Ogutu Okudo

Recognised in 2020 by Forbes Africa as part of their 30 Under 30 for her extensive work changing the narrative in the male dominated energy and extractive sectors in Africa through the work of Women in Energy and Extractives Africa (WEX Africa). Founded in 2012, WEX Africa is a social enterprise, bridging the gender gaps in the oil, gas, mining and alternative energy sectors. Building effective and efficient solutions by partnering and advising companies, international aid organisations and governments on creating shared value in their social objectives, ensuring they are sustainable, impactful and gender inclusive.

Ogutu serves as a Consultant for the Kenya State Department for Petroleum on the Kenya Petroleum Technical Assistance Project (KEPTAP) funded by the World Bank. The objective of the project is to strengthen the capacity of Kenya to manage its petroleum sector. She is the Country Manager for SpringRock Energy Kenya. An integrated upstream oilfield management services company specialising in oilfield exploration and production. Her experience spans across numerous of projects in East and West Africa. Notably, well construction project management, field development planning and first oil project management. Ogutu sits on the board of Bboxx Kenya, the off-grid power utility.