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 Expert  723599

Expert in Agricultural Engineering


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Kenya
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He has been involved in agribusiness for over 17 years. He holds Second Class Honours in Agricultural Engineering from University of Nairobi. He oversaw the Field Services Department as part of his job description. Agronomy also fell under his portfolio as the Agriculture Field Services Manager.

He engages in consultancy for investors and interested persons in the sugar industry in terms of Investment Project Appraisal and irrigation methodologies. He can help plan, set and revise short and long-term departmental operational targets at regular intervals. He has experience contributing to overall company business planning and strategy. He can prepare both capital and operational budgets and control department expenditure targets through motivating and developing staff, consistently achieving and surpassing Key Performance Indicators (KPI). He can ensure the efficient and cost effective utilization of machinery and equipment. He ensures that efficient services are rendered to the farmers and other departments for the smooth running of the entire company. He has experience evaluating that sugarcane of appropriate quality is harvested in sufficient quantities and delivered to the factory on time. He can assist in the development, implementation and periodic review of systems and procedures for disposal of old or uneconomical motor vehicles and machineries of the company. As well as, ensuring that the right type of machineries and equipments are identified and sourced for better production and efficiency.

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agribusiness

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agricultural engineering

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agriculture

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agricultural machine

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agronomic

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soil agriculture


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1986   BSc   Agricultural Engineering   University of Nairobi   Second Class Honors

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2006 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Independent Sugar Industry Consultant

 

He engages in consultancy for investors and interested persons in the sugar industry in terms of Investment Project Appraisal and irrigation methodologies. He completed, under a Short-Term Contract with CardnoAgrisystems Consulting Firm on behalf of their client, European Commission a National Sugar and EU Response Strategy for Kenya as the Sugar Industry Expert for Infrastructure and Agronomy. It was under the Framework of EU Kenya Study. He also undertook an Irrigation Project Appraisal and feasibility study for the Nyando Sugar Belt for a Chinese-based investor.

2001 to 2004

 

Chemelil Sugar Company Ltd.

 

Agricultural Field Services

 

Agricultural Services Manager

 

1. Plan, set and revise at regular intervals short and long term departmental operational targets. 2. Reporting to the Managing Director with responsibility for operational and people management within the Department. 3. Contribute to overall company business planning and strategy. 4. Maintain departmental discipline, accountability and industrial harmony. 5. Ensure the efficient and cost effective utilization of machinery and equipment. 6. Prepare both capital and operational budgets and control department expenditure targets through motivating and developing staff, consistently achieving and surpassing Key Performance Indicators(KPI). 7. Ensure efficient services are rendered to the farmers and other departments for the smooth running of the entire company. 8. Ensure sugarcane of appropriate quality is harvested in sufficient quantities and delivered to the factory on time. 9. Ensuring preventive and periodic repair and maintenance of motor vehicles and machineries are undertaken and ensure that vehicles and machineries are kept in good mechanical order. 10. Monitoring and controlling Departmental compliance in all areas,including effective planning, staff training, recruitment and development, organisation, time management and correct operation of company vehicles, machines and equipment. 11. Reviewing and evaluating regular KPI achievement and producing a regular spreadsheet. 12. Monitoring utilization of fuels and lubricants at all levels of the company. 13. Assisting in the development, implementation and periodic review of systems and procedures for disposal of old or uneconomical motor vehicles and machineries of the company. 14. Ensuring that the right type of machineries and equipments are identified and sourced for better production and efficiency. 15. Communicating daily with Departmental functions - Irrigation, Agricultural Engineering, Workshop, Harvesting & Transport – to ensure effective control and operation of all areas.

1994 to 2001

 

Chemelil Sugar Company Ltd.

 

Agricultural Field Services

 

Agricultural Engineer

 

1. Ensure adequate availability of machinery and equipment for land development. 2. Reporting to Agricultural Manager (F.S.) and direct reports from Assistant Agricultural Engineer and Surveyor. 3. Facilitate efficient utilization of resources, both human and material resources within the section. 4. Ensure provision of timely and cost effective services for cane development in Nucleus Estate and out growers. 5. Ensure proper adequate drainage in both Nucleus Estate and outgrowers farms as well as residential areas. 6. Ensure adequate supply of irrigation water for water application and facilitate timely repairs of roads for cane delivery to the factory. 7. Planning, designing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of irrigation and draining systems in both Nucleus Estate and outgrowers.

1987 to 1994

 

Chemelil Sugar Company Ltd.

 

Agricultural Field Services

 

Various

 


to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Provincial Irrigation Unit

 

Assistant Irrigation Engineer

 



Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Kenya Society for Agricultural Technologists

Licenses/Certifications

Certificate in Management of Irrigation Projects, Mananga (1998). Team Building Course - Outward Bound Trust (Kenya). Cost Cutting and Management - Federation of Kenya Employers. Finance for Non-finance Managers - Kenya Institute of Management(K.I.M). Financial Appraisal - K.I.M. Tyre Maintenance - Sameer Africa.


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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1995 to 1995   Italy   He participated in Sugar industry Missions on machineries and irrigation.
1996 to 1996   Ethiopia   He participated in Missions on machineries and irrigation. He attended an African Sugar Industry Symposium.
1997 to 1997   Tanzania   He participated in Sugar industry missions on machineries and irrigation.
1998 to 1998   Zimbabwe   He participated in Sugar industry missions on machineries and irrigation.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   He speaks excellent English.
Kiswahili   He speaks excellent Kiswahili.

 

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