CS. Sharon Obonyo is an Advocate of the High court of Kenya, Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Certified Secretary of Kenya. As the Acting Chief Executive Officer at the Authority and Secretary to the Board, she reports directly to, and is accountable to the Board of Directors.
CS. Obonyo is responsible for leading the development and execution of both short and long-term strategies of the Authority which include steering the implementation of large-scale water or infrastructural projects as stipulated in the Authority’s mandate.
She is also tasked with implementing the Vision and Mission and managing the overall operations and resources of the Authority.
CS. Obonyo is the current Chair of the Legal and Nominating Committee at the Geothermal Association of Kenya. She is a successful legal executive with over twelve years of company secretarial practice, boardroom experience and Counsel to various Parastatals.
She is highly efficient and competent with the ability to ensure that the organization complies and operates in accordance with statutory and legal provisions. She is well-presented and highly personable with a deep knowledge of corporate regulatory and company rules.
Previously, CS. Obonyo worked as the Chief Legal Officer at the Authority, having served at the Geothermal Development Company as a Legal Officer and a member of the Audit Committee at the Geothermal Association of Kenya (GAK).
CS. Obonyo brings of board core competences that include: Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Crisis Management, Compliance Management, Public Relations, Regulatory Affairs, Legal Analysis, Litigation Management, Strategic Planning, Multi-unit Operation Management and Team Leadership