KenGen seeks Rebecca Miano’s successor

Electricity producer KenGen has started the search for a new managing director following the appointment of Rebecca Miano as the Cabinet Secretary East African Affairs. Her ministry is also charged with managing the arid and semi arid lands and regional development issues in the Kenya Kwanza administration.

In a note inviting applicants, Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) says its geothermal-led strategy has seen the state-owned enterprise grow geothermal drilling services beyond the country’s borders.

“Appointment to the position will is on a contract term of three years, renewable once, subject to performance and retirement age,” the job advert reads in part.

In April 2022, KenGen reported the completion of drilling works for the firm’s seventh geothermal well for clients in Ethiopia, the Aluto-Langano and Tulu Moye geothermal projects.

With an installed geothermal power generation capacity of 713 MW, KenGen has also built up a service business to support geothermal development across Eastern Africa through drilling, including in Rwanda, and Djibouti.

In November 2021, KenGen commenced drilling works on three geothermal wells in Djibouti on a $6.05 million contract which was part of the company’s regional diversification strategy under Miano, who took her position at the helm of the state-owned enterprise in October 2017.

Miano’s successor will be charged with offering strategic and full operational responsibility in the development, implementation and evaluation of strategic business plans, KenGen said.

According to ThinkGeoEnergy’s annual Top 10 listing, Kenya is estimated to have a total installed geothermal power generation capacity of 861MW.

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