Vivo Energy Kenya appoints new Managing Director


Vivo Energy, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants in Africa, has appointed Joe Muganda as Managing Director Vivo Energy Kenya. Mr Muganda will take up his new role effective 1st February 2018.

Mr Muganda will join Vivo Energy Kenya from Nation Media Group where he has been the Managing Director since July 2015 covering Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. Mr Muganda, brings a wealth of experience from this and various other roles, primarily within the FMCG sector. These include Kenya Breweries Ltd. where he was the Managing Director and British American Tobacco (BAT) where he held a number of different roles including General Manager for the Southern Africa Markets, Head of Corporate Affairs, Regional Manager - Africa and the Middle East, and senior marketing and brand roles. Before BAT he previously worked in Barclays and Unilever.

Mr Muganda holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Buckingham and an MBA from the University of Leicester, both in the UK.

Commenting on the appointment, David Mureithi, Executive Vice President, Vivo Energy East and South Region, said: “I am delighted to welcome Mr Muganda as the new Managing Director of Vivo Energy Kenya. When he joins in February his vast experience will bring great added value to Vivo Energy Kenya, allowing the company to build on its previous success, as he steers the company to meet its ambitious goals.”

About Vivo Energy

With a vision to become Africa’s most respected energy business Vivo Energy Kenya, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, was established in 2012. The Shell brand has been in Kenya since 1900.

Vivo Energy Kenya has a fuels storage capacity of 87,625 m³ and 178 service stations, with many offering Shell Cards and convenience retail stores.

Vivo Energy Kenya employs 204 people. The company is recognised as a leader in the oil industry, championing and setting standards for safety.

Vivo Energy provides high quality solutions for motorists and businesses in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Mauritius, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda. Its retail offering includes fuels, lubricants, card services, shops and other non-fuel services (e.g. oil change and car wash). For businesses it provides fuels, lubricants and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to business customers across a range of sectors including marine, mining, and manufacturing. Jet fuel is sold to customers at 23 airports though a partnership with Vitol Aviation.

The company employs around 2,300 people, operates over 1,700 retail service stations under the Shell brand and has access to approximately 900,000 cubic metres of fuel storage capacity. Shell and Vivo Lubricants has blending capacity of around 125,000 metric tonnes at plants in six countries (Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco, and Tunisia) producing Shell branded lubricants.

Notes to editors

Media contact:

Angela Munyua

Vivo Energy Kenya


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