The Kenya Power Board of Directors has appointed Bernard Ngugi as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Ngugi was the Company’s General Manager in charge of Supply Chain. He takes over from Eng. Jared Othieno who has been the Acting Managing Director & CEO since July last year when he was appointed to the position following the exit of the former Management team.
Mr. Ngugi has over 30 years of experience in the Company with expertise in financial and revenue accounting, internal audit and supply chain management. He holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting.
He is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya. He is also a Certified Public Secretary of Kenya and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya.
Additionally, Mr Ngugi holds a Graduate Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies and is a member of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management.
“My immediate focus is to lead the Company towards improved profitability while ensuring the business fulfills its socio-economic purpose. This will be achieved by implementing our 5 Year Strategic Plan that delivers broadly aims at delivering excellent customer service and ensuring our business sustainability, ”Mr Ngugi said.
The Board of Directors of Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc is confident that operations of the Company will run smoothly under the leadership of Mr. Ngugi.
“We believe that Mr. Ngugi will see the Company through an important stage of its development and growth as we work to diligently implement all our plans to strengthen the Company and the commercial aspects of our business,” said Kenya Power’s Chairman Amb (Eng) Mahboub Maalim.
He thanked the interim management team led by Eng. Othieno for stabilizing the Company after the crisis occasioned by the exit of the previous management team.