Carole Kariuki holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Sociology from the University of Nairobi and a Masters Degree in Public Administration  from Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA. She has also pursued several professional courses on Stakeholder Management,  Leadership and Private Sector Development among others. Carole before joining KEPSA did work briefly for Barclays Bank of Kenya, Nairobi Chapel and Sagamore Institute for Public Policy Research, Indianapolis – Indiana, where she acted as a liaison between Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) and the Institute before formally joining KEPSA. She worked for several years at KEPSA before being appointed KEPSA CEO. Ms. Kariuki is credited for transforming KEPSA from a little known Business Organisation to one of the most influential Organisations in Kenya and Globally. KEPSA is the Apex body of the private sector in Kenya, galvanizing the private sector through public-private dialogue and influencing the economic and development agenda. Current Leadership Positions:Board Chair: LPC Global Logistics, KenyaBoard Member: Jubilee Health Insurance Limited, KenyaBoard Member: EA Cables (East African Cables PLC), KenyaBoard Member: USIU-Africa Trustees (United States International University–Africa), KenyaBoard Member: UN Global Compact Network, KenyaCouncil Member: NCAJ chaired by the Chief Justice of Kenya (The National Council of Administrative Justice), KenyaCommittee Member: WTO Trade Committee, Geneva Past Leadership Positions:Board Chair: SEZA (Special Economic Zones Authority), KenyaBoard Member: IS Kenya (Internet Solutions), KenyaBoard Member: Harvard University Center for African Studies, Africa Advisory Board, USABoard Member: BAF (Business Advocasy Fund, Danish Embassy), KenyaPresident: East Africa Chapter, Choiseul Africa, FranceBoard Member: The Center for Corporate Governance Board, KenyaBoard Member: Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration Board, KenyaUniversity Council Member: Daystar University, KenyaBoard Member: Emerging Leaders Foundation, Nairobi, KenyaBoard Member: Rotary Club of Lang’ata, KenyaBoard Member: Growth Oriented Women Enterprises Kenya Program(GOWE), KenyaAdvisory Board Member: ACF Women in Business Initiative of the Africa, FranceAdvisory Board Member: Nailab 3.0 (Nairobi Innovation Lab), KenyaAdvisory Board Member: For the Operationalisation of the Kenya National Convention BureauCaucus Member: Business Leaders Caucus Group of Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation by OECD, FranceTrade Mark East Africa (TMEA), National Organizing Committee, NairobiGoverning Board Member, Kenya 2030 Water Resources Group (WRG) PartnershipThe Advisory Board of the School of Economics, University of Nairobi She is a member of several professional bodies including, The Rotary Club of Langata and Institute of Directors.   Awards and Recognitions in Leadership;Presidential The Elder of the Order of the Burning Spear (EBS) 2021, for National Development Contribution to the Country, Kenya by H.E. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya.The Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS) 2012, for National Development Contribution to the Country, Kenya by H.E. Mwai Kibaki, President of the Republic of Kenya 2002 to 2013.The Head of State’s Commendation (HSC) 2011, for National Development Contribution to the Country, Kenya by H.E. Mwai Kibaki, President of the Republic of Kenya 2002 to 2013. International Global Female Leadership Impact Award and Induction into the Global Women Leaders Hall of Fame (GWLHOF), by Centre for Economic and Leadership Development (CELD), during the 2017 South America-Africa-Middle East-Asia Women’s Summit (SAMEAWS), under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Juma Bin Maktoum, Dubai-UAE.Women Super Achiever Award, by World Women Leadership Congress and Awards 2017, India.Ranked 14th and first Kenyan on the list of 100 Africans by Institut Choiseul in the ‘Choiseul 100 Africa: Economic Leaders for Tomorrow 2015.’Women Leadership Achievement Award 2015 by World Women Leadership Congress and Awards, India.The International Advocacy Award 2014 by Institut Amadeus, Morocco. NationalWomen on Boards Network (WOBN) 2021 Woman Chairperson of the Year Award – 1st Runner Up.In 2012 was voted ‘Extraordinary Personality to Inspire the Future’ by 80% of the 20,000 students of the Entrepreneurship Clubs of Kenyan Universities.Contribution to Society Award by Nairobi Chapel 2011, Kenya.Outstanding Role in Creating Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) for Business Growth by ILO Kenya Women Entrepreneurship Development 2011.Role in Growing Sustainable Business Initiative 2006 by UNDP Kenya.Role in the Development of the UN Global Compact 2006 by UNDP Kenya. MediaRanked Fourth in the 2022 Business Monthly East Africa Top 25 Most Influential CEOs Impacting Business, by Business Monthly, East Africa Edition, January – February 2022.Named among the Top 100 Kenyans 2021, by co.ke on December 2, 2021.Announced as one of the Top 100 Women CEOs in Africa, by Reset Global People in partnership with the SDGS office at the Office of the President of Ghana and Avance Media, in AprilRanked among 15 Inspiring Women in Corporate Africa, by Business Today, Kenya, Edition, March 2021.Nominated among the Top 25 Most Influential Chairs of Board Impacting Business, Chair of Board: Special Economic Zones Authority, by Business Monthly, East Africa Edition, March – April 2021.Nominated among the Top 25 CEOs setting the Business Agenda in 2021, by Business Monthly, East Africa Edition, January – February 2021.Ranked Second of the Top 25 CEOs, in the 25th Anniversary Special Awards Nomination Edition of the Business Monthly, East Africa Edition, January – February 2020.Announced as one of the Top 100 Women CEOs in Africa, by Reset Global People in partnership with Pulse, and Avance Media, in 2019.Ranked eighth of 19 Inspirational Kenyan Women That You Should know, by Business Insider in 2017.Top 40 Under 40 Women in Business Awards Kenya, 2011 and 2012 consecutively by The Business Daily, Kenya.

Carole Kariuki

Chief Executive Officer

Martha Cheruto holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), a diploma in Efficient Energy Use & Planning from Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA, Sweden), a Masters in Management & Leadership from Management University of Africa (MUA) and is currently pursuing a PhD in Management & Leadership at MUA. She is a qualified and registered engineer with the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK) and The Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK); a Certified Energy Manager and has pursued several courses, locally and internationally on policy and legislative drafting, renewable energy, strategy development, finance, industrial operations, among others. She is a recipient of the Women in Energy Professional Technical Award, Kenya and a Finalist for Outstanding Women in Water and Power, South Africa.A seasoned Engineer with a wealth of experience in both public and private sector, Martha has a track record of contributing to the overall growth strategy of organizations. She is highly accomplished in advocacy, coordination of project activities, stakeholder management, public policy formulation, private sector sustainable development, energy, climate change, green growth, and Government relations. She has co-chaired two national taskforces spearheading development of Climate Change Policy, Climate Change Act 2016 and Green Economy Strategy and Implementation Plan. As a Certified Energy Manager, Martha has been instrumental in promoting adoption of energy efficiency and conservation on a national scale.Prior to joining KEPSA, Martha worked in Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) and Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM). During her tenure at the organizations, she has supported manufacturers in facilitating a conducive environment for trade, business development and supply efficiency. She has been a speaker and a facilitator in local and global conferences on energy, climate change and private sector development. She is actively involved in mentorship, women empowerment, and community development through her representation as a council member of FGM to STEM; a program under Women in Energy.

Martha Cheruto

Deputy Chief Executive Officer - Projects and Foundation

Victor Ogalo is an Economist and Policy Entrepreneur with over 15 years of professional work experience, currently serving as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, in charge of Competitiveness and Operations at KEPSA. Prior to that, Ogalo was Head of Policy Research Analysis & Public-Private Dialogues at the KEPSA from 2017 to 2021.In these roles, he has led thought leadership development on public policy, legislative and regulatory issues affecting businesses in Kenya and within East Africa. He was instrumental in the planning and organization of Presidential Roundtable, Speaker’s Roundtable, Ministerial Stakeholder Forums and the EAC Regional Forums targeting reforms to improve the local and regional business environment, competitiveness, and national development agenda.Ogalo began his career in the Ministry of Planning and National Development before joining CUTS International as Trade and Development Officer and Regional Coordinator for the EAC-EU Economic Partnership Agreements between 2006 and 2012.Ogalo has been privileged to serve and undertake assignments with institutions such as the African Union, COMESA, Commonwealth Secretariat (ComSec), DFID, EAC, European Commission, EU, DFID, DANIDA, FAO, GIZ, TMEA, UNDP, UNECA, World Bank, WTO. He has served in the National Investment Policy Taskforce that developed Kenya’s National Investment Policy between 2015 2017. Currently, he is a member of the e-Government Procurement Steering Committee, Inter-Agency Committee on Contribution of Research, Science, Technology and Innovation to National Development and the Kenya Industry and Entrepreneurship Project (KIEP) Steering Committee.

Victor Ogalo

Deputy Chief Executive Officer - Competitiveness and Operations

Operations Manager at KEPSA. Holds an MBA in Human Resource Management and Strategic Management from Daystar University. She is a member of IHRM and ABE.

Aphlyne Agina

Head of Operations

Harrison Ng’atia holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree accounting option from the Catholic University of East Africa (CUEA), a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPAK) and Certified Information System Auditor (CISA). He is a member of Institute of Certified Accountant (ICPAK) and possess over twelve (12) years of experience as an Auditor (both internal and external) with specialty in internal controls development and risk management. Currently, the Internal Auditor at Kenya Private Sector Alliance. His major focus is to create and add value to an organization through monitoring value for money; effective, efficient and economic use of resources by ensuring continuous improvement of business processes.

Harrison Ngatia

Head of Projects

Head of Membership, Marketing and Communication

Pascalina Kagunda

Head of Membership, Marketing and Communication

Hilda is a Finance & Accounting professional with over 15 years’ progressive corporate experience in four different sectors with profit and non- profit organizations and the public sector. She is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya CPA (K) and a member of ICPAK since 2009. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Masters degree in Business Administration focusing on Finance. Before joining KEPSA, she worked with various organizations including USIU, Deacons East Africa PLC and Water for People- an international NGO. She has vast experience working across cultures and countries among them Rwanda, Uganda, Malawi, USA and India and appreciates the dynamics of working with multi-culturally diverse teams. She is a seasoned professional, who is passionate about organizational resource planning, financial reporting and management at a strategic level.

Hilda Muchunku

Finance Manager

Prior to this she worked with the Kenya Youth Empowerment Project, a World Bank funded Government project implemented by KEPSA, as the Project Officer in charge of the Mombasa region. Her experience spans over 11 years in various administrative and operation capacities. Ann holds a degree in B.Com, Business administration and Management option and an MBA in Strategic Management.

Anne Katule

KEPSA Foundation Administrator

Timothy Odongo holds an MBA in marketing strategy, a professional chattered marketing postgraduate diploma (CIM – London) and an advanced diploma in business administration (ABE – London).

Timothy Odongo

Investments Manager

Mr. Patrick Maingi is the Public Private Dialogue (PPD) Specialist, at KEPSA. His role is to coordinate and manage all KEPSA PPD activities, to enhance productive engagement with the Government through established PPD platforms. As the PPD Specialist, he works to enhance efficient and effective participation of the private sector in the design and formulation of public policy in Kenya.He holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Management, Economics and Consumer Studies (with a specialization in Development Economics) from Wageningen University (Netherlands) and a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Agricultural Economics from Egerton University (Kenya). Currently, he is finalizing his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Applied Economics at the University of Nairobi. He has additional qualifications and training in Leadership, Programme and Project Management, Grants Management, Monitoring & Evaluation, and International Trade.Previously Patrick has worked with USAID, UNDP and NEMA.

Patrick Maingi

Public Private Dialogue (PPD) Specialist