National Oil Gets New Chief Executive Officer
Leparan Gideon Morintat has been appointed as the chief executive officer of State-owned National Oil Corporation of Kenya (Nock), taking over from Mr George Kubai, who has been Acting Chief Executive Officer since October 2019 when CEO Mary Jane Mwangi left the firm.
Mr Morintat joins Nock from solar provider D-Light where he has been the country manager for Ethiopia and also oversees the operations of the Horn of Africa. He is an oil, gas, energy and infrastructure sector insider and brings a wealth of over 17 years of experience from various industries among them various leadership and management roles in multinationals such as Multi-choice Africa, Mutsui and Co Ltd, and Royal Dutch Shell Group.
He will be responsible for spearheading the Corporation’s business strategy and operational excellence at a time when the Corporation is embarking on a 15 year transformation strategic plan which had included floating shares on the Nairobi Securities Exchange.
Mr Kubai who has been AG chief executive continues to serve in the firm as the General Manager, Downstream Operations.