Who we are

Our Mission and Vision

our mission

To deliver high quality solutions in construction, civil engineering and real estate development.

our vision

At a strategic level - we strive to be the contractor of choice and the market leader for infrastructure and real estate development in East Africa.

At an industry level - to leverage our leadership role to enhance the image of the construction industry.

At a social level - to build a brighter future for East Africans through our work, by contributing tangibly to sustainable economic and social development in the region.

The Board of Directors

Intex Construction is lead by an experienced board of directors. Each member of the team brings a wealth of diverse knowledge and experience to support the delivery of the company's mission and vision.

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Mr. Kishan Singh Gehlot, Executive Chairman and Founder

Through his astute leadership, Mr. Gehlot has guided the company over the last twenty eight  years into a position of prominence within both Kenya and the East African region.

  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Jodhpur University, India, 1974)
  • 36 years experience as Chief Executive in construction industry
Mr. Samit Gehlot, Managing Director

Providing clear direction in Finance, Administration, Real Estate Management and Marketing, Mr. Gehlot has successfully steered Intex into the 21st century, through the introduction of new work processes and a modern management style which has significantly improved productivity and efficiency for the past 9 years.

  • BA (Hons) Business & Finance (Durham University, UK, 2001)
Mr. Pooran Singh Tak, Legal and Technical Director

With over 45 years experience in civil enineering and project management, Mr. Tak has successfully headed the Contracts and Legal Divisions for twenty five years. He has been instrumental in ensuring efficiency in tendering, negotiation, construction, contract administration, arbitration, mediation and other functions leading to finalization of contracts.

  • Higher Diploma Civil Engineering Board of Technical Education, Rajasthan, India
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK)
  • Member of the Foreign National Panel of Indian Council of Arbitrators
Mr. Virendra Dave

Mr. Dave has more than 40 years of hospitality industry experience. Previously he worked at Hilton Hotel in Nairobi for 30 years and is very conversant with hospitality industry. He was an integral part of setting the hospitality arm of Intex. He first joined Intex through his management role at Finch Hattons Lodge, a subsidiary of Intex, and then was appointed to the Board of Directors of Intex. He continues to be a major contributor towards the smooth running of Finch Hattons Lodge. He also handles property matters pertaining to land transfers/sub divisions for our real estate department.

An Experienced Leadership Team

Intex Construction has an experienced team of leaders. Each member of the team brings a wealth of diverse knowledge and experience to support the delivery of the company's mission and vision.

(click on a name to see the bio)

Ms. Leena Gehlot , Managing Director Real Estate

Ms. Leena Gehlot joined the real estate division in 2011 with the aim to build a leading property development company within Intex. Leena has worked in the U.K property development industry over the past 10 years and brings a wealth of experience to the company.

  • BA (Hons) in Law from Nottingham University and a MSc in Project Management from Reading University, School of Construction and Management, 2005."
Mr. Rishi Dave, Group Financial Controller
Mr. Rajendra S. Tak, Project Coordinator

Mr. Tak leads a team of highly skilled project and site managers and, through the introduction of effective work systems and policies, ensures proper coordination and management of road construction sites through efficient distribution of resources and expertise.

  • Bachelor of Science (University of Jodhpur, India, 1965)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (University of Udaipur, India, 1970)
  • Chartered Engineer
  • Member of the Indian Institute of Engineers; over 40 years experience in the industry
Mr Georges Valantasis Kanellos, Group Plant and Equipement Manager

With over 30 years experience as Service Manager, Product Support Manager,
Branch Manager and Technical Director in Commercial, Technical and Shipping Company.

  • Bsc: Honors Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Sunderland.
    Diploma: Mechanical Engineering, University College London, UCL.
    Msc. Marine Engineering, University College London, UCL.
  • MEMBERSHIPS
  • Institute Of Mechanical Engineering, Greece - 1982
  • Institute Of Marine Engineering, Greece - 1982 
Mr. Rajeev Kumar, Project Manager

Mr. Rajeev is a graduate Civil Engineer with post-graduate qualifications in Applied Mechanics both from IIT Delhi and has completed Executive programme in Business Management from IIM Calcutta. He possesses nearly 23 years of experience especially in business development/construction/construction supervision / management of Highway and Bridge Projects.

He has over 8 years of vast experience in civil engineering execution, planning, budgeting and quality control.

  • Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, One year Executive programme in Business Management, October, 2006- September, 2007
  • Indian Institute Of Technology, New Delhi, M.Tech., Applied Mechanics, 1990
  • Indian Institute Of Technology, New Delhi, B.Tech., Civil Eng., 1987
Mr. Alkis Kalomparis, Project Manager Real Estate

Mr. Kalomparis has over 22 years of experience in the construction and real estate industry. He joined Intex construction Limited- real estate division in August of 2011 before which he had worked all over the globe. He brings an immense wealth of experience to the team.

  • Civil Engineering (B.Eng Honours 2:1) from Imperial College and a PHD from Imperial College.
Mr. Rajith Fernando; Manager: Finance And Business Development

Rajith Fernando is a financial analyst having gained industry experience in construction and infrastructure, education services, energy, eco-tourism & hospitality, healthcare and real-estate development.

He possesses a global mindset cultivated through life and work experience in Middle East, South Asia, North America and East Africa.

  • He holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce (Finance) from McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
Mr Rajendra Benawra, Chief Accountant

With over 20 years experience gained in accounting, Mr Benawra is responsible for effective implementation of policies, practices, procedures and systems for Intex Construction Limited. He plays a key role in effective cash management activities by managing planning, coordination, design, implementation and control of accounting systems.

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (UK)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants(UK)
  • Advance Personal Computer Application(NIIT)
Mrs. Joyce Kikunze, Human Resources and Administration Manager

Joyce has over 20 years experience gained in the management of Human Resources. She is responsible for coordinating acquisition, development and retention of best possible manpower available to strategize and achieve result – oriented goals for Intex Construction Limited.
She provides guidance and advice to the board and senior management on best HR practice to make Intex an employer of choice in Africa.

  • A Masters Degree in HR & Strategic Management ( Moi University) 2005
  • BA (Hons) Degree in Economics & Sociology ( UON) 1988
  • Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management( KNEC) 2001
  • Member of Institute of Personnel Management
Mr Shalin Shah, Procurement Manager

With over 20 years experience in Procurement and Logistics, Mr Shah overseas the systematic execution of procedures for the timely and cost effective purchasing of all equipment, materials and services required for the ongoing projects, having regard to the Company requirements and generally accepted public or ethical policies, legal requirements.

Mr. P. Reddy, Site Agent

Mr. Reddy is responsible for ensuring timely and safe execution of the road project.
He has over 20 years of vast experience in various aspects of civil engineering in Highways, bridges, water supply and Buildings.

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering Gulbarga University, India, 1986)
  • Advance Certificate in Drilling and blasting technologies (Engineering Staff College India) Hyderabad.
  • Training Programme on Construction Management (Engineering Staff College India) Hyderabad.
Mr. Agrawal, Site Agent

Mr. Agrawal is responsible for planning and monitoring civil construction works.
He has over 20 years of vast experience in civil engineering execution, planning, contracts management, budgeting and quality control.

  • Diploma in civil engineering. (Rooker   board of Technical Education (U.P.) 1989.
  • Diploma in concrete technology and design of concrete structures (Annamalai University 1990)
  • AMIE degree in civil enginnering (Institution of Engineers (India 2002)
  • MIS degree in contracts management (Institute of surveyors 2003
Mr Ismail Bharadia, Site Agent

Mr. Ismail is responsible for ensuring timely and safe execution of the road project.
He has over 15 years of vast exposure to modern technology in civil and structural engineering including project construction and management.

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering Bogazici University Instanbul Turkey 1993)
Mr. Benson Mulanya Nyongesa, Deputy Site Agent

Mr. Mulanya is responsible for managing day to day operations on all civil engineering works including earthworks, structures and bridgeworks. He is also responsible for coordinating site activities and subcontractors to ensure compliance with the contract requirements.
He has over 20 years of vast experience in various aspects of civil engineering, Highways, bridges, water and sewerage supply and Buildings.

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering.
  • Advance Certificate in Building Engineering.
Mr. David Gitonga Njiru, Site Engineer

Mr. Gitonga is responsible for overseeing assigned site field activities and ensuring project execution is carried out in a safe manner to promote company safety culture.

He has over 8 years of vast experience in civil engineering execution, planning, budgeting and quality control.

  • Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering - University of Nairobi).
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management – Kenya Institute of Management.
Mr. Murage Mwangi, Site Engineer

Mr. Murage is responsible for overseeing assigned site field activities and ensuring project execution is carried out in a safe manner to promote company safety culture.
 
He has over 6 years of vast experience in civil engineering execution, planning, budgeting and quality control.

  • Bachelor of Technology (Civil and Structural Engineering) Moi University.
Our Company Journey

Intex has a longstanding tradition of excellence in the construction industry. Founded by Chairman Mr. K.S. Gehlot, Intex Construction Ltd was incorporated in June 1982 to deliver construction, building, civil engineering and real estate contracts.

Twenty eight years on, we continue to benefit from the leadership of the original management team, now supported and enriched by fresh talent and energy. We are proud both of our achievements and our reputation within the industry, and we are clearly focused on investing in our future growth within the region.

Over the past 28 years, Intex has been invited to tender for and subsequently won contracts of increasing value and prestige. We have built up our manpower and equipment base by investing in and developing a team with a strong presence across the country, in order to meet the growing demand for our services. Having started with a small office in Nairobi, our workforce now totals approximately 500 people, across four locations: Nairobi, Meru, Embu, Kirinyaga and Isiolo.

Since 1995, Intex has also operated permanent offices in Uganda, through our sister company M/s Intex Building and Civil Engineering Contractors Limited, located in Kampala. Intex has successfully completed and handed over a portfolio of projects worth Kshs14 billion (US$200 million) and the current pipeline of work represents a value of Kshs5.5 billion (US$70 million).

Our journey

1982-1988

  • First government contract to construct 10km of trunk sewer for Nairobi City Council in Mathare Valley Area. Contract value: US$143,000
  • Completed subcontracted work for housing; roads; water supply; and sewerage systems for Kasarani Sports Complex, now known as Moi International Sports Complex. Contract value: US$15million
  • First government contract to construct 10km of trunk sewer for Nairobi City Council in Mathare Valley Area. Contract value: US$143,000
  • Low-cost housing scheme contract to construct 1000 high rise flats in Kibera awarded by National Housing Corporation. Subsequently awarded Phase II of Kibera high rise flats project, to construct an additional 1000 units. Contract value: US$23million
  • Additional sewerage contract for Industrial Area Trunk Sewer Phase IV. Contract value: US$2million

1990-1998

  • Kapsabet sewerage contract awarded by Ministry of Local Government. Contract value: US$16.8million
  • Contract for construction of Mazingira House Complex, consisting of office blocks and residential units for Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources. Contract value: US$10million
  • Government pool housing contract to construct 600 different types of houses in Voi, Kericho and Kapsabet towns. Contract value: US$20million
  • EPZ sewerage and sewage systems contract in Athi River, funded by the World Bank. Contract value: US$10million
  • Joint Venture with Intex Building and Civil Engineering Contractors Ltd; invited to tender for Naalya Housing Project in Kampala, Uganda. Awarded contract for first phase of 200 units, including related infrastructure. Contract value: US$12million
  • Office of the President contract for the completion phase of the extension of Mazingira House (now CID Headquarters). Contract value: US$11million
  • Invested in major plant and equipment for road works; won first road contract for 68km gravel road works in Nakuru District for Sururu- Likia-Pombo roads. Contract value: US$4.5million
  • Four additional contracts for work in Trans Nzoia, Nakuru, Narok and Bomet districts. Total length of road work completed 1989-2003: 540km. Contract value: US$36million

2001-to date

  • Contract for rehabilitation of Malaba border post awarded by Ugandan Government, funded by European Union. Contract value: US$3million. Completed and handed over in September 2003.
  • First bitumen road contract for 24km of Olenguruone-Kiptagich road. Contract value: US$10million. Completed and handed over in April 2005.
  • Contract to build an asphalt concrete road for 40km of Nkubu-Meru-Lewa Road. Contract value: US$13million.Completed and handed over in August 2007.
  • Additional bitumen road contract to construct the 71km-Kapsowar-Chesoi-Chesegon Road in Marakwet District. Contract value: US$9million.Completed and handed over in July 2008.
  • Major locally funded Asphalt Concrete road work contract for construction of Ena-Ishiara-Chaikiriga road. Contract value: US$40million.Completed and handed over the first section of 22km in November 2008.  2nd Section of 20km handed over in April 2010.
  • Contract to construct 37km Bitumen road to Farm-Kawiru-Mutuati-Kachulu roads. Contract value: US$20million. Substantially completed and handed over 2 sections totalling 24km in August 2008 and April 2009 and final section 12 km in October 2009.
  • Contract to construct 25 km Kagio-Baricho-Kerugoya Road and Baricho-Kibirigwa Road. Contract value: US$18.4million.  Completed and handed over 18km in March 2010.
  • Contract for rehabilitation of Lewa-Isiolo Bitumen Road 30Km. Contract Value: US$:21million. 70% complete anticipated completion September 2010.
  • Most recently Contract to construct Road of 75km Ruiri-Isiolo, Amos Loop Roads and Isiolo-Muriri-Michimikuru Tea Factory to Bitumen Standard. Contract value:US$40million. Anticipated completion March 2012.
  • We have currently been awarded two more road projects: Nanyuki-Lewa Road (A2) and rehabilitation and repair of Mukuyu-Githambo-Kiruri (D440) road. Contract value: US$25million.
Industry Body Membership

Intex is committed to maintaining the highest standards of corporate governance and adheres to stringent industry regulations. The company’s professional membership of the key industry body and status as an approved government contractor stand testament to the quality of its work and to the integrity of its people.

  • Member of the Kenya Association of Building Contractors (KABSEC) and active member of the Working Executive Committee
  • Roads and Civil Engineering Contractor’s Association (RACECA) and the Chairman of Intex Construction is the acting Chairman of the Association
  • Registered with the Ministry of Roads (Architectural Department) as Building; Civil Engineering and Roads Contractors – Class A, unlimited
  • Registered with the Ministry of Roads and Public Works (Chief Engineer Roads):
  • Paved Roads Construction Class A – over Kshs1billion
  • Bridge Construction and Drainage Structures Class B – Kshs500million - 1 billion
  • Gravelling Class C – over Kshs250 million
  • Resealing and Pavement Strengthening Class A – over Kshs1billion
  • Registered with the Ministry of Water Development – Class A, unlimited
  • Registered with El Nino Emergency Projects - Class A, unlimited

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