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Management Executives

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.

MS LAWRENCIA GICHATHA

MS LAWRENCIA GICHATHA - Finance Manager

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

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 the 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.

Christophe Wittmann

CHRISTOPHE WITTMANN- Commercial Manager 

(Network, SFS, Card, Customer Service & Brand Communication) Mr. Christophe Wittmann holds a Degree from the NEOMA – Reims Management School. He joined TotalEnergies in 2001 and has worked in Europe and Asia serving in different positions including IT Project Manager, Pricing Manager, Network Regional Manager, Marketing & Service Strategy Officer and Vice President for Retail. He was the Shop, Food, Services & Customer Centricity Manager for Africa until august 2021 when he was appointed as TotalEnergies Marketing Kenya Commercial Manager for Retail, Cards, Customer service, Commercial Communication and Shop Food and Services.

MS SUSAN GACHERU

MS SUSAN GACHERU - Planning & Supply Manager

Ms Susan Gacheru joined TotalEnergies Marketing Kenya Plc as the Planning & Supply Manager in July 2017. She has over 18 years’ experience in the Oil Industry, majority of it being in the Supply, Trading & Logistics field. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting from Catholic University of East Africa, a Diploma in Supply and Purchasing from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply and is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration degree specialising in Strategic Management. Previously she worked at GAPCO Kenya Ltd where she was the Supply & Trading Manager for a period of 3 years. Other positions she has held include Supply & Trading Coordinator at Hashi Energy Ltd between January 2012 and April 2014, and functions within Supply & Finance departments at Ola Energy Limited (formerly Exxon Mobil) from January 2004 to December 2011.

MR OLIVER BIYOGO

MR OLIVER BIYOGO - Commercial Manager Specialties

Oliver Biyogo holds a Degree in Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Automotive) from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. He is a Member of Institute of Engineers of Kenya and a member of Kenya Bureau of Standards Technical Committee for Petroleum Products. Oliver Joined TotalEnergies Marketing Kenya Plc in 2011, during his tenure he has worked as Lubricants Sales Engineer (3 yrs), Lubricants Technical Support Manager (2 yrs.) and as the Lubricants Sales Manager (5yrs) in charge of sales and marketing of lubricants in Kenya and Export Markets. Prior to Joining TotalEnergies, Oliver worked for Mantrac Kenya Ltd (CATERPILLAR Dealer in East Africa) in the area of Product Technical Support Services for heavy Construction machinery, marine engines and power systems.

MR SANDIP MUKHERJEE

MR SANDIP MUKHERJEE - Commercial Manager B2B

Mr Sandip Mukherjee joined TotalEnergies Marketing Kenya Plc as the Commercial Manager B2B in February 2018. He holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIMC) and a Bachelor of Science in Physics. Previously he has been associated with the GAPCO Group for seventeen years in various roles in the downstream petroleum markets in East Africa. His last position was General Manager – Sales for GAPCO Kenya Ltd. He had also worked in India with MNCs like ESAB and has varied experience across petroleum downstream, engineering, management consultancy and international business development.

MR GÉRARD OBERTI

MR GÉRARD OBERTI - Operations Manager

Mr Gérard Jean-Pierre Oberti holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Ecole National Supérieure des Arts et Métiers - ENSAM, Paris (France) as well as a master’s degree in Geophysics from French Petroleum Institute (IFPParis, France). He joined TotalEnergies in 1998 as Aviation fuels project Manager and rose to the ranks of Aviation JIG Inspector and Aviation Joint Venture Depot Manager (TotalEnergies-BP) respectively. He has then served TotalEnergies in several countries, in 2007 as Terminal Operations Manager at TotalEnergies UK Ltd in North London (UK), 2014 as HSE assistant Director at TotalEnergies Americas zone in Panama and 2017 as Major Incidents Chief Investigation Officer for TotalEnergies Holding HSE division. He was appointed Operations Manager of TotalEnergies Marketing Kenya Plc in December 2019, a position he holds to date.

MS IRENE MUINDE

MS IRENE MUINDE - Head of Human Resources & Administration

Ms Irene Muinde joined TotalEnergies Marketing Kenya Plc in September 2013 and has diverse experience spanning over 20 years acquired from manufacturing and banking sectors. She holds an Executive MBA in Human Resources from Moi University, Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nairobi, Diploma in HRM from Kenya Institute of Management and is a Certified Psychometric Tester and Prince2 Practitioner (Project Methodology). She is also a Certified Coach (ICF).

MRS MARY MUIRURI - HSEQ manager

Ms Mary Muiruri holds a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Production Engineering from Moi University and an MBA in International Trade from University of Nairobi. She is a member in good standing of the Institute of Engineers of Kenya (IEK). She brings on board experience in manufacturing having worked in Kenya Railways Central workshops in the Foundry shop, EA Steel Manufacturers and Firestone & Bridgestone Tyre manufacturer as an Industrial Engineer. She has over 20 years experience in downstream oil business having worked for ExxonMobil, where she did a short stint in Cairo Egypt, and Chevron before joining TotalEnergies Marketing Kenya Plc in 2009. She has served in various positions within TotalEnergies including supply and trading shipping operations. She was in charge of solar project for Africa, based in Paris, and also served as Commercial Director for general trade and mines and head of Katanga province in DR Congo. In August 2021 she was appointed HSEQ Manager and prior to this appointment she was the PRISM and Regional optimization Manager for East Africa based in Kenya.