Nairobi — Kenya Power’s Board member, Elizabeth Rogo, has been recognized as one of 100 Outstanding Female Executives in the African Oil and Gas sector by the news and information website African Shapers.
The list comprises women who are leading lights and have significantly contributed to the development of the African Oil and Gas sector through their exceptional skills and hard work.
Rogo is the Founder and CEO of TSAVO Oilfield Services, a technical firm serving the Oil and Gas, Geothermal and Mining sectors within the East African region.
She is also the Chair of the Strategy and Innovation Board Committee of Kenya Power where she helps drive the Company’s strategic direction, innovations and investment decisions and is also a member of Kenya Power’s Board Audit Committee.
Rogo was also appointed to the Presidential Taskforce on the Review of Power Purchase Agreement.
“I am truly humbled by this global recognition and wish to congratulate my fellow women executives who were equally recognized. As models we must not only inspire but also provide opportunities for other women to join and excel in what is still a male-dominated sector,” said Rogo.
Rogo holds over 21 years of international experience mainly in Oil & Gas in the USA, Europe and Africa in engineering, operations (onshore and offshore)and senior management with global companies.
She made history as the first woman to head drilling related operations in Sub Sahara Africa as country manager(Kenya) followed by regional head (Eastern Africa)for a global American company.
“Kenya Power is proud of Rogo’s achievement and is confident that it will motivate more women who wish to pursue their careers in the energy sector,” said Vivienne Yeda, Chairman of the Kenya Power Board of Directors.
“The global oil and gas sector has been a male-dominated industry for many years. Women make up just 15% of the world’s oil and gas workforce, 17 percent of the power and utilities sector, and 32percent of the renewable energy workforce. In Africa and the Middle East, women make up less than 9 percent of senior management positons in the energy sector, with gender diversity decreasing with seniority,” said African Shapers in a statement accompanying the announcement.
Apart from Rogo, the list also features three other leading female energy executives from Kenya; Mary M’Mukindia (former CEO of the National Oil Corporation of Kenya), Ogutu Okudo (Country Manager for SpringRock Group) and Michelle Boit (Chair of the Board of Directors of the Society of Petroleum Engineers- Kenyatta University Chapter).