Defined Benefits: Board of Trustees

Sammy Oduori

He was appointed to the board on 28th February, 2003 and is the current Chairman of the Board. He is a qualified Accountant and worked with The Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd for 21 years where he held senior management positions prior to his retirement in the year 2000. He has vast experience in Finance, Customer Service and Marketing. He is also a Certified Pension Fund Trustee.

Beatrice Meso

She was appointed to the Board in November 2014. She holds a Master of Laws (LL.M), a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B Hons) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). She also holds Post Graduate Diploma in Law and is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a Certified Public Secretary, an Arbitrator, a Commissioner for Oaths and a Notary Public.

She has proficiency in Public and Private Sector Administration, governance, policy formulation and implementation, Company Secretarial practice, legal and regulatory matters and in electricity trade. Currently she is the General Manager, Corporate Affairs and Company Secretary in Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd.

Abubakar Swaleh

He was appointed to the Board in November 2014. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Bachelor of Education Degree, and a Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management. He has over 15 years corporate experience in the Human Resource Management, FMCG, Manufacturing, Finance and Media. Previously, Mr. Swaleh worked for Gulf African Bank as a Director in Human Resource & Shared Services. He has also served as the Group Senior HR Manager at Nation Media Group. Mr. Swaleh is an associate member of Kenya Institute of Personnel Management. Currently, he is the General Manager, Human Resources & Administration in Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd.

Kenneth Tarus

He was appointed to the Board on 30th June, 2016. Dr. Tarus holds PhD in Finance, a Master of Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is currently the acting Chief Executive and Managing Director of Kenya Power & Lighting Company Limited. Previously he has served as General Manager Finance at Kenya Power & Lighting Company Ltd, Chief Manager, Finance at Rural Electrification Authority (REA), Head of Finance at KCA University and Head of Finance at Bank of Africa. He has developed and mentored a team which currently holds senior finance roles in various industries in the market. Dr. Tarus is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and is an Associate Member of Kenya Institute of Management (KIM). He is a Certified Pension Fund Trustee.

Ernest Nadome

He was appointed to the Board in September, 2003. He holds a Master of Arts (MA) in Labour Management Relations, Bachelor of Arts (B.A) Degree (Hons). He is the General Secretary of the Kenya Electrical Trades & Allied Workers Union (KETAWU) a position he has held for the past 14 years. He is well versed in energy, human resources and labour matters, having worked for The Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd and Kengen for 16 years. He is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Kengen Company Limited Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme (DC Scheme) and a Trustee of Kengen Company Limited Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme (DB Scheme). He is the 1st Assistant Secretary General for Central Organisation of Trade Union (COTU-K) and the Gazetted Vice Chairman of The National Industrial Training Authority (NITA). He is also the Chairman of The National Industrial Training Authority Retirement Pension Scheme. In addition, he is a founder director of a newly established parastatal Kenya National Qualification Frame Work Authority and also a member of National Labour Board. He is also the Chairman of Tom Mboya Labour College based in Kisumu. He is a Certified Pension Fund Trustee.

Kosgey Kolil

He was appointed to the Board on 30th September, 2008. He holds Master of Science in Commerce -Finance and Investment, a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance option) degree, is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA K) and is member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya ICPAK. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Labour Policy Studies. He is the Deputy General Secretary of the Kenya Electrical Trades & Allied Workers Union (KETAWU). He sits in the Board of the Productivity Centre of Kenya (PCK) as a nominee of the Central Organization of Trade Union (COTU-K). Prior to joining KETAWU he worked with Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited for 16 years in Finance where he gained a wide experience in finance and accounting. He is a Certified Pension Fund Trustee.

Henry Kyanda

He was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Trust Secretary in 2006. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree in Strategic Management and Bachelor’s degree in International Business Administration (Finance). He has wide experience in the Pensions industry having previously worked as the Principal Pensions Officer at The Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd. Prior to joining Kenya Power and
Lighting Company Ltd he worked in the investment management industry. He has a wide experience in pensions, banking and investments spanning over 15 years.

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