Management Executives


Mr Olagoke Aluko - Managing Director

Mr Olagoke Aluko holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from the University of East London and a Master of Science in Finance and Accounting from London School of Economics. Mr Aluko has 18 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 was the CFO in three (3) Total subsidiaries (Ethiopia, Jamaica and Guinea Conakry). Prior to this appointment, he was the General Manager Operations at Total Nigeria Plc.


Premanand Dhoomon - Financial Director

Mr. Premanand Dhoomon, aged 55, is a fellow member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountant (ACCA). After five years in auditing practice, he joined the Finance Department of Esso Mauritius Limited in 1992. Following the acquisition of Esso activities by Total Mauritius in 2005, he was appointed as Finance Manager of the merged entities. In 2009, he joined the Group Audit Department in Paris and in 2012 he was appointed as the Marketing & Services Branch Fraud Risk Prevention Coordinator, a position he held until his appointment as Finance Director of Total Kenya Plc in May 2015. Premanand is also the Ethics Officer of the Company and alternate Director of the Board of Directors as well as a member of the Board Risks and Governance Committee.


Irene K. Muinde - Human Resource and Administration Manager

Mrs. Irene Muinde joined Total Kenya in September 2013. She holds an Executive MBA in Human Resources from Moi University, Bachelor of Arts, University of Nairobi, Diploma in HRM from Kenya Institute of Management and is a Certified Psychometric Tester and Prince2 Practitioner (Project Methodology). Before joining Total Kenya she served as the Head of Human Resources, Sameer Africa from 2009 – 2013, Human Resources Manager - Housing Finance from 2005 - 2009, Manager: Benefits and Compensation - Housing Finance 2002-2005 and Human Resources Officer - Bestfoods (K) Limited 1998-2002.


Dr. Macharia Irungu - Strategy & Corporate Affairs Director

Dr. Macharia Irungu aged 52 years, holds a Doctorate of Philosophy (Strategic Management) and a Bachelor of Science (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 27 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 and 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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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

Mr. John Muchunu has worked for the Total Group for twenty nine years. During his tenure, he has held the following positions; Technical Marketing Representative (2 years), Senior Marketing Representative (3 years), Customer Services Manager (2 years), Aviation Manager (2 years). He was expatriated to Total Zambia in 2001 as the Marketing Manager, he then moved to Total Uganda in 2004 as the Sales and Marketing Manager. In 2009, John came back to Kenya as Commercial Development Manager and took over the position of Network Sales Manager in 2010. In 2014 he was appointed as 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.


Sandip Mukherjee - Commercial Manager B2B

Mr. Sandip Mukherjee joined Total Kenya as the Commercial Manager B2B in Feb 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.