State-owned National Oil Corporation of Kenya (Nock) has named Leparan Gideon Morintat as Chief Executive replacing Mr. George Kubai who served in an acting capacity.
Mining and Petroleum Cabinet Secretary John Munyes on Thursday said his appointment takes effect immediately.
“In my capacity as the Cabinet Secretary for Petroleum and Mining, I’m pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Leparan Gideon Morintat as the chief executive officer (CEO) for the National Oil Corporation of Kenya (Nock),” said Mr. Munyes.
He will be responsible for spearheading the corporation’s business strategy and operational excellence at a time when the corporation is embarking on a 15-year transformational strategic plan.
Morintat joins te corporation from d.light SOLAR where he was the Country Manager, Ethiopia, and Horn of Africa. He brings a wealth of over 17 years of experience from various industries among them oil and gas, energy, infrastructure development and multinational corporations having worked in senior managerial capacities at several companies including Royal Dutch Shell Group, Multichoice Africa Group, Mitsui & Co and d.light SOLAR.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Daystar University and a Masters of Business Administration from United States International University -Africa.
NOCK is a fully integrated state corporation involved in the petroleum supply chain covering the upstream oil and gas exploration, midstream petroleum infrastructure development and downstream marketing of petroleum products.