energy Institute (UK), the Petroleum Institute of East Africa and the Institution of Engineers in Kenya. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nottingham. He is Registered Engineer. He previously worked with Shell, advising companies in different parts of the world, and also served as Managing Director of Kenya Shell. He is faculty with Duke Corporate Education and he is also past Chairman of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA). He is Member of the National Economic and Social Council of Kenya, Chairman of PZ Cussons E A Ltd., a director in Afren Plc (UK), and a Fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN) and the African Leadership Initiative (ALI). Within the Company he is also Member of the Audit and Chairman of Strategy & Customer Service and IPP Committees.

Kamau Thugge

Dr. Kamau Thugge has served as Director at Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd since August 2, 2013. He is currently the Principal Secretary at The National Treasury. He has previously worked in the Ministry of Finance as Head of Fiscal and Monetary Affairs Department, Economic Secretary and as Senior Economic Advisor. Before joining the Ministry of Finance he worked with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as Economist/Senior Economist and Deputy Division Chief. Dr. Thugge holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from Colorado College, USA; Master’s in Economics from Johns Hopkins University, USA; and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Economics, also from Johns Hopkins University.
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