Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) has announced the appointment of Max Schiff as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1st, 2024.

Schiff’s appointment follows the departure of Phylip Leferink, who completed his two-year term as CEO on March 31st, 2024, marking a significant transition for Kenya's and Africa's largest wind power plant.

Mugo Kibati, Chairman of the Board, expressed confidence in Schiff’s capabilities

“As CEO, Max will lead the operational and strategic direction of LTWP. He will provide oversight of all business functions within the organization. His extensive experience and proven leadership in the industry will ensure LTWP's continued success," said the Board Chairman.

"We are confident that under his leadership, LTWP will reach new heights in injecting clean, reliable, and affordable, wind energy into the grid. Its substantial contribution to Kenya’s energy supply and sustainable development goals will continue long into the future," he added.

Schiff's 15-year career includes senior regional Business Development and General Management roles.

In managing multiple power projects and companies, he has demonstrated strong capabilities in ensuring plant reliability and safety, while building capital strength, enhancing shareholder value, and overseeing effective strategy implementation.

His track record includes the delivery of improved performance of business units and high-value projects in Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Egypt, Malawi, Sudan, and Eritrea.

Schiff sees the LTWP CEO position as an opportunity “to strengthen LTWP’s ambitions to deliver on its promises with integrity and purpose while setting a positive example as an energy provider and employer that plays a critical role in the Kenyan and regional energy transition.”

The Board Chairman also noted the firm remains committed to upholding its core values of collaboration, accessibility, respect, excellence, and safety for all as the driving force of its operations.

Schiff's appointment marks a new chapter for LTWP, signalling a continued commitment to delivering clean, reliable, and affordable wind energy while playing a significant role in Kenya's energy transition.