APPOINTMENT OF ENG. COLLINS JUMA AS THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF KENYA NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY BOARD
The Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board wishes to inform our stakeholders the appointment of Eng. Collins Juma as the Chief Executive Officer of Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board with effect from 1st August 2017 following a competitive recruitment process.
Eng. Collins Juma, has been the Acting chief Executive officer since 22nd December, 2015. He previously served as Director, Technical Affairs at KNEB in the past four years. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree (Mechanical) from the Indian Institute of Technology and a Masters degree in Operations Management from the University of Nairobi.
Eng. Juma was a Council Member and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya.He is also a registered Consulting Engineer with Engineers Board of Kenya and has worked in the energy sector for over 20 years, including stints at Kenya Power and KENGEN. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Operations Management from the University of Nairobi.
His in- depth and extensive experience working in the energy sector and being part of the team that pioneered the introduction of nuclear electricity generation in Kenya since 2010 will be critical as Kenya plans to set up its first nuclear power plant with a capacity of 1000MW by 2027. This is expected to rise to a total of 4000MW by 2033 making nuclear electricity a key component of the country’s energy mix and an enabler to realization of vision 2030 through provision of affordable, reliable and clean electricity to all.