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Dr. Gathuru Mburu has over twenty years of experience in the earth sciences & industrial sectors. He is a PhD graduate in mechanical engineering from Aberdeen University, UK.

In 2012 Dr. Gathuru founded Kipya Africa, a knowledge services company, where he is the Managing Director.

He previously worked for a global industrial, mining, oil & gas products company over a period of ten years and was based in Tanzania, Belgium, and the USA. His experience covers the industrial fields of surface mining, underground mining, oil & gas (on land and offshore), water, geothermal and geotechnical.

Dr. Gathuru is a founding Member of the Mineral Rights Board in Kenya’s Ministry of Petroleum & Mining, a Member of the Energy & Extractives Sector Skills Advisory Committee of the TVET Curriculum Development, Assessment and Certification Council, and a Visiting Lecturer at Strathmore University, Nairobi.

Dr. Gathuru chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Strategy and Membership Committee.