Ken Tarus | MD & CEO

Ken Tarus, MD & CEO, K.P.L.C.

Dr. Kenneth Tarus was appointed Managing Director & CEO on 1st August 2017.  He had been the Acting Managing Director & CEO since 7th January 2017.  He brings with him over 20 years’ corporate leadership and management experience, five of which are in the energy sector. Prior to his appointment, he was the Company’s General Manager in charge of Finance and a member of the executive management team for a period of two years. 

Previously, Dr. Tarus worked at the Rural Electrification Authority as head of Finance between 2012 and 2014 prior to which he was the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Finance, Planning and Administration at KCA University.

He has held various leadership roles in the local banking sector as Head of Finance, IT and Administration at Bank of Africa, Financial Controller at Standard Chartered Bank and diverse positions at Kenya Commercial Bank. 

He holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Business Administration (Finance) from Kabarak University, MBA and Bachelor of Commerce Degrees from University of Nairobi. Dr. Tarus is a Certified Public Accountant and a Member of the Kenya Institute of Management.


VIP Conference Day 2 @ 09:00

Keynote panel: An industry on the move: The utility of the future

  •     Increasing pressure in the global power industry’s core businesses and unprecedented competition across the value chain
  •     Massive opportunities awaiting those able to transform themselves and stay ahead of the curve as new technologies becomes competitive in many markets and have profoundly changed utilities needs
  •     How this is affecting utilities across the globe and in Africa especially as many view the revolution as a threat to their business model
  •     Diversifying the utility’s business model to safeguard profits: Ancillary service revenue opportunities from managing the customer’s home
  •     The grid is going smart: How to position the utility as a broadband service provider 

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