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Rebecca Miano Biography, Age, Education, and Career

Rebecca Miano Biography

Rebecca Miano is a source of hope, inspiration, and a mirror of how hard work, determination, and excellence can impact one’s life. In a world where top corporates in the country are managed by men, she stepped up and became one of the few women in Kenya who have shattered the glass ceiling. 

Rebecca Miano became the first female CEO of KenGen since 1954, a feat no weak and fearsome woman can achieve. This also made her one out of two women to head a parastatal in Kenya with the other being MaryJane Mwangi.

KenGen is the largest producer of Electricity in East Africa. She holds the position with dignity and believes in taking bold steps to pursue her dreams. 

In 2010, she was awarded the Order of Grand Warrior (OGW) as an acknowledgment of her work. 

When she is not playing corporate boss, Mrs. Miano loves watching plays, reading, and knitting (she even knitted her husband’s favorite sweater). She is also a mother and a wife. 

Education

Born in 1966, Rebecca Miano holds a Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree with Honors from the University of Nairobi, a Master in law, and Postgraduate studies in Comparative Law from Australia National University.

In 2010, she finished the Advanced Management Program at Strathmore University. She is also a registered certified public secretary of Kenya and is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK) and the Law Society of Kenya.

Career

She first worked at a Nairobi-based law firm known as Musyoka Anna & Company Advocates before working at Slater & Gordon in Queensland, Australia. 

In 1998, she joined KenGen- Kenya Electricity Generation Company, where she rose through the ranks steadily over the years. 

In 2008, she became the director of legal affairs and company secretary, a position she held until August 2015 when she was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in an acting capacity.

On 1st November 2017, she was confirmed as the CEO. She beat ninety other capable and experienced applicants to emerge at the top. 

She revealed how hesitant she was to apply for the CEO role. Miano thought it was a reserve of male engineers and doctors. Inspired by her notions, she gave it a try and got the job.

The board started her off with the salary of the previous CEO and when it was all said and done, she became the first female CEO of KenGen. With over two decades working in the energy company, it is obvious this is a role she was qualified to do. 

On July 2, 2020, the KenGen MD and CEO was appointed as a member of the Advisory Council and Development by the World Bank for a two-year term. Speaking on her appointment, Mrs. Miano said: 

“I am greatly honored to join the World Bank Group’s Advisory Council on Gender and Development. As a participating member, I look forward to impacting positively in the advancement of the gender agenda towards shared prosperity…”

CS Rebecca Miano

She has been named a cabinet Cabinet Secretary for EAC by President William Ruto.

CS Rebecca Miano Net Worth

Rebecca Miano says the value of her total assets stands at Sh397 million.

Miano, the Cabinet Secretary nominee for EAC, Arid and Semi-Arid Lands and Regional Development said these are in form of vehicles, a home, and land. 

“I have a house in Nairobi, Nyahururu, the rest are properties that we (my husband and I) have acquired over the last 30 years. The value is the current market value that has appreciated over time,” she said.

Miano said her vehicles include a Toyota Prado, a Mitsubishi Pajero, and an Isuzu truck.

“It totals to 397,100,000,” she said.

On November 2017, Miano was appointed the first female Chief Executive Officer of KenGen.

She is also a member of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK), East Africa Law Society, a council member of the World Bank Group, and the advisory council on Gender and Development.

Miano is also the vice chairperson of the United Nations  Global Compact.

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