Uhuru lawyer Oy­atsi to chair Base Ti­ta­nium board

Business Daily (Kenya) - - CORPORATE NEWS - lbarasa@ke.na­tion­media.com

Aus­tralian firm Base Ti­ta­nium has ap­pointed lawyer Des­te­rio Oy­atsi as chair­man of the Kwale-based miner.

The move to pick Mr Oy­atsi, the managing part­ner at Shap­ley Bar­ret & Com­pany Ad­vo­cates and Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta’s lawyer, fol­lows the re­tire­ment of Prof Joseph Maitha af­ter eight years at the helm.

Prof Maitha will con­tinue as a non-ex­ec­u­tive director un­til De­cem­ber 31.

Mr Oy­atsi has been on the firm's board since 2016 with the miner say­ing in a state­ment that he would bring a wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence to the role.

“We are con­fi­dent that Mr Oy­atsi will build on the suc­cesses of Prof Maitha, to whom we are grate­ful for his lead­er­ship, ser­vice and wise coun­sel,” said Mr Tim Carstens, managing director of Base Re­sources, the Aus­tralia-based par­ent com­pany of Base Ti­ta­nium.

Mr Oy­atsi joined the board two years ago along with in­vest­ment banker John Ngumi and an­a­lyst Aly-khan Satchu.

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AP­POINT­MENT Mr Des­te­rio Oy­atsi. Lu­cas Barasa

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