Defined Contributions: Board of Trustees

Ernest Nadome

He is the chairman of the DC Board, appointed in June 2016. 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 11 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 member of The Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) Committee of the Kenya Nuclear Energy representing COTU (K) and is The Chairman of Tom Mboya Labour College based in Kisumu. He is a Certified Pension Fund Trustee.

Dr. Ben Kipsang Chumo, OGW

He was appointed to the Board in 2006. He holds a PhD in Human Resources Management, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelors of Arts (B.A) degree. He is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of The Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd. He has wide experience in HR and Management spanning over 27 years.

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 as Trustee on 30th June, 2016. Kenneth Tarus holds an MBA, a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University of Nairobi and is a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to his appointment, he worked as Chief Manager, Finance at Rural Electrification Authority (REA), Head of Finance at KCA University and Head of Finance at Bank of Africa. During his tenure, the finance team was able to develop and deliver MIS reports for the business and management teams. He was able to develop a team which currently holds senior finance roles in various industries in the market. Mr. Tarus is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), is a registered accountant at Registration of Accountants Board Kenya and is an Associate Member of Kenya Institute of Management (KIM).

Kosgey Kolil

He was appointed to the Board on 30th September, 2008. He holds 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 Ltd for 16 years in Finance where he gained a wide experience in finance and accounting. He is a Certified Pension Fund Trustee.

David Songok

He was appointed to the Board on 26th February, 2011. He holds a National Diploma in Human Resource and Personnel Management, an Ordinary Diploma in Electrical Installation and a Craft Certificate in Electrical Installation. He is the Chairman of the Kenya Electrical Trades & Allied Workers Union (KETAWU). Currently, he works in the Commercial Services department of the Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited. He has experience in Energy and Labour matters. He is a Certified Pension Fund Trustee.

Zilpa Ayara

She was appointed to the Board in July 2016. She holds Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Marketing), a Diploma in Business Management, a Call Center Quality Assurance Certificate and Credit/Debt Control Management Certificate. Currently, she works at the Kenya Power Contact Center as a Quality Control Officer. She is a member of Kenya Institute of Management (KIM).

Johnstone Sakwa

He was appointed to the Board in July 2016. He holds a Business Administration Degree, (Marketing), a Higher Diploma in Electrical Engineering and is also a Registered Graduate Technician Engineer. Currently, he works as a Prepaid Metering Section in charge within the Revenue Protection Unit.

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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