EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  • Mr. Paul Ngugi
    Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

    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. Cornel Ofwona
    General Manager, Geothermal Resource Development

    Mr. Cornel Ofwona has over 20 years’ experience in the geothermal industry. He has vast expertise in geothermal reservoir engineering, analysis and modeling.

  • Mrs.Irene Onyambu
    General Manager, Human Resources & Administration

    Mrs.Irene Onyambu has over 15 years’ experience in administration and Human Resource Management. Prior to her appointment, she was the Regional Manager for GDC’s South Rift Region. She is a member of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM).

  • Mr. Stephen Busieney
    General Manager, Finance

    Mr. Stephen Busieney has over 15 years’ experience in Finance and Accounting. Prior to joining GDC, he was the Chief Financial Officer for CIMERWA Cement Company Limited, Rwanda.

  • Ms. Agnes Muthengi
    Ag. General Manager, Legal Services

    Ms. Agnes Muthengi is an Advocate of the High Court with over 17 years’ experience in the energy sector, primarily in the geothermal industry. Prior to her appointment she was GDC’s Manager, Board Secretarial Services and Insurance.

  • Eng. Reuben Ngosi
    Ag. General Manager, Drilling & Infrastructure

  • Eng. Martha Mburu
    Ag. General Manager, Strategy Research & Innovation

  • Mr. John Lagat
    Regional Manager, North Rift

    Mr. John Lagat is the Regional Manager, North Rift. He is also in-charge of Geothermal Resource Assessment (GRA). He is a seasoned geologist with extensive knowledge in Geothermal Energy Technology spanning over 23 years. He is a member Geological Society of Kenya and Geothermal Association of Kenya.

  • Ms. Wanjiru Kang’ara
    Manager, Corporate Communication & Marketing

    Ms. Wanjiru Kang’ara has over 10 years’ experience in Communications. She is a member of Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK).

  • Mr. Godfrey Shitsama
    Manager, Internal Audit

    Mr. Godfrey Shitsama has over 20 years’ experience in the energy sector. He holds an MBA (Global Executive) From USIU Africa University/ Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. He is a member of Institute of certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), Institute of Internal Auditors of Kenya (IIA) and the Geothermal Association of Kenya (GAK).