Mr. James Mbote /holds a Bachelor’ Degree in Technology Education (Electrical & Electronics Option) from Moi University, an MBA in Oil and Gas from Middlesex University – London, a Diploma in Management of Information Systems (MIS) from Strathmore College and various other upstream oil and gas technical and risk management courses, including Master Risk Assessor Training in The Netherlands.
James Mbote is the current sitting chairperson of the Oil and Gas Contractors Association of Kenya. (OGCA-K).
James Mbote is a seasoned Oil and Gas Professional and an accomplished business leader with vast experience in the global upstream and midstream oil and gas sectors. He has previously worked with Nabors Drilling International Limited (NDIL) in Kenya, Tanzania, Libya, Oman and Kuwait. He also worked with Woodside Energy PTY in Kenya during the drilling of the famous Pomboo 1 well. James also worked with Halliburton Worldwide Limited and Shell Iraq Petroleum Development (SIPD) in Iraq where he was involved in an Integrated Well Delivery Contract (IWDC) which involved turnkey drilling of development oil wells in one of the world’s largest oilfield (Majnoon Oilfield). While in Iraq, James was also assigned special Technical HSE assignments for the start-up of Exxon Mobil Iraq Limited (EMIL) West Qurna project and ENI Zubair field project.
His passion for building the industry in Kenya, coupled with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, compelled him, together with his partners, to establish Oilfield Movers Limited (OML), a now renowned company offering logistical solutions and technical support services to the Oil & Gas sector, mining, major infrastructure projects and Corporates in East Africa. James serves as Managing Director for OML but also runs an indigenous oilfield support services company (ROLSS Ltd) which operates in Kenya, Uganda and the larger Eastern Africa. In addition, he holds directorships in other upstream and midstream oil and gas related entities such as Caprock Drilling International Ltd (CDI) which is an entirely owned Kenyan drilling and workover company established to bridge the gap in local players involved in drilling, workover and well completion operations.
Through these companies, Mr. Mbote has been able to demonstrate the existence of local capacity to undertake specialized work in the emerging Oil & Gas sector. Under his direction, OML has revolutionized the upstream oil and gas industry in Kenya by reducing drilling rig-move timelines from twenty-five (25) days to three and a half (3.5) days within a 15km radius. OML has also demonstrated and continues to demonstrate operational excellence where the Company has achieved exceptional safety and operational milestones without lost time incidents.
James is a firm believer in: “Service is the lifeblood of any organization. Everything flows from it and is nourished by it. Customer service is not a department, it is an attitude” Sam Parker & Mac Anderson.
Mwendia Nyaga is an Oil & Gas professional with 14 years’ industry experience in Kenya and the East African region. He is currently Finance Director of Oilfield Movers Limited having held this position since the company was founded in 2012. Prior to this, Mwendia has held top finance positions having been head of Finance at National Oil Corporation of Kenya, a State Corporation in the Oil and Gas sector, Group Finance Manager for Unga Holdings Limited and Finance Manager at Unga Feeds Limited. Previously, Mwendia was a Senior Auditor at Deloitte in Kenya where he started his finance and accounting career.
He is also the Chief Executive of Oil & Energy Services a boutique advisory firm providing consulting services to clients with an interest in the upstream and downstream petroleum industry in the Eastern Africa region. The company has been involved in several transformational projects in both private and public sectors. Before founding Oil and Energy Services and jointly founding Oilfield Movers Limited, Mwendia was the CEO of the National Oil Corporation of Kenya and later a Consultant to the Ministry of Energy.
Human Resource and Administration Director
Mr. Mbote is a youthful and energetic Kenyan Entrepreneur. He graduated from Strathmore University with a 1 st Class Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting and Finance (Double Major) degree and is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K).
He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management, both from Heriot-Watt University’s Edinburgh Business School.
12 years of solid experience in the Oil & Energy Industry has seen him work in various countries in Africa. For the last 9 years, Mr. Mbote has been intimately involved in the establishment and development of Royal Oilfields Logistics Services & Supplies Limited and Oilfield Movers Limited. These are two indigenous East African Companies that pioneered the provision of world-class logistical and support services to the Oil and Energy Industry in the region.
This has seen them win and execute high-value contracts with clients such as Tullow Kenya BV, Marriot Drilling Africa, Weatherford Drilling International, and a host of other Multinational Companies. In addition to serving in the Board of Directors, he is the leader of the Finance, Human Resource, and Administrative dockets.
John is a values-driven inspirational leader with over 15 years of senior management experience. He joined Oilfield Movers Limited from the shipping conglomerate Maersk Line where he was the Country Operations Manager. He has previously delivered various multimillion-dollar projects in Oil & Gas, Energy, Shipping and 3PL freight forwarding.
John is an alumnus of the University of Nairobi where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Economics. He holds an MBA in Strategic Management plus a post-graduate diploma in Marketing Management.
In addition, John is Master of Science (MSc) finalist in Procurement & Logistics, a certified Lean 6 Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB), approved DG Handler, trained Leader of Others and a qualified Leader of Leaders.
John has vast work experience in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, United Arab Emirates, Mozambique and Ethiopia.
A pragmatic who sees an opportunity in every challenge and is motivated by driving growth in the team and business he captains.
Outside work, John is an avid chess player, proficient script writer and a sports enthusiast (Formula 1 & soccer).
Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Manager
Mr.Ongesa is a seasoned Quality, Safety, Health and Environment (QSHE) professional with ten years’ experience. He holds a Bachelor’s as well as a Master’s degree in Environmental Science.
David has also achieved Nebosh Technical Course in Oil and Gas operational safety as well as Nebosh International General Certificate (IGC) in Occupational Safety and Health. The current Nebosh IGC syllabus has largely steered David’s contribution in the field of Occupational Safety and Health.
Mr. Ongesa is a National award winner of the 2018 Kenya National Occupational Safety and Health Research Conference where he presented the first best scientific research paper on how automation and mechanization can be adopted to reduce Lost Time Injuries (LTIs).
He is a duly registered active member of National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), Reg. No. 7313 and Environment Institute of Kenya (EIK).
At Oilfield Movers Limited (OML) he is in charge of Health, Safety, Environment, Training and Operational Excellence (HSET & OE) and also responsible for compliance with Contractual, Industry, legal, statutory and regulatory requirements.
Mr. Masega is a Certified Engineer with the Engineers Board of Kenya spanning a 12 years’ experience. His background has earned him responsibilities in the Petroleum/Energy sector, with a background in Engineering, Project planning & Management and Business Administration, Sales and Marketing. He is currently in charge of supervising logistics operations at Oilfield Movers Limited.
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechatronic Engineering, a Masters of Arts Degree in Project Planning and Management and a Masters in Business Administration.
He has participated in a number of professional engagements which include:
- Risk Management in the Oil and Gas Industry. – Petroleum Institute of East Africa/OPCOL Business Consultant.
- Gaining business Edge through performance. -Raiser Group -Kenya.
- Entrepreneurship – Gold Meir International Training Center – Israel.
- Occupational Health and Safety- Triangle SHE – Kenya.
Mr. Gatabaki spans a 5 year maintenance management career distinguished by commended performance and proven results in the oil and gas sector, using quality management systems while utilizing British Standards BS7121-2-3, ISO 55000 and PAS 55 for standards on Asset Integrity Management.
He has a background in B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering from The University of Nairobi and a Pg. Diploma in Asset and Integrity Management from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland.
He is certified in Reliability Centered Maintenance, World Class Maintenance Strategies and Leadership by Prime Quality Training, as well as Vibration Analysis Category I and II by the Mobius Institute. His other professional accreditations are:
- Registered Graduate Engineer by the Engineers Board of Kenya E.B.K. (Reg. No. B7528)
- A Member of the Energy Institute, United Kingdom. (Reg. N0. 0070050)
- Basic Operational Safety and Health Committee Training by CORE occupational Solutions
Senior Finance Associate
Oscar Kisilu is Finance and accounting professional with over 18 years’ experience in logistics sector in Kenya and the East African region. He is currently the Senior Finance Associate at Oilfield Movers Limited having held this position since the company was founded in 2013. Prior to this, Oscar Kisilu has held different finance positions in DHL Exel Supply Chain, initially as contract accountant then as Business Group accountant.
Certified Public Account of Kenya (CPA-K) and active member of both the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK)
Bachelor of Commerce degree from KCA University.
Patrick Aswani is a self-motivated professional operating on autopilot with 6 years’ experience in logistics mainly warehousing and distribution by providing logistical solutions through the logistics information systems. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Statistics from Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and technology second class upper honors.
He has worked with internationally recognized companies such as DHL Supply Chain and Bollore Transport Logistics. He is currently the Logistics Controller at Oil Field Movers whose primary role is help the company optimize logistics operations efficiency and build competitive advantage by fully exploiting Logistics information systems in place and ensure full compliance through setting up tight controls in place that will promote integrity as one of the core values of OML.
Senior Human Resource And Administration Associate
Faith Jaoko is a Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP-K) who is a full member of the Institute of Human Resource Management-Kenya (IHRM-K). She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Social Work and an MBA in Human Resource Management both attained from the University of Nairobi.
She is a seasoned HR professional with over 6 years’ experience as HR Professional in various capacities. She has Worked in the NGO, IT and Testing and Inspection industries. She is passionate about working with teams to help them explore their potential as they contribute to organisational goal and objectives.
Wahu Njoroge is a procurement professional with over 5 years’ experience. She is a Certified Supply Chain Professional (MCIPS) who is a full member of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM). She holds a Bachelor’s of Business and administration- Supply chain Management.
At Oilfield Movers Limited her key roles are Developing, updating and overseeing the application of appropriate quality control in the procurement function.
She has previously worked in the Information Systems industry and is passionate about upholding integrity in matters supply chain.
Finance Associate, Revenue
James Osolo is currently the Finance Associate at Oilfield Movers Limited, a position he has held since 2018. Prior to this role, James worked with Mitchell Cotts Limited as a Warehouse Supervisor and Accountant.
James has a strong background in Transport, Logistics and Finance with over 8 years’ experience. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Finance) from Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology(JKUAT).
He is also a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya(ICPAK) and Writers Guild Kenya(WGK). James loves writing on global affairs and reading classic books and contemporary affairs.