Mugo Kibati is the current Chairman of the Lake Turkana Wind Power Project (LTWP). LWTP aims to generate over 300MW of reliable, low cost wind power, equivalent to approximately 20% of Kenya’s current installed capacity. At 40,000 acres (162km2), 365 turbines and Ksh 76 billion (€623 million), LTWP is the largest renewable energy transaction in Africa’s history.
Mugo has a strong track record in both business and public sector leadership. He was recently appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer of Pan Africa Insurance Holdings, an insurance and investments company based in Kenya and a member of the South African Sanlam Group. Previously, Mugo was the Director General of the Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat. In that role, he spearheaded the implementation of Vision 2030, a national strategy to transform Kenya into a newly industrialized country by the year 2030. Prior to joining the Government, Mugo was Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of East African Cables, transforming a small Kenyan company into a regional blue chip firm with presence in South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.
Past experience also includes marketing and engineering roles at Lucent Technologies in the US as well as Bamburi Cement (Lafarge Coppee) and Kenya Petroleum Refineries (Shell Petroleum) in Mombasa, Kenya. Mugo sits on several corporate boards and has also held top national industry leadership positions including at the Federation of Kenya Employers, the Kenya Association of Manufacturers and the Kenya Private Sector Alliance.
Mugo has an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Moi University, a Master’s in Technology Management from MIT and an MBA (Business Finance) from the George Washington University including coursework at Oxford University.
Honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, Mugo is also a Fellow of the African Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.