The Kenya Pipeline Corporation (KPC) on Tuesday, April 25, appointed Joe Sang as the Managing Director on a four-year contract.
Sang rejoined KPC in January 2023 and served as the acting Managing Director before his promotion was confirmed.
He previously worked at KPC between 2016 and 2018 as the Managing Director but was forced to resign over graft allegations.
"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Sang as the Managing Director emerging top in the just concluded recruitment process," KPC Chairperson Faith Bett Boinett stated.
In February 2023, the High Court temporarily barred his appointment as the KPC boss following a case filed by the Law Society of Kenya.
According to the LSK, Sang's appointment as the acting MD was unconstitutional, arguing that the vacant position was not advertised.
On the other hand, Sang was praised for turning around KPC while serving as acting MD by boosting profits and raising high staff morale, motivation, and high productivity.
"The KPC board anticipates that Sang will continue to lead the organisation to surpass its former stellar performance.
"Joe has been instrumental in implementing the Company's strategy that has seen KPC grow its revenue portfolio and evolve from being primarily an oil company to a multi-venture oil gas company firmly in Fiber Optic Cabling (FOC), Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) distribution and sectoral training through its Morendat Institute of Oil and Gas (MIOG), among others," read part of the statement.
Meanwhile, Sang takes over Macharia Irungu after KPC declined to renew his three-year tenure.
Sang holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Strategic Management, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Nairobi.
He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Member of the Institute of Public Certified Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).
"The KPC Board, Management, and staff wish Sang success in this noble assignment," KPC Chairperson concluded.