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"POWERING AFRICA'S INVESTMENTS : We are a major player in the African oil business, supplying over 2,500,000m3 of petroleum products per year to over 10 countries in East, Central and Southern Africa. "

"POWERING MODERN TECHNOLOGY: We keep pace with and match every initiative the African continent aspires to achieve by awaketing untapped potentials of our people. "

  Board Of Directors ( Kenol)  

Mr. J.I. Segman


Group Managing Director

and Acting Chairperson


Mr. Segman has over 28 years experience in the oil industry, having worked for various companies in Israel, Iran and Kenya. He has been central to the expansion of Kenol since he joined the Kenol/Kobil team in 1990. Prior to his appointment as the Managing Director, Mr. Segman worked as the Deputy Managing Director and General Manager , Marketing and Operations. He holds a BA Degree in Economics from Israel University and an MBA from USIU. He is also a director of Kobil Petroleum Ltd. Mr. Segman was appointed the Company's Acting Chairperson on January 24, 2006.

Segman is married and lives with his family in Nairobi.


Ms Pat Lai


Group Finance Director



Ms Lai was appointed Kenol's Finance Director in May 2006. She has experience at senior management level in accounting and finance, having previously worked in South Africa. Ms Lai is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.



Mr. Desterio Oyatsi


Non-Executive Director




Mr. Oyatsi was appointed to the non-executive Director on August 10, 2007.  Mr. Oyatsi is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, and Managing Partner of Shapely, Barret & Co., Advocates.

Mr. Oyatsi's main practice is Commercial Law. He is currently a Commissioner of Kenya Law Reform Commission and Non Executive Director of Metropolitan Life Insurance Kenya Ltd. During 1999-2002, he acted as a Non Executive Director of Capital Market Authority and between 1999-2003, as a Non Executive Director of Telkom Kenya Ltd.

Oyatsi is married and lives with his family in Nairobi.


Mr. Terry Davidson


Non-Executive Director



Mr. Davidson was appointed a Non-Executive Director on September 25, 2007. He is an experienced career banker, having successfully served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Commercial Bank for four and half  years until he took an early retirement early this year. During his tenure at the bank, he engineered a major turnaround which saw the bank move from a loss-making enterprise to a significant profit-making public enterprise, with its market capitalisation increasing from KShs.3 billion to its current position at KShs.56 billion.


He has also served for over 30 years, in senior capacities within the CitiBank Group in London including Managing Citibank Kenya and South Africa being the Regional HO.


A Kenyan by birth, Mr. Davidson is a Council Member of the University of Nairobi, and a member of the Board of several leading enterprises including the Deposit Protection Fund. He has also served as the Chairman of the Kenya Bankers' Association on two occasions, and has previously served in the Board of the Federation of Kenya Employers.

Terry is married and lives with his family in Nairobi.



Mr. Robert Paterson


Non-Executive Director


Mr. Paterson was appointed Non-Executive director on June 1, 2007. He served in ExxonMobil for over 30 years, the last five as Chairman and CEO of Mobil Kenya Limited. Before his appointment as CEO of Mobil Kenya, he managed Mobil retail businesses in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique and the Indian Ocean Islands. Mr. Paterson has also held senior positions in Thailand, Japan, Malaysia, Canada and for the last two years was Chairman of the Petroleum Institute of East Africa (PIEA). Bob is married and lives with his family in Nairobi.


Mr. Per Nils Vilhelm Jacobsson


Non-Executive Director



Mr. Jacobsson has for the last 6 years been the Managing Director of a Property company and Investment company active in Stockholm, founded by his grandfather in 1938.

Apart from being experienced in Property Development and Management, Mr. Jacobsson has vast experience in the Downstream Oil Industry in Africa.

Per is married and lives with his family in Sweden.


Mr. Charles Field-Marsham


Non-Executive Director



Charles is the Founder and an Executive Director of both Kestrel Capital (East Africa) a licensed investment bank in Kenya, and Panafrican Truck & Equipment, the distributor in Kenya and Tanzania for Komatsu construction and mining equipment.  He is also an Executive Director of Kenya Fluorspar, a mining company in Kenya. He is a Director of AMREF Canada.  AMREF is the leading African health development organization, headquartered in Kenya with operations across Africa.
He funds and is a Director of the Kenya Scholar Athlete Program (KenSap), a non-profit, which in three years, has facilitated 29 rural Kenyan students gain full scholarships to 19 elite American universities which include: Harvard, Yale, Princeton and MIT.
Charles is married and lives with his family in Toronto.


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