Management Executives

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Mr Olagoke Aluko - Managing Director

Mr. Olagoke Aluko, aged 44, holds a Master of Science degree in Finance and Accounting from London School of Economics. He has 19 years experience in the Downstream Oil & Gas sector within Total Group with Management, Operations, HR, Finance & Accounting, Mergers & Acquisition, Information Systems as well as Audit and Internal Controls experience. He has held several cross-functional roles within the Group including; CFO Total Guinea, General Manager HR & Corporate Affairs Total Nigeria Plc, and prior to this appointment, he was the General Manager Operations at Total Nigeria Plc.

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Lawrencia Gichatha- Finance Manager

Ms. Lawrencia Gichatha holds a Masters in Business Administration, Strategic Management from Moi University, and a Degree in Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.), Accounting from the University of Nairobi. She is a qualified and registered member of ICPAK. Lawrencia has over 15 years of experience in Finance and Accounting and, prior to this appointment, she was the Project Manager at Total Kenya Plc. She has worked in France for the Marketing & Services Branch of the Total Group where she served as a Corporate & Project Finance Manager and SAP Program Manager. Other positions held in Total Kenya Plc include Controlling Manager, SAP Coordinator, and Financial Accountant.

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Irene Muinde - Human Resource and Administration Manager

Mrs. Irene Muinde joined Total Kenya Plc in September 2013 and has diverse experience spanning over 20 years acquired from the manufacturing and banking industries. She holds an Executive MBA in Human Resources from Moi University, Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nairobi, Diploma in HRM from Kenya Institute of Management and is a Certified Psychometric Tester and Prince2 Practitioner (Project Methodology).

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Dr. Macharia Irungu - Strategy & Corporate Affairs Director

Dr. Macharia Irungu, aged 53 years, holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Strategic Management and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Nairobi along with a Masters in Business Management (Marketing) from Newport University (USA). He joined the Strategy and Corporate Affairs department in November 2017. He is also the Managing Director of Gulf Africa Petroleum Corporation GAPCO) Kenya Ltd. He has over 28 years’ experience in different Senior Management roles in the Oil Industry in and outside Kenya. He is also a member of the American Chamber of Commerce, the Kenya Institute of Management and Institute of Directors. He has held several Director positions in charitable and government organizations as well as guiding and supervising Masters and PhD Candidates in his area of expertise. He is the current CEO of Safe Way Right Way (SWRW), an NGO handling road safety.

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Joshua Ouma - Operations Manager

Mr. Joshua A. Ouma holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, FCH from the University of Nairobi along with a CPA. He joined Total Kenya in 1996 as Depots & Distribution Assistant and rose to the ranks of Joint Venture Depot Manager and Depots & Distribution Manager respectively. He has served the Total Group in several countries, in 2004 as Operations Manager at Total Malawi, 2006 as Operations Manager at Total Mozambique and 2011 as Operations Manager at Total Tanzania. He was appointed Operations Manager of Total Kenya Limited in July 2015, a position he holds to date.

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Ms. Susan Gacheru - Planning and Supply Manager

Ms. Susan Gacheru joined Total Kenya as the Supply Manager in July 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting from the Catholic University of East Africa and a Diploma in Supply and Purchasing from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply. Previously she worked at GAPCO Kenya Ltd where she was the Supply & Trading Manager for a period of 3 years. Other positions she has held include Supply & Trading Coordinator at Hashi Energy Ltd between January 2012 and April 2014, Supply Planning Supervisor at Libya Oil Kenya Limited from December 2010 to December 2011 and previously held various roles within the Finance department at ExxonMobil (now Libya Oil Kenya Ltd) since January 2004.

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Francois-Xavier - Ruenes Commercial Manager Retail & Lubricants

Mr. Francois-Xavier Ruenes holds a Degree in Marketing from EDHEC Business School (Lille). He joined the Total Group in 1997 and has worked in France, Latin America and Africa in different positions including Territory Director, Business Developer, Communication and Promotion Manager, Exports Manager, and Product Manager. He was the Sales & Marketing Director of Total Cameroon until August 2017 when he was appointed as Total Kenya Commercial Manager Retail & Lubricants.

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John Muchunu - Health, Safety, Security,Environment and Quality Manager

Mr. John Muchunu has worked for the Total Group for thirty years. During his tenure, he has held the following positions; Technical Marketing Representative (2 years), Senior Marketing Representative (3 years), Area Retail Sales Manager (4yrs), Customer Services Manager (2 years), Aviation Manager (2 years). He was expatriated to Total Zambia in 2001 and appointed to the position of the Commercial Manager, he then moved to Total Uganda in 2004 the same position, Commercial Manager. In October 2009, John came back to Kenya as Commercial Development Manager for one year. He took over the position of Network Sales Manager in October 2010. In November 2014 he was appointed HSEQ Manager, a position held to date. Prior to joining Total Group, Mr. Muchunu worked for BOC Kenya as Assistant Application Engineer for one year five months. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nairobi.

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Sandip Mukherjee - Commercial Manager B2B

Mr. Sandip Mukherjee joined Total Kenya as the Commercial Manager B2B in February 2018. He holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIMC) and a Bachelor of Science in Physics. Previously he has been associated with the GAPCO Group for seventeen years in various roles in East Africa. His last position was General Manager – Sales for GAPCO Kenya Ltd. He had also worked in India with MNCs like ESAB and has varied experience across engineering, management consultancy, and international business development.