Pentair opens office in Kenya
Nairobi office to serve East Africa, community outreach efforts
Pentair, a global presence in water, fluid, thermal management and equipment protection, has broadened its footprint with the opening of a regional office in Nairobi, Kenya.
A presence in Nairobi will allow Pentair to enhance its customer service in East African markets. The office is headed by Emmanuel Rurema, director business development for Africa, and is located in Westlands, the city’s business district.
“We see great potential in the African markets now and in the future,” said Rurema. “The new Kenya office will bring Pentair’s products, solutions and services closer to the regional customer base and pave the way for future sales and service efforts in the African markets, which is in line with Pentair’s overall growth strategy.”
Rurema began his career with Pentair Haffmans in 2001, joining its sales department, where he was responsible for Africa, the Middle East, French speaking Europe and Southeast Asia. Most recently he was commercial director at Pentair Haffmans.
The Nairobi office will also serve as a centralised hub for Pentair’s community outreach efforts in Eastern Africa. Pentair works with numerous groups, including The Nature Conservancy, Action Against Hunger, and Shining Hope for Communities to bring sustainable access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene to communities throughout the region.