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Board of Directors


MR. OLAGOKE ALUKO - Chairman Of The Board

Mr Olagoke Aluko was born in 1974 and he holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from the University of East London and a Master of Science in Finance and Accounting from London School of Economics. Mr Aluko has 21 years’ experience with TotalEnergies, and is skilled in Management, Operations, HR, Finance & Accounting, Mergers & Acquisition, Information Systems as well as Audit and Internal Controls. He previously served as the Managing Director of TotalEnergies Marketing Kenya Plc, after which he was appointed as the Vice President of Finance & Corporate Affairs (MS Africa). He has been the CFO of three TotalEnergies subsidiaries (Ethiopia, Jamaica and Guinea Conakry) and the General Manager of Operations and General Manager of HR & Corporate Affairs at TotalEnergies Marketing Nigeria Plc. Currently, he is the Executive Vice President of East & Central Africa (MS Africa).

Mr Eric Fanchini

MR. ERIC FANCHINI – Managing Director

Mr Eric Fanchini was born in 1974 and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and International Sales from EDHEC Business School. He is also a holder of PRINCE2 Certification in Project Management (United Kingdom standard). Mr Fanchini has worked for the TotalEnergies Company for the last 20 years and has progressively and diligently served in various managerial positions including IT Manager for the Company’s Aviation Business Unit (Paris, France), Head of TotalEnergies Marketing & Services IT (United Kingdom), Head of the roll out of TotalEnergies SAP European Template (United Kingdom), Retail Card Services Manager (United Kingdom), Sales Director (Cote d’Ivoire), and Strategy and Senior M&A Project Manager (Paris, France). Mr Fanchini has also served as the Deputy of the Vice President of TotalEnergies Marketing & Services (West Africa). Prior to this appointment, he was the Managing Director at TotalEnergies Ghana.


MR.  JEAN-PHILIPPE TORRES - Non-executive Director

Born in 1966, Mr Jean-Philippe Torres holds a Diploma in Economics from the University of Lille (France), a Master of Finance from The ESCEM School of Business and Management (France) and a Master of Science in Management from the IESEG School of Management (France). Mr Torres has about 30 years’ experience in management and has served within the TotalEnergies Group in various capacities. He previously served as the Executive Vice President of Mediterranean & Indian Ocean, the Executive Vice President of East & Central Africa and Chairman of the Board of Directors of TotalEnergies Marketing Kenya Plc, the Managing Director of TotalEnergies Marketing Nigeria Plc, the Executive Vice President of North & Central America, the General Manager Retail and Fuel Cards of Total Deutschland GmbH (Berlin, Germany) among others currently, he is the Senior Vice President of TotalEnergies Marketing Africa.


MR JOHN MAONGA - Company Secretary

Mr John Maonga was born in 1960 and is a holder of B. A. Degree from the University of Nairobi and is a Certified Public Secretary. He is a registered Practising Company Secretary and a fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya. He is a Member of the Institute of Directors and an Accredited Practicing Governance Auditor. He has over 30 years of experience in Company Secretarial, Share Registration and Trustee Services. He was appointed Company Secretary of TotalEnergies Marketing Kenya Plc on 1st February 1999.


MS MARGARET SHAVA - Independent Director

Ms Margaret Shava was born in 1965 and is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a practising advocate, an independent consultant and a Certified Public Secretary (Kenya). She is also a Certified Professional Mediator. Margaret has over 25 years of working experience in law, management, legal consultancy, peace building & transitional justice. She has also served on various Boards. Margaret has worked in various economic sectors, the Government of Kenya, the United Nations Organisation as well as national & international non-governmental organisations. She is the 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. Margaret is the Vice Chair of the Committee on Budget and Finance at the International Criminal Court (ICC) and also the Chairperson of the Audit Committee at the ICC. She is a member of the Finance Committee of the Permanent Court of Arbitration. Margaret was appointed a Director of the Company on 9th June 2016. She is the Chairperson of the Risk and Governance Committee of the Board and also serves as a member of both the Audit Committee of the Board, and the Nominations and Remuneration Committee of the Board.


MR JOSEPH KARAGO - Independent Director

Born in 1962 Mr. Joseph Karago is a registered practising Architect with vast professional input in the Built Environment in the Region. Since 2019, Mr. Karago has been working with The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) under the Sustainable Urban Economic Development Programme as an Independent Urban Planner/Advisor; his role being providing strategic advisory services including analytical, technical and management services for support to urban renewal programs and ensure that Government projects are delivered timely, efficiently and within set budgets. Mr. Karago is a member of the Institute of Directors (Kenya) and has been serving as an Independent Director at TotalEnergies Marketing Kenya Plc since his appointment on 9th June 2016, where he engages as a member of Board Audit Committees; Nominations & Remunerations Committee and Risk & Governance both as Chair. Mr. Karago holds a Directorship position in other several companies; Ziyanda Investments Ltd, Tanelec Zambia, Ayanda Capital and is very active in corporate social responsibility including acting as a member of the Board of Governors of Thomas Barnados Home and Chairman of the Adoptions Committee, Kenya Children’s Home.



Born in 1957, Mr. Maurice Odhiambo K’Anjejo is an Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom.) degree, Accounting Option from the University of Nairobi. He is a Certified Executive and Leadership Coach. He had previously worked for TotalEnergies Marketing Kenya Plc for 32 years in various managerial positions and also served as an alternative Director in the Board of the company for nine years by the time of his retirement from employment on 31st October 2017. He was appointed as an independent, non-executive Director of the company on 18th November 2020, and he is currently a member of the Audit Committee of the Board.



Born in 1977, Ms Lawrencia Gichatha holds a Master’s in Business Administration, Strategic Management from Moi University, Kenya and a Degree in Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.), Accounting from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. She is a qualified and registered member of ICPAK. Lawrencia joined TotalEnergies Marketing Kenya Plc in 2002 and has served in several positions within TotalEnergies. She is currently the Finance Manager of TotalEnergies Marketing Kenya Plc and has previously served as a Corporate & Project Finance Manager, Marketing & Services (MS) Branch - Africa perimeter based in France, SAP Program Manager for MS, Africa Perimeter based in France, Controlling Manager, SAP Coordinator and Financial Accountant at TotalEnergies Marketing Kenya Plc. Lawrencia is also the Country Ethics Officer and an alternate Director to Mr Paul-Henri Assier de Pompignan. She is a member of the Risk and Governance Committee of the Board. In addition to the TotalEnergies Marketing Kenya Plc roles, she is a Director for the TotalEnergies solar companies in Kenya specifically, Isiolo project Limited and, Isiolo PV Property limited and also holds the role of the Treasurer of the Safe-Way-Right-Way NGO.


MR JOHN MUCHUNU - Strategy & Corporate Affairs Director

Born in 1962, Mr John Muchunu has served TotalEnergies for thirty-three years. During his tenure, he has held the following positions: Technical Marketing Representative (2 years), Senior Marketing Representative (3 years), Area Retail Sales Manager (4 years), Customer Service Manager (2 years) and Aviation Manager (2 years). He was expatriated to Total Zambia in 2001 and appointed to the position of Commercial Manager, he then moved to Total Uganda in 2004 to hold the same position. In October 2009, John came back to Kenya as Commercial Development Manager for one year. He took over the position of Network Sales Manager in October 2010. In November 2014 he was appointed HSEQ Manager. In February 2020 he was appointed Strategy and Corporate Affairs Director. He also serves as the MD for Gapco Kenya Limited and CEO for SWRW (Safe Way Right Way). Prior to joining TotalEnergies, Mr Muchunu also worked for BOC Kenya (1yr 4 months). He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nairobi and was appointed as alternate Director to Jean-Philippe Torres effective 2nd December 2021.



Born in 1981, Mr Paul-Henri Assier de Pompignan holds a Diploma in Management and a master’s in financial Audit from the University Paris Dauphine (France). He is currently Corporate & Project Finance Manager within the Holding Financial Department of TotalEnergies (Paris La Défense, France) and has previously served as a Finance and Accounting Manager for the Exploration and Production Branch of TotalEnergies in France, Nigeria and Angola. Before joining TotalEnergies in 2009, he had worked as a financial auditor for 5 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young, in France and in Gabon.