Mercy is an Independent Consultant with a special interest in the oil and energy sector. She is passionate about helping organizations achieve operational excellence through professional advice and hands-on support, working mostly in association with other consultants (2013 to-date). Her clients include both public and private organizations with an interest in the oil sector.
Mercy has extensive experience in the corporate world including a 27-year career-span with the Shell Group (1986-2013) with core competences in petroleum downstream operations as well as generic management functions such as leading/managing teams, budgeting/financial management and project/change management. In her last role with Shell, she worked as a member of the project team that managed Shell’s divestment from its downstream business in Africa and transition to Vivo Energy BV. Prior to that she worked as the oil terminal operations advisor for Africa and held various operational roles within the Kenya Shell. Earlier in her career, she handled public sector engineering projects under the Ministry of Public Works (1983-1986).
Mercy is registered as a Professional engineer by the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK) and is a Corporate member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK). She holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering (UK), an MBA (UK) and a BTEC Diploma (UK) in Project Management. Mercy is trained in Corporate Governance both internally within the Shell Group and externally through the Centre for Corporate Governance in Kenya (Jan 2014) including specifically on requirements for Kenya State Corporations (Mwongozo; Nov 2015). She has served in Boards of both State and privately owned institutions including Kenya Airports Authority, Technical University of Kenya, Civicon Engineering Group and Societe Petrolier (Rwanda) where she served in committees for Administration, Operations, Strategy and Governance, Audit & Risk.She currently serves in the IEK’s Governance, Audit & Risk Committee. She is a member of the Petroleum Institute of East Africa (PIEA) and the Association of Women in Energy and Extractives (AWEIK).
Mercy likes to engage with the wider Community through participation in golfing activities and offering voluntary service in the governing institutions including the Kenya Ladies Golf Union, Junior Golf Foundation and Muthaiga Golf Club. She is also a member of the Rotary Club of Karura (Nairobi) and serves as a volunteer mentor for students sponsored under the Kenyatta Trust.