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History
The Kenya Petroleum Refineries Limited was originally set up by Shell and the British Petroleum Company BP to serve the East African region in the supply of a wide variety of oil products. The Company was incorporated in 1960, under the name East African Oil Refineries Limited. The first refinery complex which has distillation, hydrotreating, catalytic reforming and bitumen production units was commissioned in 1963.  The second refinery train was commissioned in 1974 and also has distillation, hydrotreating and reforming units.

Key Historical dates
1959: Colonial Government Agreement with ‘Consolidated’ (50% Shell, 50% BP)
1960: East African Oil Refineries Limited Incorporated
1963: Complex I completed and commissioned
1963: Esso and Caltex become Shareholders
1970: Grease Plant Constructed
1971: Government acquire 50% Shareholding
1974: Complex II completed and commissioned
1983: Change of name to - Kenya Petroleum Refineries Limited.
1994: Deregulation leading to introduction of base load and processing fees changes
1996: New Control Center (DCS) commissioned
1997: Esso sold their shares
1998: KPRL Laboratory ISO 9002 Certified
2005: Commencement of production of unleaded mogas
2007: New Laboratory completed and commissioned
2009: Essar acquired 50% of shares from Shell, BP and Chevron

Shareholding
KPRL is privately owned limited liability company. The Government of Kenya (GOK) owns 50% of the company's equity and the other 50% is held by Essar Energy Overseas Limited.

Board of Directors.

Name Nationality Appointing Shareholder Position

Festus W. King'ori

Kenyan

Government of Kenya

Alternate Director

Hesbon Gondi

Kenyan

Government of Kenya

Director

Joseph Kinyua

Kenyan

Government of Kenya

Director

Lawrence T. Gatama

Kenyan

Government of Kenya

Alternate Director

Narendra Vachharajani

Indian

Essar Energy overseas Ltd

Director

Naresh Nayyar

Indian

Essar Energy overseas Ltd

Director

Patrick Nyoike

Kenyan

Government of Kenya

Director

Srinivasalu Thangapandian

Indian

Essar Energy Overseas Ltd.

Director

Suleiman R.Shakombo

Kenyan

Government of Kenya

Director/Chairman

Management Team
The Management Team is composed of:

Name Position Responsibility
Bansal Brij Mohan CEO .
Charles Nguyai COO/EM .

Matiur Rahman

Manufacturing Manager

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Stephen Mbui Chief Finance Officer .

Martin Wahome

Human Resource Manager

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Oscar Ngaiza Manager Large Projects .
Joseph Ndoti Finance Manager .
Abigail Mwangi Commercial Manager .

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