Kenya Power has named Joseph Siror as its new chief executive, replacing Geoffrey Muli, who has been the acting chief since May 2022.
Muli was appointed in acting capacity following the unceremonious exit of Bernard Ngugi who resigned in August 2021.
Following Ngugi’s exit, Rosemary Oduor was appointed in an interim basis before she was replaced by Muli.
In a statement, Kenya Power Board Chair Joy Brenda Masinde announced the appointment of Siror as the CEO following a successful interview.
He was among top candidates for the job alongside Oduor and Jeremiah Kiplagat, head of Kenya Power’s training school.
Prior to his appointment to Kenya Power, Siror was General Manager for System Operations at the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO).
In the statement, Masinde noted that Joseph Siror has experience spanning over 30 years in different business sectors.
He has worked in telecommunications, income tax, customs, manufacturing, ICT and energy transmission sectors.
“His time in the public sector as well as his training and knowledge will help provide Kenya Power with a fresh start and build on the past success to deliver an exciting new strategic direction for the Company,” Masinde said.
Siror previously worked as a Director of Science, Technology Innovation and Communication at the National Economic and Social Council (NESC).
He has also served as a Senior Assistant Commissioner at the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and Senior Systems Analyst at the Kenya Posts and Telecommunications Corporation.
Further, Siror has served as Executive Engineer at Firestone, East Africa Limited.
He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a licensed Professional Electrical Engineer with the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK).
He is also a Corporate Member of the Institute of Engineers in Kenya (IEK).
Siror holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University (China) majoring in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Nairobi.
He also holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of London, a pre-Kenya School of Law certificate from Riara University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Radiation Protection from the University of Nairobi.
“Dr. Siror is highly qualified and well respected in his field and the Board looks forward to working with him in meeting the company’s corporate goals,” Masinde added.