Biko Interview: Patrick Obath on self reinvention
To make one thing clear, Patrick Obath does not want to be referred to as a “serial director” but as a “professional director.” He sits in 10 boards, three which he does pro bono. An engineer, he joined Kenya Petroleum Refineries in 1976 and spent the rest of his career in the petroleum industry in the UK, Malaysia, 14 African countries ending up at Kenya Shell as country chairman and later chief executive. Now he is retired, sort of. He is a member of Rotary Club of Muthaiga and a golfer with passable skills.