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Board of Directors


MR. JEAN-PHILIPPE TORRES - Chairman Of The Board

Born in 1966, Mr Jean-Philippe Torres holds a Diploma in Economics from the University of Lille (France), a Master in Finance from The ESCEM School of Business and Management (France) and a Master of Science in Management from the IESEG School of Management (France). He is currently the Executive Vice President of East and Central Africa Division of the Marketing and Services branch of Total Group (Paris La Défense, France) and has previously served as a Senior Executive for the TotalEnergies Group in various countries including Nigeria, Panama, Germany, France, Congo, Togo, the Gambia, Senegal and DRC. He was appointed as a director and chairman on 5 September 2018.

Mr Eric Fanchini

MR. ERIC FANCHINI – Managing Director

Mr Fanchini 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 18 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 Petroleum Ghana Plc.


MR. STANISLAS MITTELMAN - Non-executive Director

Mr Stanislas Mittelman was born in 1965 and began his career at Total France in 1987, with the Network division. He became Network Project Manager of Total Nigeria in 1990. Upon returning to Paris in 1993, he joined the Finance division of Total Outremer. In 1994, he joined TotalEnergies LPG affiliate in Vietnam, Vietnam LPG Co., as Deputy Managing Director in charge of Marketing and Finance. In 1997, he became Managing Director of Totalgaz Philippines. In 2000, following the merger of Total Fina and Elf, he joined the Strategy division of Total Refining & Marketing, where he took special charge of some M&A projects. In 2001, he was appointed Managing Director of TotalEnergies Zimbabwe, and went on to become Specialties Director of TotalEnergies UK in 2004. Starting in 2008, he took on the duties of Vice President, West Africa, in the Group Refining & Marketing branch, where, in 2012, he became Director, Strategy, Growth and New Business. From 2015, he was President of Total Marketing France, before being appointed Senior Vice President Africa Division of TotalEnergies Marketing & Services. Stanislas graduated from France’s EDHEC Business School and was appointed as a Company Director on 9 June 2016.


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 on 1 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). Margaret has over 25 years of working experience in law, management, legal consultancy and peacebuilding & transitional justice. She has worked in various economic sectors, United Nations organization 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 is a Member of the Committee on Budget and Finance at the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the Chairperson of the Audit Committee of ICC. She is a member of the Finance Committee of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and has attained the status of Certified Professional Mediator. Margaret was appointed a Director of the Company on 9 June 2016. She is the Chairperson of the Risks and Governance Committee of the Board and also a member of the Audit Committee of the Board.


MR JOSEPH KARAGO - Independent Director

Mr Joseph Karago was born in 1962 and 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 9 June 2016 and is currently a member of the Risks and Governance Committee of the Board and Chairman of both the Nominations & Remuneration and the Audit Committees.



Born in 1957, Mr Maurice Odhiambo K’Anjejo is an Accountant and he holds Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) degree, Accounting Option from the University of Nairobi. He is also a Certified Executive and Leadership Coach. He had previously worked for TotalEnergies Marketing Kenya for 32 years in various managerial positions and also served as an alternate Board member in the Board of TotalEnergies Marketing Kenya for nine years up to the time of his retirement from employment on 31 October 2017. He was appointed as a Director of the Company on 18 November 2020 and 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 in 2002 and has served in several positions within the TotalEnergies Group. She is currently the Finance Manager of TotalEnergies Marketing Kenya 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. Lawrencia is also the Country Ethics Officer and an alternate Director to Mr Olagoke Aluko as well as a member of the Risks and Governance Committee of the Board. In addition to the TotalEnergies Marketing Kenya 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 worked for the TotalEnergies Group for thirty-one years. During his tenure, he has held the following positions; Technical Marketing Representative (2 years), Senior Marketing Representative (3 years), Area Retail Sales Manager (4years), Customer Service Manager (2 years), Aviation Manager (2 years). He was expatriated to TotalEnergies Zambia in 2001 and appointed to the position of Commercial Manager, he then moved to TotalEnergies 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 Group, Mr Muchunu also worked for BOC Kenya. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nairobi and was appointed as alternate Director to Stanislas Mittelman effective 12 May 2020.



Born in 1981, Mr Paul-Henri Assier de Pompignan holds a Diploma in Management and a Master in Financial Audit from the University Paris Dauphine (France). He is currently Corporate & Project Finance Manager within the Holding Financial Department of TotalEnergies Group (Paris La Défense, France) and has previously served as a Finance and Accounting Manager for the Exploration and Production Branch of TotalEnergies Group 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. He was appointed as a director on 31 March 2021 and a member of the Board Audit Committee and Nomination and Remuneration Committee.