Marion Gathoga

Listen In 2008, Marion Gathoga was appointed Country Director of Cadbury Kenya and East Africa, a position she held until 2012. She then moved on to Unga Group Limited as General Manager, and subsequently moved on to Parmalat. She is currently the managing director of BOC Gases having served as the head of the Association […]

Mary M’Mukindia – The buck stops with this stickler for performance

Listen   Mary M’Mukindia is a woman of many firsts in Kenya’s oil and gas industry. The first female trainee of Kenya’s arm of Exxon Mobil, she rose through the ranks to become to become general sales manager and later played a crucial part in creating the Petroleum Institute of East Africa. M’Mukindia was also […]

Nelius Kariuki – The corporate visionary with a humble heart

Listen As a career economist with a dotted tenure in the civil service, Nelius Kariuki stepped out of retirement in 2003 to join Kenya Reinsurance Corporation’s board of directors. In 2007, she became the chairperson of Kenya Re, making her Kenya’s first female chairperson of a listed company. By determination and hard work, she steered […]

Patricia Ithau

Listen Patricia Ithau is the Regional Director of the Stanford Graduate School of Business East Africa’s Seed Transformation Programme. She manages and ensures the execution of programmes to excellence, and selects and evaluates programme participants. Ithau is the former Managing Director of L’Oreal East Africa, a position she left in 2014 after serving for three […]

Rita Kavashe

Listen Rita Kavashe was appointed General Manager (GM) for the General Motors East Africa (GMEA) unit in 2011, making her the first Kenyan and woman to head the unit. She joined the auto manufacturer GMEA in 1995 as a sales representative, and rose through the ranks to become its first female GM with over 20 […]

Sheila M’mbijjewe

Listen Sheila M’Mbijjewe is the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya. She was appointed to this office by the President of Kenya in June 2015. Prior to this appointment, she has served in high profile positions in banking and related institutions. She has served on the boards of several companies, including Standard Chartered […]

Wanjiku Mugane

Listen Wanjiku Mugane is the founder of Fedha Connect Limited. The company is involved in raising capital to support agribusiness, real estate, and oil and gas enterprises, in addition to providing mergers and acquisitions advisory services. Mugane is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a Counselor at Law of New York State. […]

Wangechi Mutu

Listen Wagechi Mutu is a hugely accomplished contemporary artist and sculptor whose work is internationally recognised. Her brand of art is usually classified under Afrofuturism, basically a blend of science fiction to portray imaginative realities for people of African descent. Born in Nairobi in 1972, she currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, where […]