LEADERSHIP

KPLC director Rogo recognised in Africa's oil and gas sector

Named among 100 outstanding female executives.

In Summary

•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.

Elizabeth Rogo/HANDOUT
Elizabeth Rogo/HANDOUT

Kenya Power’s board member Elizabeth Rogo has been recognised as one of 100 outstanding female executives in the African oil and gas sector.

This is according to news and information website 'African Shapers'

The list comprises women who have significantly contributed to the development of the African oil and gas industry through their exceptional skills, hard work and unwavering determination.

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.

She further seats on the Kenya Power’s board audit committee.

Rogo was also appointed to the Presidential Taskforce on the Review of Power Purchase Agreements and is also an esteemed member of the Implementation of the Recommendations Steering Committee.

She is the regional president (East Africa) for the African Energy Chamber.

“I am truly humbled by this global recognition and wish to congratulate my fellow women executives who were equally recognised. 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," she said.

Rogo has over 21 years of international experience mainly in oil and gas in the US,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,” Kenya Power chair Vivienne Yeda said in a statement on Thursday.

The global oil and gas sector has been a male-dominated industry for many years.

Women make up just 15 per cent of the world’s oil and gas workforce, 17 per cent of the power and utility sector,and 32 per cent of the renewable energy workforce, according to African Shapers.

 In Africa and the Middle East, women make up less than nine per cent of senior management positions in the energy sector, with gender diversity decreasing with seniority.

The list also features three other 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).