Meet Our Speaker

Kiren Maharaj

Kiren is a dynamic leader and passionate energy professional with over 25 years’ experience at strategic, operational and management level as an executive in Africa’s foremost power utility and in the private sector in construction, engineering and infrastructure.


She has overseen the safe and effective production of electricity from over 14 000 Megawatts of coal fired power generation and headed up a R40 bn division, accountable for primary energy inputs for power generation.


She has previously served as the Managing Director of GIBB Power (Pty) Ltd an energy and power consulting engineering house, offering consulting engineering and power solutions services to the African continent.  


Kiren and other experienced South African professional women have founded Trenex (Pty) Ltd, an active energy services and investment company.


Kiren is the chairman of the South African National Energy Association since 2020 and a non-executive director on several Boards, including Chairman of a large locally owned independent power producer asset portfolio and a director of GIBB (Pty) Ltd.  She is appointed to the Energy Sector Gender Ministerial Advisory Council and is a member of the Plant Performance and Grid Infrastructure Workstream of the Energy Crisis Committee.