Kenya Power has named Engineer Mahboub Maalim Mohamed as its new chairman replacing former Speaker Kenneth Marende who had served the role since 2014.
Mohamed is a former Permanent Secretary in Ministry of State for Special Programmes in Office of the President from 2003 to 2008 when he was appointed an Assistant Minister Electricity and Renewable Energy.
He was also an ambassador to the IGAD.
He was elected to the board by the company’s shareholders during an Annual General Meeting held in December last year.
“Maalim brings to the company’s leadership a wide range of local and international experience in public service and corporate governance,” the board said in a statement on Tuesday.
During the elections, Adil Khawaja and Zipporah Kering were also elected by the shareholders as directors of the utility company.
Mohamed has also served in various positions in the World Bank.
The ambassador holds B.Sc and M.Sc.degrees in Civil Engineering from Texas A&I University in the US.
He is a registered engineer with the Kenya Engineers’ Registration Board and a member of the Institute of Engineers of Kenya