Carole Kariuki holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Sociology from the University of Nairobi and a Masters Degree in Public Administration and International Affairs from Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA. She has also pursued several professional courses on Public-Private Sector Dialogue, Global Leadership and Private Sector Development among others. Ms. Kariuki has a wealth of experience in leadership having worked 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 Institution to one of the most influential institutions 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 agenda of the country and the region. She currently serves in several boards including: Africa Advisory board ,Harvard University Center for African Studies Council Member, Daystar University Kenya Business Advocasy Fund, Danish Embassy Kenya Board Member, Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration Board Member, The Center for Corporate Governance Board Council Member, The National Council of Administrative Justice (NCAJ) Board Member, Life Ministry Kenya Governing Board Member, Kenya 2030 Water Resources Group (WRG) Partnership She serves and has served in several task forces including the Presidential Task Force on Parastatals Sector Reforms in 2013. She is a member of several professional bodies including, The Rotary Club of Langata, Kenya Institute of Management and Institute of Directors. Ms. Kariuki has been recognized with several awards for her leadership and role in the development of the Private Sector including; 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 Institute Choiseul in the ‘Choiseul 100 Africa: Economic Leaders for Tomorrow 2015’ Women Leadership Achievement Award 2015 by World WomenLeadership Congress and Awards, India The International Advocacy Award 2014 by Institut Amadeus, Morocco The Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS) 2012 and Head of State’s Commendation (HSC) 2011 by H.E President Mwai Kibaki Top 40 Under 40 Women in Business Awards Kenya, 2011 and 2012 consecutively by The Business Daily, Kenya 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 In 2012 she was voted ‘Extraordinary Personality to Inspire the Future’ by 80% of the 20,000 students of the Entrepreneurship Clubs of Kenyan Universities. She is also the first Senior Fellow at ISOKO, which is an institute based in Indianapolis that promotes private enterprise in Africa.

Carole Kariuki

Chief Executive Officer

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

Operations Manager

Pascalina Kagunda

Head Membership, Marketing and Communication

Victor Ogalo

Head Of Policy Research Analysis

Head of Public Private Dialogue

Agatha Juma

Head of Public Private Dialogue

Rachel is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, with over 10 years’ experience. She studied Law at the University of Nairobi, and took her Masters studies in International Legal Studies with a focus on Human Rights in Washington DC at Georgetown University. She was admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya in May 2006. She is the immediate former Executive Director at Moving the Goalposts, and has worked in a number of local and international organizations focusing on development and financial inclusion. Rachel was recognized by the Business Daily in 2015 in their Top 40 Under 40 Women Award.

Rachel Muthoga

Deputy Head PPD

Caroline Anampiu

Finance Manager

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

Internal Auditor

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 Officer

Anthony Weru is currently a Senior Public Private Dialogue (PPD) Officer (Trade, Investment and Public Finance) at KEPSA.He’s an achievement driven professional with proven success in policy advocacy, analysis and implementation with a deep footprint of networks and knowledge of Government operations as well as policy implementers in Government and private sector traders within EAC. He has been deeply engaged in years of Public- Private Dialogue (PPD) with bias in Trade, Public Finance and Regional Integration. Anthony is trained in Political Science & Communications from University of Nairobi and is pursuing his Masters in Public Policy and Administration in Kenyatta University. At KEPSA he is in charge of coordination of policy advocacy for private sector on Trade and EA Affairs, Transport & Infrastructure and Public Finance and formers Focal Officer for EAC Regional advocacy work. He is also pioneer member of Regional Dialogue Committee for East Africa that developed the Consultative Dialogue Framework (CDF) for the EAC. His areas of success include being the Coordinator Northern Corridor Integration Projects Summits at KEPSA; Private Sector Focal Person to the Kenya Revenue Authority and National Treasury at KEPSA on Stakeholders Dialogue; involved in the development of both the Regional Integration Policy and the National 24Hour Economy Strategy. Additionally, he was a member of the National NTB Monitoring Committee, the National EAC Dialogue Committee. He has been a member of the team that developed the Foreign Trade Policy, the National Trade Policy and National Task Force to review the National Honours and Awards System among other technical Committees.

Anthony Weru

Senior PPD Officer

Faith Ngige is a Governance and Strategic Management Specialist with experience in private sector of over 15 years. Her professional and education background includes; Master’s in Business Administration (Strategic Management), Diploma in Project Management and Bachelor of Education Arts in Business Studies. She is currently pursuing Doctorate in Leadership and Governance at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture (JKUAT).

Faith Ngige

PPD Officer - Devolution

Gichinga works as a Legal Advisor on secondment from the World Bank. He holds a bachelors of laws degree from the University of Nairobi LLB(Hons) and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb). He has over 20 years experience on trade policy and media advocacy. He has taught law and served as a national examiner in law for the Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations’ Board (KASNEB). He previously worked as the Global Head of Trade Policy at ActionAid International managing 13 country programmes before joining Oxfam International in Pretoria, South Africa, as the Southern Africa Regional Policy Advisor (Trade & Investment). Before joining KEPSA, he was the Regional Coordinator for Health Action International (Africa) working on access to medicines and Intellectual Property Rights and served on the advisory committee of the African Medicines Regulatory Harmonization (AMRH) Programme. Mr Ndirangu was a member of the official Kenya Government delegation to the WTO Ministerial Trade Conferences in Seattle (USA), Cancun (Mexico) and Doha (Qatar) and the UNCTAD IX Conference (Banghkok, Thailand). He has worked in various media capacities and was a member of the pioneer editorial team tasked with establishing The EastAfrican newspaper published by the Nation Media Group, served as an editorial columnist (Sunday Nation), Editorial Manager (Media Focus on Africa Foundation), Media & Communications Advisor (Electoral Commission of Kenya) and editor (Pambazuka News) – an online weekly publication on seminal African discourse.

Gichinga Ndirangu

Legal Advisor

Currently pursuing her Masters degree in Business Administration from Nairobi University. She holds a Bachelor of Human Resource Management from Makerere University, a Higher Diploma (KNEC) from the Institute of Human Resource Management and is a member of the Institute of Human Resource Management

Sophie Wamalwa

Human Resource and Executive Officer

Carolyne Nkirote is a communications specialist with an extensive experience of over 6 years’ gained within the private sector. She enjoys working with a creative and dynamic team with a view of enhancing corporate image. Carolyne possess a strong ability to perform effectively even under significant pressure and is capable of working effectively in different areas requiring innovative thinking. Currently, she is pursuing a master’s degree in Corporate Communications at Daystar University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations and a minor in Marketing from Daystar University. She enjoys photography, reading motivational books and travelling. She is also a highly motivated | ambitious | team player.

Carolyne Nkirote

Communications and Media Relations Officer