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Mugo Kibati
CEO at Telkom Kenya

Profile

Mugo KIBATI is the CEO of Telkom Kenya Limited, that provides integrated telecommunications solutions to individuals, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), Governments and large corporates in Kenya, drawing from a diverse solutions
suite that includes: voice, data, mobile money as well as network services.

Mugo chairs the board of the Lake Turkana Wind Power Project (LTWP), a 700 million US Dollar wind farm project that aims to provide 310MW of reliable, low cost, wind power to Kenya’s national grid. It is the single largest private investment in Kenya’s history and when complete will be the largest wind energy plant in Africa.

Mugo was also chairman of M-KOPA Solar, a leading affordable home solar solutions provider in the world. He was the Group C.E.O of Sanlam Kenya until March, 2018. Sanlam Kenya is a Financial Services Group, listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
and a member of the Sanlam Group, established in 1918 as a Life Insurance company. From 2009 to 2013, Mugo was the founding Director-General of the Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat. In that role, he spearheaded the implementation of Vision 2030, the
official national strategy to transform Kenya into a newly industrialized country by the year 2030.

Prior to his 4-year stint in public service, he was Group Managing Director and CEO of East African Cables, transforming a small Kenyan company into a regional blue chip firm with presence in South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. He has also served on several corporate boards: I&M Bank, the Apollo Group and has also held top leadership positions in the boards of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), including the position of deputy chair at the Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE).

Mugo has an Undergraduate Degree in Electrical Engineering from Moi University - Kenya, a Masters Degree in Technology Management from MIT – United States and an MBA (Business Finance) from George Washington University at Oxford University.
In 2008, he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. In 2012, he was admitted as a Fellow to the African Leadership Initiative and also became a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Mugo has also been awarded with the
Order: Elder of the Burning Spear in 2012; and with the Order: Moran of the Burning Spear – both of these being