Eng. Gordon Olando

Eng. G.N. Olando is the Managing Director in charge of all Electrical Services and general management of the firm


1988:  Kharkov Polytechnic Institute (USSR)
M.Sc. Electrical Engineering. Bias in Electrical Networks and Systems.

Degree Thesis  : Design of substation 330/110KV
2007- November : Maseno  University
Master in Business Administration (MBA)-Finance option

1. Registered Engineer by the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya (M.E.R.B)

2. Member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (M.I.E.K.)

3. Registered & Licensed Practicing Consulting Engineer by Engineers Registration Board.

4. Member of Association of Consulting Engineers of Kenya (MACEK).

5. Associate member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) (ACI Arb).

6. Member of the Institute of Directors (Kenya Branch).


1. 5th to 9th June, 2006-attended Practical Project Management Principles-Module 1 of the Basic Certificate in Project Management at Serena Hotel-Nairobi.

2. 30th May to 1st June, 2005 attended training on Financing Municipal Water Services at the credit worthiness challenge in Durban South Africa organized by CIFAL Durban in conjunction with United Nations Training and Research (UNITAR), World Bank Institute (WBI) and Water Utility Partnership (WUP).

3. 22nd to 28th May, 2005 attended a Five-day Residential Corporate   Governance Training Course for Directors at Kilaguni Serena Lodge, Tsavo West National Park. Sat and passed examination on the above course.

4. 24th to 30th October, 2004 attended a Chief  Executive Officers conference on Performance Improvement Plans and Actions Plans for Unaccounted for Water at the United Kingdom in Birmingham hosted by Severn Trent Water International and funded by Water Utility Partnership in conjunction with SIDA.

5. 3rd July, 2004 presented a paper titled Provision of Water and  Sewerage case of Kisumu at the launch of a workshop organized by Water Utility Partnership in Kampala Uganda on the theme of Management and Reduction of Unaccounted for Water.

6. 9th February, 2004 presented a paper titled Case Study on Kisumu Water and Sewerage Company Strategy to Develop Services to the Urban Poor within the new Kenyan legal framework” at a workshop organized by Water Utility Partnership (part of World Bank) at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies-Nairobi.

7. 11th to 14th May, 2004 attended an FKE Top Management Policy Workshop in Labour Legislation and their Implication to the Industrial Relations Practice in Kenya at the Kericho Tea Hotel.

8. 3rd February, 1999 became certified distribution Listed Installer for structured cabling by Siemon  Co. (UK).

9. 20th to 22nd July, 1999 attended training on Practical aspects of electrical circuit breakers network Design organized by Groupe Schneider in Nairobi.

10. 17th April, 1999 took and passed entry course in Arbitration organized by Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Kenya Branch in Nairobi.

11. 5th to 6th November, 1997 attended training on Practical aspects of electrical motor control organized by Groupe Schneider in Nairobi.

12. 3rd to 4th November, 1997 attended training on Practical aspects of electrical circuit breakers plant level organized by Groupe Schneider in Nairobi.


1. Member, Nyanza Club.

2. Member, Board of Governors of Osieko Secondary School.


Eng. Olando has 23 years experience in various aspects of engineering discipline, 19 years of which was dedicated to management, design, installation and maintenance of electrical and mechanical engineering services in consultancy practice, 2 years exposure in a major international contracting firm and 2 years at the helm of a service provision industry as Chief Executive Officer.

Besides engineering training Olando has attained a degree of Masters in Business Administration (MBA) (Finance option) and is therefore well equipped to run an engineering outfit as a business.

Assignments include design of electrical services in building installations, drawing up specifications, preparation of bills of quantities for tendering purposes, evaluation of tender bids, contract administration, setting to work, testing and commissioning of all electrical and related works.

Selected projects handled include multimillion dollar low, medium and high rise office accommodation and residential estates, hospitals and health centers, teacher training colleges and schools, wildlife conservation, banking facilities, petroleum depots, power substations and industrial installations among others.


August 2005 to Date Syldon and Partners Consulting Engineers Ltd

Position:                                  Managing Director

June 2003 - June 2005 Kisumu Water and Sewage Company Ltd. (KIWASCO) Water and Sewerage utility

Position:                                 Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Secretary to the Board

Main Duties:                            Chief Accounting Officer

Feb 2001 - Feb 2003 Joint Venture between J.A Jones International Company and Mugoya Construction

and Engineering Company    Ltd, Construction Managers,   Building and Civil Contractors

Position:                                Senior Electrical Engineer

Main Duties:                           In-charge of all electrical and related services.

March 1992 - Jan 2001 Ngilu Associates Electrical and Mechanical -Consulting Engineers

Position:                                Senior Electrical Engineer

Main Duties:                           In-charge of Electrical Department

June 1988 - Feb 1992 Apcon Associates Electrical and Mechanical Consulting Engineers

Position:                                Assistant Electrical Engineer

Main Duties:                           Working hand in hand with the Engineerin designing electrical services in buildings

Sept 1985 - Dec 1987        Kharkov 12th sub-station Pupil Engineer to In-charge of substation.



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