Rebecca Miano has been replaced as KenGen’s Acting Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) by Abraham Serem.
After being sworn in on Thursday, October 27, Miano assumed the position of Cabinet Secretary (CS) for the East African Community.
Serem, who took her place at KenGen, is the company’s General Manager in charge of Human Resources and Administration; he joined the business on March 1, 2016, and he has held this role ever since.
On Friday, October 28, the Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) Board of Directors decided to name Serem the company’s Acting CEO.
After the August [9, 2022] General Election, which brought in a new administration, “Serem will be responsible for managing the transition process of the NSE-listed corporation at a time when the entire country is undergoing changes,” said KenGen Board Chairperson General (Retired) Samson Mwathethe.
“[Former CEO Rebecca] Miano put KenGen firmly on an upward trajectory by guiding the company through an event-packed phase of steady expansion that persisted throughout her leadership. The Covid-19 pandemic, which threatened energy utilities all throughout the world, was likely her hardest test, but she was able to calm the ship, said Mwathethe.
While serving as CEO of KenGen, Miano handled a number of significant initiatives, including multimillion-shilling drilling consulting contracts in Ethiopia and Djibouti, two countries where KenGen is now engaged in geothermal drilling projects.
Mwathethe added, “We will also remember Miano for her involvement in promoting KenGen’s stance in the climate action movement, not just locally but also going above and above to put the company on the map.
Miano was the fifth CEO of KenGen since the company’s 1997 separation from its parent company, Kenya Power.
Following her swearing-in last Thursday, Miano replaced Betty Maina at the EAC ministry. During her parliamentary vetting, Miano claimed to have a net worth of Sh397 million.
Following Adan Mohamed’s departure in February 2022, Maina assumed the position of EAC Cabinet Secretary in an interim capacity. She also turned over her Trade Docket to Moses Kuria, the new hire in President William Ruto’s cabinet.