Kaptoge, Lawrence

General Technical Manager - BIP

Email: l.kaptoge@cgiar.org
Tel: +234 0700800IITA, +1 201 6336094 , Ext. 2951
Nationality: Kenyan
Station: Nigeria (Ibadan)

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Lawrence Kaptoge is the Process Engineer – aflasafeTM – Manufacturing Plant. aflasafeTM team in Lawrence is based at IITA-Ibadan. He is a Kenyan and alumnus of Cranfield University (Silsoe), UK, where he obtained an MSc in Postharvest Technology in 1999 and the University of Nairobi, Kenya, where he got his BSc in Agricultural Engineering in 1991.

Lawrence has acquired over 19 years experience at various capacities in grain/seed technology – technical designing, construction, and handling of storage facilities. Prior to his appointment at IITA, he was an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Moi University, Kenya and an on-going D.Phil. candidate (Energy Studies). He worked with the Cereal Grain Services Ltd. as an engineer from January 2004 to September 2010. He also held the following positions: Processing Engineer Trainee and Factory Manager to become the Seed Driers Complex Manager at the Kenya Seed Company Ltd. from July 1993 to January 2004.

Lawrence is a Practicing, Licenced Engineer registered with the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya (ERB), corporate member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK), American Society of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineers (ASABE), European Society of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE), and the Kenya Society of Agricultural Engineers (KSAE).