Eng. Peter Waweru Njenga has been appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Kenya’s leading electric power generation company, KenGen.
The appointment was announced on Thursday by the company’s board.
The position assumed by Eng. Njenga was previously held in acting capacity by Mr. Abraham Serem.
Prior to his appointment, Eng. Peter Njenga was General Manager for Infrastructure Development at Kenya Power and Lighting Company PLC, where he also held various positions in senior management spanning over 5 years.
“Eng. Njenga comes with over 31 years in corporate leadership and management experience in the energy sector, having joined KPLC in 1991 as a graduate trainee and risen through the ranks,” said the board in a statement.
Eng. Njenga holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Nairobi and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Strategic Management) from the same institution.
He has also undertaken a wide range of professional training in leadership and management from different institutions including Harvard Business School and Strathmore University.
“The Board congratulates Eng. Njenga on his appointment and further wishes to recognize and appreciate Mr. Abraham Serem for his ardent leadership during the period he served in acting capacity,” added the statement