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KETRACO’S 3RD CHAIR APPOINTED


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Posted: 24 Apr, 2018
KETRACO’S 3RD CHAIR APPOINTED
Eng. James Kwanya Rege, KETRACO's incoming Chairman (L) and Dr. Kenneth Sigilai, KETRACO's outgoing Chairman (R) pose for a symbolic handinding over photo.

Eng. Rege holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the George Washington University, USA, prior to which he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering degree in Electrical (Telecommunications) Engineering and Computer Science from the West Virginia University, USA.

 

With an impressive background in telecommunications and leadership, he comes in as an asset to KETRACO whose business interplays with telecommunications through the leasing of the fibre optic component of its transmission lines. In addition, for 5 years, he was the Chairperson of the Departmental Committee on Energy, Transport, Information, Communication and Public Works, a position that equipped him with a unique understanding of the energy sector.

 

Eng. Rege was the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Information and

Communications in 2004. He was the Chairman of International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (INTELSAT), Washington, D.C. following over a decade of leadership positions in the Company. He has also worked in numerous top positions with the East African External Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (Central Training School), Express Telecommunications, Regional African Satellite Communications Organization (RASCOM), Iridium Satellite Corporation in Cape Town, London and later Washington, as well as Vodacom in Tanzania, among various other telecommunication companies.

 

Apart from his background as an electrical engineer, he was a lecturer at Kabete Central Training School where in the course of his duties was assigned to Siemens Training School in Munich, Germany and promoted to Acting Chief Training Officer.

 

In addition to the above he has won numerous international awards including the Lifetime ICT Achievement Award by the Information Communication Technology Association of Kenya during the Kenya@50 Celebrations in 2013, and the Certificate of Induction into the ICT Hall of Fame in 2012.

 

He also enjoys a fruitful political career that has seen his election and re-election as a Member of Parliament for Karachuonyo Constituency. In addition to being a Member of the National Assembly’s Departmental Committee on Energy, Information and Communications, Eng. Rege was also a Member of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on National Cohesion and Equal Opportunity and a Member of the National Assembly Liaison Committee.

 

Being a self-motivated professional engineer and an administrator committed to hard work and excellence, he aims to explore new ideas to propel KETRACO forward in building the national transmission grid.

 

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