Catherine Irura is a persuasive and diversely skilled executive leader with almost 10 years’ experience managing a broad spectrum of legal and compliance affairs related to project development, environmental and social governance. Catherine is the Managing Director of SOWITEC Kenya Limited, focusing on delivering a GW scale of solar and wind projects in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In addition to the current development pipeline, Catherine also leads the development of green hydrogen projects to

Highest Level of Education

Master's Degree

Current Job/Study field

Private sector


Kenya Flag Kenya

Work experience

  • Managing Director
    SOWITEC Kenya Limited - Full-time From January 2016 to Present

    tOverseeing day to day business operations, liaise with stakeholders, investor relations, drive strategic company growth and manage the team. rntEnsuring company policies, strategies and legal guidelines are implemented.rntFundraising applications and business pitches to potential investors.rntDeveloping operational and project budgets and monitoring expenditure. rntProject Management and for a GW scale portfolio of wind, solar and green hydrogen projects

  • Secretary and co-lead advocacy working group
    Electricity Sector Association of Kenya - Part-time From June 2022 to Present

    I am responsible for documenting the work of the board. This includes the recording of minutes or notes of meetings, the recording of board policies, maintaining a list of current board members, issuing notices of meetings, board correspondence and the submission of legal documents.

  • Co-lead
    Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) - Green Hydrogen subsector board - Freelance From July 2022 to Present

    I chair the KEPSA Green Hydrogen subsector board which aims at advancing the development of hydrogen as a strategic decarbonized energy carrier for Kenya with potential for production/application of derivatives (e-fuels, fertilizer, mobility etc.) I prepare workplans and organize activities and engagements with stakeholders (private & public sector) which will create a green hydrogen economy in Kenya


  • Environmental Governance
    Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg From October 2013 to October 2015
  • Bachelor of Law (LLB)
    University of Nairobi From October 2006 to December 2010

Area of expertise

Energy policy Environmental policy Compliance Hydrogen Market supervision/monitoring Portfolio management


  • English


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