Management Team

Silvester M. Kututa, BA (Econ); MSc (Shipping), FICS

Mr. Silvester Kututa is the CEO/MD of Express Shipping & Logistics (EA) Ltd. He has over 25 years experience in shipping, logistics and port operations.

He holds a BA in Economics and Business Studies from Kenyatta University (Nairobi) and MSc in Shipping Management from the University of World Maritime (Malmo, Sweden).

In 1992, Mr. Silvester became the first African to be honored with the Cory Brothers Shipping Award from the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (UK). In 2005 he was appointed as a Member of a Task Force established by the Minister of Transport, Kenya to recommend an Integrated National Transport Policy. He has served as a Member of the Controlling Council as well as Executive Council Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (UK) both ranging from the year 2008 to 2013. Mr. Silvester is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, London. He has also served as Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Eastern Africa Branch from 2010 to 2014.

Mr. Silvester is fervent in development and delivery of distinctive shipping and logistics solutions.

MARTIN K. IKIARA – GROUP CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER

Martin is a dependable team member. He has had an impressive 13years experience in Finance. Martin has overseen many critically important projects such as the feasibility study and financial due diligence in in our start-ups in Tanzania and Uganda. He Manages the ESL groups’ financial portfolio with high dedication, humility, integrity, and vision. His financial and managerial and analytical skills as well as attention to detail and passion to continuously improve systems and performance has been quite noticeable.

Before joining us, Martin worked with Law Firms, Hospitality, Health and Manufacturing industries. Among other responsibilities, he is tasked with ensuring that the company has continuous growth through diversification, innovation, and automation.

He holds a Masters in Business Administration (Strategic Management), and Bachelors in Business Management (Finance). Martin is a member of ICPAK and ICPSK.

Lenrod M. Mgendi – Group Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance

Lenrod is a result oriented Audit, Risk, and Compliance professional with over 11 years experience.

He holds a Masters in Finance (Finance & Investments), Bsc and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor as well as a Certified Public Accountant. Lenrod joined ESL in 2013 and has been instrumental in ensuring effectiveness and efficiency in operations, the reliability of financial reporting and compliance with law and regulations among others.

He previously worked with consultancy firms and financial institutions (KWFT). His attention to detail and pragmatism has been a keen asset to the management team.

Maurine Atieno – Country Operations Manager

Maurine has more than six years of extensive operations experience.

Prior to joining ESL, she worked in Automotive and Transport industries. She holds ICS Diploma in Shipping and is currently pursuing Bachelors in Business Management.

She is tasked with designing and executing supply chain strategies that maximize productivity minimize risk and effectively respond to fluctuations in demand at the most minimal cost. Maurine has been very instrumental in the journey of our company’s growth.

Florence Tuei – Country Sales & Marketing Manager

With strong business acumen, client focus and leadership, Florence brings in more than 15 years experience in Sales & Marketing with demonstrated success and track record in stimulating new business, revenue growth and decreasing overhead.

She holds MA International Business Management from the University of Cumbria and previously worked in Telecommunication, Aviation and Transportation sectors where she met and surpassed various targets and achieved customer growth in multi-cultural environments.

Currently, she is in charge of among others, regional business development, product diversification, marketing & branding and to ensure that the company meets its strategic goals.

Francisca M. Nzioka – HR & Administration Manager

Francisca is the HR & Administration Manager at Express Shipping & Logistics (EA) Ltd. She is seasoned Human Resources professional with over 13 years experience in Human Resources, seven (7) of which are at management level.

She holds BA (Social Sciences), and a full member of the Institute of Human Resource Management Kenya and Kenya Institute of Management and is currently pursuing Msc. Human Resource Development.

Prior to joining the company in 2010, Francisca worked in Export Processing Zone and hospitality industries. She brings to the management team excellent planning and organizational skills and has been a key player in the implementation of the company corporate strategy, Quality Management Systems and aligning HR with the strategic needs of the company.