KenGen CEO named one of Top Women CEOs in Africa

Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) Managing Director and CEO, Rebecca Miano, has been named among top women CEOs leading business in Africa.

Mrs. Miano was named among a pool of top 50 women comprising of Chief Executives, Division Heads and Regional Managers who run over 1,400 companies sampled by for the Definitive List of Women CEOs in Africa 2021. 

In a comprehensive list featuring 22 CEOs from companies listed on all the African Stock Exchanges with a market cap of over $150 Million, KenGen’s Mrs. Miano featured in position 18, with a record of managing a company with a market capitalization of $275 Million. 

Other key women business leaders from Kenya featured in the list include East African Breweries Limited (EABL) Group CEO, Mrs. Jane Karuku and Diamond Trust Bank (DTB) Group CEO, Nasim Devji.

Speaking after the announcement, Mrs. Miano said: “I am deeply touched, honoured and pleasantly surprised to receive this recognition featuring alongside some of the most inspiring and outstanding leaders across Africa by Their remarkable service and records will continue to inspire generations to come and make our world a better place.”

Mrs. Miano has had a 30-year multi-faceted career in the energy sector and is a recognized continental business leader focused on running KenGen, a global renewable energy market leader as a sustainable entity.

In 2010, she won the Company Secretary of the Year award in the Champions of Governance Awards series. The same year, she was awarded the Order of the Grand Warrior of Kenya (OGW) and, in 2019, the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS) in recognition of her outstanding service to the nation.

In November 2019, she was appointed to the Board of Global Compact Network, Kenya and was named among the Top 100 Women CEOs in Africa by Reset Global People. 

According to, the research on The Definitive List is distinguished in that it is grounded in objective criteria, starting with a review of publicly available data provided by Bloomberg. The research team undertakes a deep-level assessment for a more thorough analysis to determine the unambiguous, definitive list.

The Definitive List of CEOs celebrates the accomplishments of women at the top of large and complex listed companies in Africa.

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