Ogutu is a household name in the Pan-African energy and extractive industry advocating for the inclusion, recognition, participation and entrepreneurship engagement of women in the oil, gas, mining and renewable energy in Sub-Saharan Africa. She continues to work closely in developing and reviewing policy and frameworks at the regional, national and county level that impact the intersection of energy with women and youth.
Serving as the Country Manager in Kenya of SpringRock Group, a privately held energy company with its main focus being in the oil & gas upstream sector of the energy domain. She works cross border between the Lagos, Nigeria and Nairobi, Kenya office providing a wealth of experience in field development planning, asset acquisition, organizational development, and asset management and monetization and portfolio optimisation. She has overseen numerous projects in East and West Africa including well construction project management, waste management planning, corporate consultancies and first oil project management as to which she achieved through cost saving for her clients ranging between 9.2% - 12.1% translating into millions of dollars. With over 8 years of experience in the Upstream sector Ogutu boasts an expansive network in the East African energy sector, having experience in business development in the region and hands-on experience in stakeholder engagement and management of business groups and civil society organisations. She currently sits on the board of BBOXX Kenya an affordable plug and play utility system that offers remote monitored solar systems increasing off-grid energy access across Africa and Asia. Additionally, she was a founding board member of the Association of Women in Energy Kenya (AWEIK) that promotes the participation of Kenyan women in the extractives value chain through Business, Capacity Development and Investment opportunities in Kenya.
As 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 through the mobilization of people and resources to implement programs
that study the impacts of oil, gas, mining, nuclear and alternative energy on the livelihoods of
women and girls. They have raised over US$100,000 and carried out tailored programs directed
at research, capacity building, community engagement, skill trainings and STEM advocacy for
the past eight years impacting over 2000 artisanal miners by providing them with excavation
tools and proper mining protective gear in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, created a networking
platform for professional women in these fields housing over 3500 membership base in eight
countries, 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
access money for business opportunities. Through WEX Africa Ogutu has featured
internationally for her work changing the narrative of the energy and extractive sectors in Sub-