Patrick Obath
Consultant (Mining and Business)
Adam Smith International


Patrick presently associate director, Adam Smith International Africa Limited, and also managing consultant for Eduardo Associates, a private practice consultancy in energy, extractive industries, and engineering with special emphasis on leadership, governance and sustainability. He engages on local and international consultancy for the emerging extractives sector in Kenya Past positions: • General Management, Shell • Extensive experience in social, government and development issues • Regular resource person on governance, leadership and sustainability in both Kenya and across Africa • Patrick was involved intimately in business community in Kenya and East Africa at the top level since 2005, past chairman of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), and member of the National Economic and Social Council of Kenya – a presidential think tank Education: • BSc. Mechanical Engineering, Nottingham University Member of: • The Energy Institute (UK) • The Petroleum Institute of East Africa • The Institution of Engineers in Kenya Chairman of: • PZ Cussons EA Ltd • African Alliance Kenya Investment Bank • General Plastics Limited Fellow of: • The Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN) • The African Leadership Initiative (ALI) Patrick has been awarded several national recognitions in Kenya.