Kenya Association of Manufacturers names new CEO

Kenya Association of Manufacturers names new CEO

By Joshua Cheloti

The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Association’s board on Monday, 22 August 2022, announced that it had appointed Anthony Mwangi as the new CEO.
The appointment takes effect on September 15, 2022.

In a statement, KAM said Mwangi who takes over from Phyllis Wakiaga who left a few months ago has over 20 years of work experience.

“Mwangi brings on board a wealth of expertise in public policy, government relations, stakeholder engagement, communications and business development cutting across the Transportation, ICT, Aviation, and Oil and Gas industries,” the association said in a statement.

The new boss Kenya Association of Manufacturers CEO has previously worked at Bolt, Tullow Oil, IBM and Kenya Airways in various capacities.

He has a Masters’ Degree in Public Policy and Management from Strathmore Business School, a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nairobi and a Certificate in Public Policy from New York University (NYU).

“We are excited to have Mr Mwangi on board, following a rigorous recruitment process. Our focus remains on efficient service delivery to our Members and advocating for an enabling environment for a competitive manufacturing sector,” said KAM Chairman, Rajan Shah.

On his part, the incoming CEO pledged that he will continue advocating for an enabling business environment.

“I’m excited to take up the new role. I shall work closely with all stakeholders to increase the efficiency and productivity of the local manufacturing sector, drive export-led growth, reduce the regulatory burden and ease the cost of doing business and advocate for a stable and predictable tax environment and policy,” Mwangi noted.

Since the exit of Wakiaga, Tobias Alando has been the acting KAM chief executive officer.

And with a substantive CEO now appointed, Alando has landed a new role as – the Chief Operating Officer (COO).

KAM says the new COO will be responsible for managing the Association’s day-to-day administrative and operational functions, “designing members’ services and strategic development and implementation of policies to promote good company culture to steer the Association into a world-class Business Membership Organization (BMO).”


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