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Patrick Obath is managing consultant for Eduardo Associates, a private practice consultancy specializing in energy and management optimization. Prior to Eduardo, Patrick worked for Shell in Africa, Asia, and Europe, including a period as the managing director and county chairman for Kenya Shell Limited and Shell Tanzania. He holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Nottingham University and is a member of the Institute of Petroleum (UK), the Petroleum Institute of East Africa, and the Institution of Engineers in Kenya. He is chairman of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance and of PZ Cussons EA Limited. He sits on the boards of Afren Plc, African Alliance Investment Bank, Kenya Power and Lighting Company, Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Limited, and Wanachi Holdings Limited and is an honorary director of the Kenya Cultural Centre Council and Liverpool VCT. He was awarded the Order of the Grand Warrior (OGW) in 2009 and the Order of the Moran of the Burning Spear (MBS) in 2011 by H.E. the President of the Republic of Kenya. Patrick is a Fellow of the second class of the African Leadership Initiative-East Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.