Eng. Gilbert Maluki was appointed as the Chairman of National Irrigation Authority Board of Directors through Kenya Gazette Notice No. 6281 of the Kenya Gazette Vol. CXXV-No. 116, dated on May 19, 2023. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Engineering from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and certificates in Finance Management and Sales & Marketing.
Some of his key achievements include the design and development of a token-based Smart Meter for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders and facilitating its implementation and rollout in the East Africa region (Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania) at M-Gas PLC. He was also a principal member of the team involved in building Pro Gas from inception to become the regional leader in LPG, with a 48% market share.
He is a proactive, conscientious and adaptable professional with over ten years of experience in multi-layered projects and operational works in the oil and gas industry in East and Southern Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, and Mozambique), with an impeccable track record of performance. He had outstanding leadership and management skills that have ensured exemplary achievements which have propelled organizations he has worked for to higher levels.
His background in Agricultural Engineering, coupled with his experience in various leadership and management roles from M-Gas Kenya PLC, Proto Energy Kenya Limited, Oryx Energy PLC, and Total Kenya PLC, will enable him to lead the National Irrigation Authority Board in implementing the Authority’s mandate and vision of providing water to every irrigable acre. This will contribute towards reducing the cost of living by improving agricultural productivity within the framework of the Bottom-Up Economic Transformation Agenda (BeTA).