The Principal Secretary joins the State Department for Energy with a wealth of experience from the private sector where he has worked previously as an investment banker. His latest assignment was with Faida Investment Bank. PS Wachira has served in various leadership’s positions. He was a founding member of the Bonds Market Association as well as a member of the Steering Committee of the Kenya Association of Stock Brokers and Investment Bankers (KASIB).
Hon. Walter Osebe Nyambati is the board Chairman of Geothermal Development Company (GDC). He is a member of the Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK). He comes to GDC with over 30 years’ experience in leadership and management having served both in the public and private sector. Previously, he has served in various leadership positions among them Member of Parliament, Vice Chairperson of Parliamentary Service commission and Chairperson Jomo Kenyatta Foundation.
Mr. Paul Ngugi is the Managing Director & CEO of the Geothermal Development Company. Mr. Paul Ngugi has a wealth of experience in geothermal energy spanning 25 years. He is a long-serving Drilling Engineer who worked as the Head of Geothermal Planning at KenGen, Olkaria, before moving to GDC in 2009, where he served as the General Manager, Business Development – in charge of corporate strategy, planning, and fundraising. He would later become the General Manager, Drilling and Infrastructure, also doubling up as the General Manager, Strategy, Research, and Innovation. Mr. Ngugi holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nairobi and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the same institution. He has undertaken numerous trainings on geothermal technology in Iceland, as well as leadership courses. He is a leader in the geothermal sector – serving currently as the Chairman of the Geothermal Association of Kenya (GAK).
Mr. Joseph Waruiru is the alternate director to the Cabinet Secretary National Treasury. He is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 12 years auditing experience in the Public Service. Mr. Waruiru is currently working at the Government Investment Public Enterprise Department, National Treasury.
Mr. Chrispin O. Lupe is currently heading the Geo-Exploration Directorate in the Ministry of Energy. He has served in the Civil Service for over twenty years as a Geologist at various levels and is a registered Geologist and a member of the Geological Society of Kenya.
Mr. Stephen Kisaka is an avid corporate business management consultant with expertise in business planning, Strategic plans, revenue management, bankable projects development and Resource mobilization strategies. His work experience of over 20years include strategic plans writing and projects development both in private and public sectors; leadership and management experience in aviation with SAC (K) ltd, Emirates Airline and Kenya Airways/KLM Airlines both locally and internationally; lectured in Kenyatta University in the department of mathematics; previously was appointed and served on the Board of Directors of Nzoia Sugar company and privately serve as director of Investcorp capital limited.
Mr Kisaka holds a Postgraduate (MSc.) degree in Mathematics and Bachelor of education science in Mathematics and Physics both degrees from Kenyatta University; Certificate in Pricing from Professional Pricing Society in USA; Zodiak Business Finance Simulations from Emirates Aviation college in Dubai and certificate in Policy and governance of state corporations in Kenya from State Corporations Advisory Committee (SCAC)
Ms. Salome Kabando is a skilled media practitioner in business development, Strategy, management and training.
In her career spanning over 15 years, she has been instrumental in the success of leading media brands through talent sourcing, content strategy and monetization. She has trained community radio stations across Kenya in development programming and reporting and successfully spearheaded the creative process of numerous national advertising campaigns targeted at varying publics.
Ms. Kabando holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from The United States International University –Africa (USIU) and a Diploma in Mass Communication from Kenya Institute of Mass Communication. She is a member of the Public relations society of Kenya (PRSK)
Eng. Kipkoros Kandie is a Civil Engineer with over 28 years in practice as a consultant, trainer and educator. He is a Member of both Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK) and Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK). He holds a Masters Degree in Sanitary Engineering from The UNESCO-IHE Delft, The Netherlands, and a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nairobi.
Eng. Kandie has vast knowledge in Engineering Projects Consulting in Studies, Design, Documentation, and Supervision, and Projects implementation, Business and Investment in Engineering, Real Estate, Agricultural, and Capital-growth. He also has experience in Community and Institutional Support and Fundraising, Multi-Disciplinary experience in Projects and Programmes Conceptualization–to–Implementation Cycle, Projects Financing and Research and Development linkages
He has previously served in other Boards in various capacities leveraging on his leadership and institutional governance capabilities. He is a strategic thinker and solution provider to complex institutional challenges