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Lawrence Githinji

Business Leader in Machinery and Enery sector


Currently resides in: Nairobi, Kenya

Born in Kenya

Lawrence is a Business Leader having worked 18 years in the energy and machinery sectors, mainly in the fields of Compressors, Pumps, Construction Equipment, Power Generators and related services.

One of his key passions is leadership which he believes is the key to success in any field. He has successfully led different teams within his career path.

Lawrence has had Global responsibilities working out of Europe, and has also worked extensively within Africa. His experience includes General Management, Marketing Strategy,Project Management, and Service, among other competencies. Lawrence has been actively involved in new product development projects from idea formulation to successful global roll-out.

Having worked in both developed and emerging regions has equipped him with the skills to meet the diverse needs of different markets, and to also apply best practices from one market to another.


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Current Position(s)

Regional General Manager | Atlas Copco Eastern Africa
2013 - present

Overseeing the companies business in 12 countries in the Eastern part of Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Sudan, South Sudan, Madagascar, Somalia, Dijibouti & Part of DRC). The business is conducted both directly and indirectly via dealers while ensuring that the company fulfills its commitments to customers in a sustainable way


Previous Position(s)

Product Manager | Atlas Copco Airpower
Antwerp, Belgium | 2008 - 2013

Other

This was a global product responsibility in the compressor service environment with two main tasks: i) To develop and promote products that fulfillled our customers' needs, and ii) To ensure that my products produced profitable and sustainable growth for the company. My role involved the collection and interpretation of information on customer requirments and and translating this information into specifications for product development. The role also involved active participation in cross functional product development project teams, conducting product training and business development activities globally.


Aftermarket Manager | Atlas Copco Eastern Africa Ltd.
Nairobi, Kenya | 2006 - 2008

Other

Service Business Line responsibility for Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Mauritius and Madagascar.


Asst. Business Line Manager | Atlas Copco Eastern Africa Ltd.
Nairobi, Kenya | 2000 - 2005

Other

Sales and Marketing responsibility for Air Compressors, Power Generators and Related Equipment in Eastern Africa Region covering Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Mauritius and Madagascar.


Sales & Service Engineer | Davis & Shirtliff
Nairobi, Kenya | 1996 - 2000

Other

This company is the largest distributor of clean water pumps and drainage pumps in Eastern Africa. .

Educational history

Tertiary

Daystar University

2005 - 2008

MBA - Strategic Management

University of Nairobi

1990 - 1994

B.Sc - Engineering (Agric)

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