Posted by: APO | 11 June 2015

Aggreko appoints Dr Sixtus Mulenga as Zambia Chairman

Aggreko appoints Dr Sixtus Mulenga as Zambia Chairman

Dr Mulenga joins Aggreko as the company continues its expansion across Africa

LUSAKA, Zambia, June 11, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ Aggreko (, the world leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services has announced the appointment of Dr Sixtus Mulenga as Non-Executive Chairman, Aggreko Zambia. A well-known businessman and highly respected figure in the Zambian mining industry, Dr Mulenga brings significant experience to a role that is integral to the on-going expansion of Aggreko’s operations in Zambia. Dr Mulenga joins Aggreko as the company continues its expansion across Africa through the provision of high quality, fast-track critical power supplies to state utilities and industrial customers throughout the continent.


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(David Taylor-Smith, Managing Director, Aggreko Europe, Middle East & Africa with Dr. Sixtus Mulenga, Chairman, Aggreko Zambia and James Shepherd, Managing Director, Aggreko Africa)

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(James Shepherd, General Manager Southern and East Africa, Aggreko plc)

Photo 3:
(Rupert Soames, Group Chief Executive, Aggreko plc)

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“We are delighted that Dr Mulenga has joined the Aggreko Zambia team,” commented David Taylor-Smith, Regional Managing Director, Aggreko Europe, Middle East and Africa. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our organisation and I am confident that he will play a key role in seeing us continue the already impressive expansion of Aggreko across Africa, particularly in the utilities and mining sectors.”

Dr Mulenga has had a long distinguished academic career, publishing numerous academic papers in the field of mining geology and sustainability. He holds a number of degrees, including a PhD in Geology from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Royal School of Mines, University of London.

During a career spanning more than 35 years, Dr Mulenga has held senior management positions with numerous mining companies as well as taking leadership roles with various non-governmental and charitable organisations. His contribution to the development of the Zambian mining sector has been significant, while also devoting significant time and energy to support the wider development of Zambian society.

Commenting on his appointment Dr Mulenga said, “I’m truly excited to be joining Aggreko, the global leader in the field of fast-track, mobile energy provision. As Zambia works to further develop its mining industry, along with the capacity and coverage of its electricity grid, Aggreko can play a key role in supporting these initiatives, while also supporting a growing and diversified industrial sector,”

In his role, Dr Mulenga will provide independent leadership and council to the Aggreko EMEA Board in matters relating to the strategic direction and development of Aggreko’s business in Zambia in a non-executive capacity.

Aggreko provide rental power solutions to industry and energy utilities in more than 100 countries globally. In Africa, Aggreko operates in 30 countries via an installed generation capacity of 2 GW spread across the continent. For the mining sector, Aggreko provides mission critical power supplies across the full project lifecycle, from initial project construction and development, to full production and project ramp-down. In situations when existing power supplies go off-line due to equipment breakdown or maintenance, Aggreko also provides rapid response, emergency power to keep mines operational.

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of Aggreko plc.

Media contact:

Nicholas van Santen

Corporate Communications Manager

Aggreko EMEA

T: +44 7920 709642



Aggreko plc ( is the world leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control solutions. Aggreko employs over 7,700 people operating from 211 locations. In 2014 we served customers in about 100 countries, and had revenues of approximately GBP 1.6bn (USD 2.6bn or Euros 2.0bn). Aggreko plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AGK.L), is a member of the FTSE-100 index, and is headquartered in Scotland.

Aggreko provides power and temperature control solutions to customers who need them either very quickly, or for a short or indeterminate length of time. Examples would be the supply of power to an industrial site which needs to service its permanent power supply, supplying a whole city in times of power shortage, or providing a major sporting event with power and cooling systems. We serve our customers either through our 211 service centres, which we call the Local business, or globally through our Power Projects business.

In the Local business, which accounts for about half of our revenues, we hire our equipment to customers, who then operate it for themselves, although we retain responsibility for servicing and maintaining it. In the Power Projects business, which also accounts for about half of our revenues, we operate as a power producer. We install and operate power plants ( and we charge our customers both for providing the generating capacity, and for the electricity we produce. We design and manufacture equipment specifically for these requirements in our factory in Dumbarton, Scotland.

Recent customers include the 2014 FIFA World Cup BrazilTM (, the XX Commonwealth Games ( and Cirque du Soleil ( and the power utilities in over 50 countries including the UK, France, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Argentina, Venezuela, Chile, Brazil and the USA.

In 2014 we fulfilled over 55,000 customers’ assignments and of those who responded to our research, 67% gave us a recommendation of 9 or 10 out of 10.

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