Our Founders

Mohamed Baraka


Mohamed Baraka joined Caltex Kenya in 1975 as a Chemist at their Mombasa blending plant. After 3 years in the laboratory, he moved to the lubricant technical service department; and later also served in other marketing positions for fuels such as aviation, consumer and retail. During his time in Caltex, he also spent a lot of time in Philippines, Australia and the U.S.A on lubricant training. Thereafter in 1986, he became In-Charge of lubricant marketing in East Africa.

He also represented Caltex Kenya in the brand awareness programs relating to OEM’s in Japan. With the support from Caltex head office, he ran massive training programs for lubricant users i.e. truckers, bus operators, matatu operators, railroad and industrial lubricants. It was through this effort that Caltex Delo, and in particular Delo 6200 Oil, became the most popular brand in East Africa. In 1992, he became the General Manager and Director of Caltex Kenya. In the year 2000, he was further assigned with another challenge as the County Manager of Caltex Tanzania, a lubricant company which he started from scratch and grew it to become a market leader. He retired from Caltex in 2003 and was appointed Managing Director of Gapco Kenya in 2004. He was later made Director- Corporate Affairs, Gapco (E.A.) before he retired from Gapco in 2014.

Dilash Bhayani


Dilash Bhayani is a BSc (Econ) graduate from the London School of Economics and a qualified Chartered Accountant. He comes from a family background with a wide range of business interests including property, hotels, hospitality and pharmaceuticals.  He is a shareholder and director of Europa Healthcare Ltd and Sunpar Pharmaceuticals Ltd, both of which are leading pharmaceutical distributors in Kenya for major multinational brands from Europe and Asia.