Sasini Senior Management
Group Managing Director
Mr. Martin Ochien’g
Mr. Ochien’g is a holder of a Master of Business Administration degree in Strategic Marketing and Management from Oxford Brookes University, England, and a First Class Honours Bachelor of Science degree from Moi University. His career spans over 25 years of experience in international trade, business management and leadership in industry leading global organisations. He started work for 3M HealthCare as a Medical Representative in charge of Western Kenya region before joining Warner Lambert/Pfizer Inc. in 1997 as a Territory Manager covering Western Kenya, Eastern Uganda and North Western Tanzania regions. In 2003 he moved with Pfizer to South Africa as Head of Marketing for Sub Saharan Africa markets. He has held several leadership roles in various organisations including at KWV International as Head of Global Marketing, at Tyco International as Marketing and Strategy Director for Africa and Middle East region and later as Managing Director for Tyco Commercial Services for the region, as CEO at GHM South Africa and as MD for SGA Kenya.
Mr. Ochien’g was appointed as the Group Managing Director effective 1st March 2019.
DBA, Group Financial Controller
Dr. Samuel Kanga Odalo
Dr. Samuel Odalo has over 30 years’ experience in Finance, Accounting and Audit. Prior to joining Sasini PLC, he held senior Finance and Accounting positions in various companies in the Agribusiness Industry. He holds a Doctorate Degree in Business Administration (Finance) from United States International University (USIU), a Global Executive Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from USIU in partnership with Columbia Business School in New York, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accounting) from USIU. Dr Odalo is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Kenya and is bona fide Member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK). He joined the Sasini group in 1998 and rose through the ranks to become the Group Financial Controller in July 2009.
Dr Odalo assumed the role of acting Group Managing Director from 1st October 2018 to 28th February 2019.
MANAGING DIRECTOR, KIPKEBE LIMITED
Mr. Silas Juma Njibwakale
Mr. Njibwakale holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture from University of Nairobi and a Diploma in Human Resource Management from Kenya Institute of Management (KIM). He is a full member of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM).
He has vast experience of over 26 years in managing tea estates and factories in Kenya. He has a wealth of knowledge in tea husbandry and has been instrumental in improving efficiencies and effectiveness within the tea industry in Kenya with a view to ensuring tea business remains sustainable with emphasis on value addition.
Prior to joining Sasini PLC, he held a number of senior management positions in various organizations which include The Sotik Tea Company Ltd, Sotik Highlands Tea Estate Ltd, Arroket Estate (Arroket & Kaptembwa) & Arroket Factory.
He has previously served as a member of the Board of Directors – Tea Board of Kenya and a Chairman of the Kenya Tea Growers Association (KTGA) – Sotik Branch.
Mr. Njibwakale was appointed as Managing Director – Kipkebe Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Sasini PLC.) on 1st April 2019.
General Manager, Sasini PLC. (Coffee Operations)
Mr. James Muriithi Kieu
Mr. Kieu has vast experience of over 25 years in Managing Coffee and Tea Estates & Factories. Prior to joining Sasini PLC, he held senior positions within the Neumann Kaffee Gruppe managing coffee and tea estates & factories both at local and International levels. Holds a Diploma in Agricultural Engineering from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology among other management and leadership courses. Appointed General Manager, Coffee Operations in February 2004 where he has lead in a series of diversification programs amongst other major activities
Head of Human Resources & Administration
Ms. Priscah Muthoni Keah
Ms. Keah has over 15 years’ experience in Human Resource Management. Prior to joining Sasini PLC., she held various Senior Human Resources Management positions in Agribusiness and Manufacturing Industries. Holds Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Human Resources Management, Bachelor of Science (BSc.) – (Hons), Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management and is a Member of the Institute of Human Resources Management (IHRM). Appointed to the position in July 2010.