Vice Chairman – Mr. Peketsa Mangi

Mr. Peketsa Mangi is the current Vice Chairman of the Geothermal Association of Kenya.

He is a Doctor of Philosophy student at Moi University. He graduated with a Master of Philosophy in Information Sciences in 1995 and a Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences in 1992 both from Moi University. He is a Certified Project Manager with IPMA (International Project Management Association) and has a postgraduate diploma in Geothermal Projects Management and Financing from the United Nations University.

He is the current Manager of Resource Development and Infrastructure, at KenGen, in charge of geothermal resource exploration and development, Infrastructure, Environmental Management, Geothermal training, Consultancy, and Research. He was in charge of KenGen‘s Olkaria Spa project, which has become a popular destination for visitors.

Mr. Peketsa joined KenGen in 1997 as an Information Scientist. In 2009 he was promoted to be the Chief Research and Consultancy Officer. Some of the duties included effectively monitoring and ensuring cost-effective geothermal research, utilization, and consultancy activities; evaluating and executing research-related aspects of the geothermal expansion plan; initiating geothermal research proposals on exploration, development, and utilization for discussion and approval; draft, edit MoUs and contracts; coordinating and directing geothermal resource marketing; coordinating and marketing KenGen’s geothermal expertise; advisory and consultancy; develop, deploy, and retain talented staff in accordance with the established performance management system; and coordinating training between KenGen and the UNU-GTP.

Before joining KenGen, he worked for reputable companies including Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) and Kenya School of Professional Studies (KSPS).

Mr. Peketsa is also a member of the Strategy & Membership Committee, Finance, Procurement & HR, and Legal Affairs & Nominating Committee of the GAK.