Dr. Macharia Irungu is the Kenya Pipeline Company Managing Director with over 23 years of experience at Senior Management level in Oil and Gas Industry in Africa.
Dr. Macharia is a member of the America Chamber of Commerce, Kenya Hospital Association, British Business Association, Institute of Directors and the Kenya Institute of Management.
He is also an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (England and Wales), Institute of Certified Secretaries (Kenya) and Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya.
In addition, Dr. Macharia has held various positions of leadership. To highlight a few, he was the Group Managing Director at Gulf Africa Petroleum Corporation(GAPCO), Director at Total Kenya Plc and Director of Libya Investment Petroleum, Mobil.
He has also served in various Boards including; Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA), Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC), British American Tobacco Kenya Ltd (BAT), Petroleum Institute of East Africa (PIEA) among others.
Some of his distinguished accomplishments include steering of the construction of Standard Gauge Railway and operationalization of the Rift Valley Railways as the Chair of the Project Committee.
Designing and implementing construction of petroleum strategic storage in Rwanda which has enhanced guarantee of product supply in Great Lakes Region among other projects.
He has also been very instrumental in regulating the importation, refining, exportation, transportation, storage and sale of petroleum and petroleum products as a Director at the Energy & Petroleum Regulatory Authority.
Due to his diligence, achievements, and relentless determination to achieve nothing but the best, he has garnered several awards and recognition globally.
His awards include the Mobil International Golden Nugget and Global Recognition award, given by Exxon Mobil.
He was also recently recognized with Presidential awards of the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS) and Uzalendo Award.