Mr. Daniel Kiptoo was appointed as the EPRA Acting Director General on 14th December 2020 and subsequently confirmed as Director General of the Authority on 1st July 2021. Prior to his appointment, he was the Legal Advisor in the State Department of Petroleum and the Chairman of the Government’s First Oil Committee charged with the delivery of the First Oil for Kenya. The committee brought together technical officers from different Government Ministries and agencies. Mr. Kiptoo is a qualified lawyer with experience in the Energy and Petroleum sectors with a specific focus on policy formulation, regulation, and project & structured financing. He is one of the drafters of the Energy Act (2019) and Petroleum Act (2019).

He is a Certified Public Secretary in Kenya (CPS), a Chartered Secretary of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators UK (ICSA), and a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN). He holds a master’s degree in Petroleum Law and Policy from the University of Dundee. Prior to his role as Legal Advisor in the State Department of Petroleum, he worked with the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) as a Technical Officer and in the private sector with an Africa-centric Oil & Gas risk consultancy as the Oil & Gas and Legal Affairs Director.

Director General
Energy & Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA)