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Joseph Kiarie

Co-founder & Managing Director

Joseph Kiarie is a veteran engineer and executive with over 40 years of experience in the downstream oil and gas industry. Other skill sets include; Vast experience as a regulations Specialist, Design Safety requirements, Project Planning, Quality Control and HSE. In his current role as the Managing Director at Synergetic, he is responsible for the overall business expansion and growth strategy of the company, overseeing the implementation of the company’s growth plans.


Mr. Kiarie graduated from the University of Wales with a Bachelor’s degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering. His previous experience includes the Regional Terminal Engineering & Risk Manager (Africa/Europe/Middle East) for Chevron Africa Services in Cape Town, South Africa as well as the Regional Manager Engineering (Eastern Africa) for Caltex Oil Kenya Limited in Nairobi, Kenya. Joseph Kiarie has also held the position of Distribution/Aviation/Fleet Operation Manager and Assistant Manager Operations/Engineering Department for Caltex Oil Kenya Limited in Nairobi Kenya.


Besides his role at Synergetic, his other leadership responsibilities include:


  1. The chairman - Bulk Petroleum and LPG facilities standards committee, Kenya Bureau of Standards

  2. The chairman - Petroleum Facilities / Petrol and service stations standards committee, Kenya Bureau of Standards.

  3. Ex-Board member - Kenya Petroleum Refineries Limited (representing the interests of Chevron Africa services).


Some of the key institutions that Mr, Kiarie belongs to are as follows:

  1. ​Member - Engineers Board of Kenya

  2. Member - Institute of Engineers of Kenya

  3. Member - Petroleum Institute of East Africa

  4. Member - Institute of Engineering and Technology – UK

  5. Affiliate Member - Energy Institute – UK