Our Team

Nemel Kenya Ltd. brings together a team of highly skilled and experienced professionals. Our line-up of experts includes:

Joel Kiilu - Director

Eng. Kiilu is the immediate past Managing Director of the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (Ketraco).

Eng. Joel Kiilu is a registered Electrical Engineer. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) degree in Electrical Engineering from the same University. He is currently pursuing PHD in business Leadership at Management University of Africa.

Eng. Kiilu has vast knowledge of the Power industrial. Having been the Chief Manager, Energy Transmission in Kenya Power and Lighting where he was in charge high voltage system design, construction, operations and maintenance.

He was in charge of power purchase agreements and energy dispatch, SCADA and Energy Management System. Eng. Kiilu participated in drafting and negotiating Power Purchase Agreements between: 

  1. Kenya Power and Lighting  Company Ltd and Kenya Electricity Generation Company Ltd (Thermal, Geothermal and Hydro  power).
  2. Kenya Power and Lighting  Company Ltd and Rabai Power Company Ltd ( Thermal power).
  3. Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd and Mumias Sugar Company ltd (Thermal power).

As the Chief Executive Officer of Ketraco, he was responsible for the establishment of the organization, including the necessary structures, policies and procedures and overall operation of the organization. Under his leadership the company grew, in 6 years, from an asset base of US$80Million to over US$600Million.

Eng. Kiilu is a member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (MIEK), and the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (MIEEE). 

 

Emma Wanjiru - Director

Eng. Emma Wanjiru has a wealth of experience in energy matters. She is a practicing Electrical Consultant as well as a Contractor. She has a Class A1 license in Electrical installations and class A3 license in solar installations. 

Eng. Emma Wanjiru is immediate past chairperson of Energy Regulatory Board (ERC). ERC is the Commission that regulates the operations of power utilities in Kenya. Besides issuing power generation licences the body sets power both bulk and retail energy tariffs and approves power purchase agreements. 

Emma served as a director of Rural Electrification Authority. Emma prides herself for being the first woman to be a Registered Consulting Engineer. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Masters of Business Management both from the University of Nairobi. She is currently pursuing M. SC in Energy at the same university. 

 

Job Githinji - Head of Operations

 

 

Job, who holds an electrical engineering degree from the Technical University of Konstanz, Germany, has over 25 years’ experience in the energy sector. Job’s expertise spans medium and high voltage transmission lines and substations, distribution systems, generation engineering plant and infrastructure. Job has been involved in the energy transmission, distribution and generation sectors in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan. 

Specific experience includes design and construction supervision of transmission lines and substations including EPC contract administration and quality assurance procedures.  Network reconfiguration  commissioning, operation and maintenance of electrical equipment. Job is also an expert in negotiating Power Purchase Agreements. 

Eng. Githinji has been involved in feasibility studies, conceptual designs, tender document preparation, tender evaluation and procurement of contractors for World Bank and African Development Bank funded projects. Job has an extensive understanding of the infrastructure development dynamics and potential in the African region, having been involved in business development of projects covering multipurpose dam with power generation, power transmission, water supply and irrigation components, roads and railways, ports and oil refineries.

 

Mr Mäkängä - Director

Mr. Mäkängä is our software director. He has experience in power monitoring systems and IoT hardware that collect data. He is trained in python, php, c++ & java. He is also involved in our frontend web animation, php backend, android &  database management system. He is also involved in charity work to help the community in the area he lives in to uplift the standards of living, culture & environment. He is also our lead in sustainable systems, he is researching solar, wave technology and wind energy. His goal is to create an environmental friendly eco-system of power production of clean energy and affordable electricity for rural homes. In achieving this goal he is able to reach out to his surroundings and improve the life of the common person through affirmative action and impact initiatives of concern for a better future.

 

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