Awarded ‘Woman of the Year’ at the Upstream Oil and Gas Awards, Kenya in 2019 for her overall contributions to the development of Petroleum sector in Kenya through drafting legislation and working closely on the Kenya Early Oil Pilot Scheme (EOPS) that saw the maiden shipment of Kenya’s first crude oil export in September 2019. She is the recipient of the ‘Power Gaga’ Award in 2018 at the Women in Energy Conference and Awards, East Africa, for outstanding demonstrated leadership for a woman under the age of 30. Ogutu is the Country Manager of SpringRock Energy Kenya and Deputy Director of Business Development in Africa for SpringRock Group; headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. SpringRock is an integrated upstream oilfield management services organization specializing in Oilfield Exploration and Production. Ogutu provides a wealth of experience in project management, delivering the best operational strategies for asset monetization, new market expansion and penetration. She has worked on numerous of projects in East and West Africa including well construction project management, field development planning, human talent development, corporate consultancies and first oil project management.
Joining BBOXX Kenya in 2019 as a Non-Executive Director, Ogutu has contributed to the Kenyan strategy for the next generation utility platform developing solutions for offgrid communities by providing affordable, clean energy with their pay-as-you-go solar power.
Additionally, she is a founding board member of the Association of Women in Extractives Kenya (AWEIK) that promotes the participation of Kenyan women in the extractives value chain through Business, Capacity Development and Investment opportunities in Kenya.
She is the CEO & Founder of Women in Energy & Extractives Africa (WEX Africa); a Sub-Saharan focused non-profit organization working to bridge the gender gaps within the energy and extractive sectors by studying the impacts of oil, gas, mining, nuclear and alternative energy on the livelihoods of women and girls. They have carried out programs directed at research, capacity building, community engagement, skill trainings and STEM advocacy since 2012 impacting over 2000 artisanal miners by providing them with proper mining protective gear, created a networking platform for professional women in these fields housing over 3500 membership base in eight countries as to which they have hosted conferences, led community consultations impacting over 47,000 women benefitting from community compensation and organized table banking for over 2,800 women in rural Kenya to spur entrepreneurship Ogutu and WEX Africa have been featured internationally for their work changing the narrative of the energy and extractive sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa.