Mrs. Rebecca Miano is the Managing Director & CEO of Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen), a position she has held since October 2017. She is the first woman to hold the position since the company was established in 1954.
Mrs. Miano has close to 30 years consolidated experience in the energy sector, having started off her career at the Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) in 1991. Over the years, she has carved for herself a niche in Business Law and Corporate Governance. In 2010, while serving as KenGen’s Company Secretary & Legal Affairs Director, she won the Company Secretary of the Year award in the Champions of Governance Awards series. The same year, she was awarded the Order of the Grand Warrior of Kenya (OGW) by the Head of State in recognition of her outstanding service to the nation. In 2019, she received another presidential decoration - the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear – from H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta for her contribution to the growth of Kenya’s energy sector.
Between July 2015 and February 2016, Mrs. Miano was appointed to hold brief as Human Resource and Administration Director in addition to her role of Company Secretary and Legal Affairs Director. This is a period she describes as a defining moment in her career, especially when it comes to working with people.
Mrs. Miano has been a member of St. Paul’s University Council since 2010 where she chaired the Finance and General Purposes Committee from 2013 to 2016. She has also served in the Finance Committee of the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK). In November 2019, she was appointed to the Board of Global Compact Network, Kenya. The same year, she was named among the Top 100 Women CEOs in Africa by Reset Global People in partnership with Pulse and Avance Media. Mrs. Miano has recently joined the World Bank Group’s Advisory Council on Gender and Development.
Mrs. Miano holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree, a Diploma in Law and Post-graduate studies in Comparative Law. In 2010, she completed the Advanced Management Programme from Strathmore University. She is a registered Certified Public Secretary of Kenya and is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK) and the Law Society of Kenya (LSK). Additionally, she is a Commissioner of Oaths (Since 2001), a Notary Public (since 2003) and a finalist of the Chartered Arbitrator.
During her tenure as CEO, Mrs. Miano has led KenGen’s diversification agenda under the Good-2-Great transformative strategy. This has seen KenGen venture into the African market offering renewable energy solutions most notably in the horn of Africa where the company is currently implementing two large geothermal development projects.
Mrs. Miano is married with two children. She enjoys spending her free time reading, travelling and watching plays and sometimes knitting.
With a career spanning over 17 years, Paul has worked with various institutions such as I&M Bank Limited and Ecobank Kenya Limited. He joins KenGen from Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited where he was the Company Secretary and Senior Legal Counsel since July 2015.
He holds a Bachelor of Law (LLB) from the University of Nairobi, a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law and is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Commissioner for Oaths, Notary Public as well as a registered Certified Public Secretary.
FCPA(K) Mr. John Mudany is a zealous financial management expert with extensive experience. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting, Master of Business Administration in Marketing and Master of International Business Administration (MIBA). He is a member of the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).
Prior experience includes: Coca Cola (Finance and Performance Manager), Orbit Distributors (MD & CEO), Kenya Airways, World Vision International and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Mr Mudany joined KenGen in November 2008 as the Finance and ICT Director. His key responsibilities include: capital raising, management of finances and banking relations, financial reporting, budgets process management and control, balance sheet restructuring and cost saving mechanisms. He is also responsible for the development of cutting edge information technology infrastructure.
Departments: Corporate Finance, Finance and Information Communication & Technology.
Eng. Solomon Kariuki holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Operations) both from the University of Nairobi. He boasts an illustrious career in the energy sector spanning over 28 years.
Prior to his appointment as Operations Director on 1st August 2016, he was the Technical Services Manager. He joined Kenya Power and Lighting Company as a trainee engineer 28 years ago and served in various capacities, ultimately growing through the ranks to the current position of Operations Director.
Key responsibilities comprise overseeing operations and maintenance of power plants and availability at optimized costs, rehabilitation and upgrade of plants to facilitate uptake of the latest technology to improve efficiency and extend plant life, continuous improvement and automation of systems to align with best practice.
Departments: Eastern Hydros, Thermal, Upper Tana, Technical Services and Western Hydros.
Engineer Abel Rotich is a seasoned power sector engineer with a wealth of experience in energy generation and geothermal resources development. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, several project management courses and a graduate of Advanced Management Programme from Strathmore University.
He joined Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited more than thirty years ago and rose through the ranks to the position of Geothermal Development Director in KenGen in September 2014, having served as a manager in, Thermal and Wind power plants.
He is the current Chairman of the Geothermal Association of Kenya, a former Branch Chairman of The Institution of Engineers of Kenya and a member of the Geological Society of Kenya. He is a registered engineer and a member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK).
He was appointed KenGen’s Geothermal Director in September 2014. He is responsible for geothermal resource assessment, drilling, steam establishment for power generation and operation of electricity power plants constructed within the geothermal area. Before his appointment to the current position, He was involved in the management of hydro, thermal and wind power plants.
Departments: Geothermal Operations and Geothermal Resource Development
Mr. David Muthike is a distinguished business strategist with tested experience in power sector strategy-formulation and implementation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Master of Business Administration in Strategy, Post-Graduate diploma in Project Appraisal and Management and a certificate in Advanced Management and Leadership Programme. He is a graduate engineer with Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK) and a member of The Kenya Institute of Management (KIM).
He was appointed to the Company’s Strategy and Business Performance Division in September 2014. A major role of this function is to support the Company in maintaining “thought leadership” in power generation and related services. His responsibilities include: development and management of the Company’s strategy by identifying and driving execution of strategic initiatives and growth opportunities; driving innovation that develops new ways of meeting the Company’s goals; leading and managing the Company’s result-based performance and accountability system and driving knowledge harvesting and transfer across the business. He previously worked in various divisions and departments within the Company, including: Managing Director’s Office, Corporate Planning, Technical Audit and Institutional Strengthening.
Departments: Strategy, Business Performance and Innovation & Knowledge Transfer.
Mr. Abraham Serem is a seasoned human resource practitioner with vast experience both in Kenya and East Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nairobi. His other professional qualifications include: Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management and a Diploma in Intermediate Executive Coaching from the Academy of Executive Coaching. He is a member of the Institute of Human Resource Management.
Prior experience includes: Heineken East Africa Ltd where he held the position of HR Director, East Africa Breweries Ltd, Nampak East Africa and Reckitt Benckiser East Africa, where he held various senior managerial positions.
Mr Serem joined KenGen on March 1st 2016 as the Human Resource and Administration Director. He is responsible for human capital planning, recruitment, development, performance management, reward and wellness. He is also in charge of employee relations, as well as management of all the Company’s transport and logistics.
Departments: Human Resource, Performance & Change and Administration.
Mr. Philip Yego is a supply chain management expert with a wealth of experience in the supply chain industry. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, Master of Business Administration in Finance, diploma in Purchasing and Supplies from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and The Supply (UK) and a diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Management from Kenya Institute of Management. He is a member of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM), Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (MCIPS).
He joined KenGen in October 2014 and is responsible for providing oversight in the efficient and effective operations of the supply chain function of the company which includes the management of tenders & contract, Inventory and logistic and supplier relationship. He is responsible for tenders, contracts, compliance, fuel & general purchases, spares and commodities, planning and inventory. Prior to joining KenGen, he worked in senior management positions in various institutions which include the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), University of Nairobi Enterprises and Services (UNES), Uchumi, Postbank and Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB). Beyond the practitioner world, Mr. Yego has added the unique technical skills in the academic sector. He also worked at Kenyatta University as a Lecturer in the same field.
Departments: Tenders and Contracts, Inventory and Logistics.
Mary Maalu is a finance expert with extensive experience in Audit, Financial Management and Corporate Finance. She holds Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) degrees from the University of Nairobi. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK). She also holds a Certificate in Senior Leadership Management Programme (SLMP) from Strathmore University and a Certificate in Utility Regulation and Strategy from University of Florida.
Prior experience includes: Ernst & Young where she held the position of Assistant Manager Audit, Kenya Airways Management positions including Manager Credit Control, Manager Outstations and Outstation Manager Treasury.
She joined KenGen in January 2011 as the Corporate Finance Manager. Her key responsibilities included raising capital for power generation projects, securing working capital facilities, Project finance and accounting, Treasury Management- financial modelling, cash flow forecasting, funds management, investments and foreign currency dealing, Tax planning and compliance, Revenue billing and collection, Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) development and Investor Relations management.
She was appointed as the Corporate & Regulatory Services Director on 1st August 2020. She is responsible for Regulatory Environment Management, Stakeholder Management, development and negotiation of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), Quality & Safety audits, Corporate Affairs, Community Engagement, Environment &CDM and Business Process Improvement.
Departments: Regulatory Affairs, Quality & Safety, Communication, Community Affairs, Environment & CDM and Business Process Improvement.
Building on over 15 years in strategic and project planning in the Power Sector while working with KenGen in various positions, Elizabeth is a well skilled Energy strategy and power projects planning, appraisal and financing expert with a keen interest in Public Policy.
I hold a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Nairobi; a Bachelor of Arts (Accounting & Economics) from Moi University and a Post graduate Diploma in Financial Management. A Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA) K and currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Policy with Strathmore University.
Currently serving as the Ag. Business Development Director, I have been working as the Capital Planning and PPP Manager since 2014, and previously as Capital Planning and Strategy Manager between 2009 and 2014.
My current responsibilities includes an exciting challenge and mandate of implementing our power generation capacity expansion strategy right from ideation of suitable power projects, appraisal of the same through feasibility studies, procurement of power plant consultants and contractors and managing construction of power projects as well as driving the implementation of our first Public Private Partnership (PPP) project while also looking at new non-power generation business opportunities.
Departments: Capital Planning & PPP; Projects Execution and New Business.