Rebecca Miano, KenGen’s CEO and MD has been awarded with the Diversity and Inclussion C-Suite Executive Award by the National Diversity and Inclusion Awards (DIAR)
“Rebecca Miano embodies the principles of good corporate governance and excellent inspirational leadership. She is committed to people, purpose, process, and growth, steering KenGen as its first female MD and CEO since 2017, and putting it on the global map, and raising Kenya’s global ranking in the production of geothermal power. We recognize her great commitment to women’s empowerment, and trailblazing the path for more women to join corporate leadership. She won the DIAR 4th edition’s C-Suite Executive Award category”, the award NGO wrote on the social media pages.
DIAR Awards celebrates Companies, NGOs, government agencies, Individuals and others who Champion Diversity and Promote Inclusion.
In 2016, Rebecca Miano and other women leaders at KenGen launched Pink Energy.
Pink Energy is a KenGen initiative to uplift the status of women within the company. It was launched in November 2016 and has gone a long way in creating change and enhancing the potential of women in the company. Pink Energy is anchored on three pillars: Personal development and empowerment; creating a conducive work environment and creating gender awareness.
KenGen also has an initiative to mentor young people at its workplace.
“Y-Gen is a KenGen initiative that seeks to nurture young employees to prosperity in all facets of their life,” KenGen said in a brief statement in AUgust 2021.
Rebecca Miano has steered KenGen into the regional powerhouse of sustainable electricity generation.
Under Miano, KenGen, embarked on a formidable diversification strategy, and leverages its expertise in geothermal energy by offering commercial drilling services, geothermal consulting and other energy-related services across Africa.
The CEO and MD of the state-owned energy producer has always stressed that the company’s strategic plan is to harness opportunities geared toward driving growth beyond Kenya.
“It is therefore our desire that in the next couple of years, we shall have considerable presence in countries within the Continent. It is also worth noting that we are not only keen on increasing our presence in Africa, but also enhancing energy capacities across the region,” she said.
KenGen won a Sh0.7 billion contract to drill three geothermal wells in Djibouti in 2021.
That was the third geothermal drilling contract that KenGen has won in Africa.
In October 2019, the company secured a Sh5.8 billion contract to drill 12 geothermal wells in Ethiopia. The contract with an independent power producer includes installing a water supply system and equipment.
In February 2019, KenGen won yet another contract for consultancy services and drilling geothermal wells. The contract is worth Sh7.6 billion. It has also developed partnerships with countries such as Ethiopia and Rwanda in renewable energy development.
KenGen is curently looking at opportunities to drill geothermal wells in Rwanda.
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