Our Staff

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Stefan Lutz

Managing Director, African Milling School

Stefan Lutz has over 20 years of experience in the grain industry, he joined Bühler AG, Uzwil, Switzerland in 2007. After several assignments to commission mills around the world, Stefan relocated to South Africa in 2010 and worked as a Head Miller for Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2014 he relocated to Nairobi and was the Technical Instructor at the African Milling School. At the end of 2016 Stefan went to Brazil and led the technology department of Buhler South America.

Now we are happy that Stefan returned in January, 2020 to Nairobi and is currently heading the African Milling School. His profound knowledge in the milling and food industry will be valuable in his role as the Director, African Milling School.

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Srinivas Papanna

Technical Instructor, African Milling School

Srinivas Papanna began his milling career after obtaining a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Mysore and one year full technological certificate program in flour milling from the International School of Milling Technology, CFTRI-Institute, Mysore. Since 2006, he worked as a Milling Technologist in different flour mills in India and Africa at different levels. After graduating from the Swiss School of Milling (SMS) in 2010, he joined Oman Flour Mills, Muscat as Flour Mill Manager, responsible for complete operations of flour mill activities. In 2016 he joined Buhler/African Milling School in Kenya as a Milling Technologist and Technical Teacher, performing plant commissioning/start-ups and mill auditing. His vast knowledge in the Middle East and African milling industry will be valuable in his role as a Teacher/ Technical Instructor at the African Milling School.

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Dick Kirimi

Technical Instructor, African Milling School

Dick Kirimi holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechatronics Engineering. He Joined Buhler in 2018 as a Service Engineer for the North East Africa region and was involved in various service and commissioning of single machines within the region. He is also a Buhler Scales service champion.

His vast knowledge, technical background and experience in maintenance in the milling and food industry is valuable for his role as a technical instructor in the African Milling School.

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Berryl Ochieng

Laboratory Technician, African Milling School

Beryl has a Master’s degree in Food Science and technology with vast experience in food and feed research. She has worked in local universities as a tutorial assistant since August of 2018.

She has also taken part in product optimization for start up bakeries and has also indulged in research with relation to wheat product enrichment for various start ups to minimize cost of production while driving up the nutritional quality of baked goods. 

Her experience in food research is invaluable with imparting knowledge to students at African Milling School as well as driving research and innovation at the African milling School Laboratory.

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Carolyne Kyalo

Administrator, African Milling School

Carolyne has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. She joined the African Milling School in 2015 during its inception.

She is involved with the day to day running of the school and is responsible for student management and other administrative roles. Carolyne has vast experience in customer relations from her previous work engagements.

Her continued dedication is valuable to the smooth running of the school.