Board of Directors

Jean-Christian Bergeron - Chairman of the Board

Mr. Jean-Christian Bergeron, aged 52, has over 26 years of experience in sales and marketing. He holds a Business School Degree from Audencia, France. Jean-Christian joined Total in 1990 and has served in various capacities in retail sales, project management and business strategy. In addition to various business responsibilities in France and Europe, he also served in Pakistan from 2000 to 2003 and in Cameroon from 2006 to 2009 as the Managing Director. In 2013, he was appointed as Executive Vice President for Retail, a position he held until 2015 when he was appointed to his current position as Executive Vice President for East & Central Africa. He was appointed as a company director and Chairman of the Board on 15th September 2015.

Mr Stanislas Mittelman - Non-Executive Director

Mr. Stanislas Mittelman, aged 52, has served in various capacities in the Total Group from the year 1990 to date. He is currently the Senior Vice President of the Africa Division Marketing and Services Branch of the Total Group. Stanislas graduated from France’s EDHEC Business School and was appointed as a Company Director on 9th June 2016..

Anne-Solange Renouard - Managing Director

Ms. Anne-Solange Renouard, aged 46, is a graduate of ESSEC Business School and Institute of Political Studies of Paris, France. She joined the Total Group in 1996 and has worked in different positions in logistics, audit, strategy, management control and marketing. She became Managing Director of Total Mauritius in 2012, a position she held until 1 November 2015 when she was appointed Managing Director of Total Kenya. In December 2017, she was elected Chairman of the Petroleum Institute of East Africa (PIEA) by the institute’s Board of Directors. She is a member of Risks and Governance Committee of the Board.

Dr Joe Muchekehu - Independent Director

Dr. Joe Muchekehu, aged 67, has over 40 years’ experience in Accounting, Auditing, Consulting and Financial Management Services and has been instrumental in the development of the Accountancy Profession in East Africa having been a past chairman of ICPAK council, The founder Chairman and Trustee of KCA University. He served in IFAC Ethics Committee and was the First Country representative at the International Assembly of Chartered Certified Accountants. He was a fellow of the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (UK), a Certified Public Secretary of Kenya and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. Dr. Muchekehu was appointed as a Director of the Company on 9 June, 2016. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board.

Mr Joseph Karago - Independent Director

Mr. Joseph Karago aged 55, is a Registered Practicing Architect, and has expertise in strategy & policy formulation, programme & project formulation, technical audit project management, general management and team building. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Nairobi and is a member of the Institute of Directors. He was appointed as a director of the Company on 9th June 2016 and currently is a member of both the Audit and the Risk and Governance Committees of the Board.

Premanand Dhoomon - Finance Director

Mr. Premanand Dhoomon, aged 55, is a fellow member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountant (ACCA). After five years in auditing practice, he joined the Finance Department of Esso Mauritius Limited in 1992. Following the acquisition of Esso activities by Total Mauritius in 2005, he was appointed as Finance Manager of the merged entities. In 2009, he joined the Group Audit Department in Paris and in 2012 he was appointed as the Marketing & Services Branch Fraud Risk Prevention Coordinator, a position he held until his appointment as Finance Director of Total Kenya Plc in May 2015. Premanand is also the Ethics Officer of the Company and alternate Director of the Board of Directors as well as a member of the Board Risks and Governance Committee.

Ms Margaret Shava - Independent Director

Ms Margaret Shava, aged 53, is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a practicing advocate, an independent consultant and a Certified Public Secretary (Kenya). Margaret has over 24 years working experience in law, management, legal consultancy and peace building & transitional justice. She has worked in various economic sectors, United Nations organizations and national & international non-governmental organizations. Margaret is a holder of a Master of Arts degree in Democratic Studies from the University of Leeds, UK, a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Buckingham, UK, a Certificate in Oil& Gas from Strathmore University and a Certificate in Competition Law from the Kenya School of Law. She was appointed a director of the Company on 9 June 2016. She is the Chairperson of Risks and Governance Committee of the Board and also a member of the Audit Committee of the Board.

Dr. Macharia Irungu - Strategy & Corporate Affairs Director

Dr. Macharia Irungu, aged 52 years, holds a Doctorate of Philosophy (Strategic Management) and a Bachelor of Science (Industrial Chemistry) from the University of Nairobi along with a Masters in Business Management (Marketing) from Newport University (USA). He joined the Strategy and Corporate Affairs department in November 2017. He is also the Managing Director of Gulf Africa Petroleum Corporation (GAPCO) Kenya Ltd. He has over 27 years’ experience in different Senior Management roles in the Oil Industry in and outside Kenya. He is also a member of the American Chamber of Commerce and the Kenya Institute of Management and Institute of Directors. He has held several Director positions in charitable and government organizations as well as guiding and supervising Masters and PhD Candidates in his area of expertise. He is the current CEO of Safe Way Right Way (SWRW), an NGO handling road safety.

Mr Jerome Burban - Non-Executive Director

Mr. Burban Jerome, aged 39, has served in various capacities in the Total Group from the year 2002 to date. Jerome is currently a Corporate and Project Finance Manager of the Total Group. He is in charge of both European and US Refining and Chemicals entities and East African Marketing & Services entities. Jerome graduated from French Business School EM Lyon and is a holder of Masters in Business Law. He was appointed as a Company director on 9th June 2016. He is a member of the Audit Committee of the Board.

Mr. Maonga - Company Secretary

Mr. John Maonga, aged 57, has a B. A. Degree from University of Nairobi and is a Certified Public Secretary. He is a member and fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya, a Member of the Institute of Directors, an Accredited Governance Auditor and has over 30 years of experience in Company Secretarial and Registration Services. He was appointed Company Secretary of Total Kenya Plc on 1st February, 1999.