Darren Gillen – Foreign Investments

Darren Gillen – Foreign Investments


Darren is a native of Ireland and holds a degree in Theology and Religious Studies degree from St. Mary’s University College in Twickenham, London and a Diploma in Business Administration from Anniesland College, Glasgow.

 Darren is the former Chief Executive Officer at Kartridges Kenya Ltd a company that specialised mainly in the retail of High-Quality Laser Toner Cartridges from Europe as well has other related items such as Printers, Computers, CCTV etc, his role covered the East Africa Region with their Headquarters based in Nairobi.

Currently, he is moving to a new and exciting role in Kenya within a well-established family company and is looking forward to the new fresh challenge.

He is originally from Derry in Northern Ireland and has worked in Africa for almost four years where he was President of Operations in a similar business in Ethiopia prior to arriving in Kenya.

He has extensive experience in the Hospitality and Customer Service sector having previously been UK and Ireland Operations Director for a chain of sixteen hotels based in the UK.

Darren is the Chairman of the European Business Council an organisation representing the European private sector in Kenya.  He is a former board member of Young Scientists Kenya, an Irish initiative seeking to promote STEM amongst the young people in Kenya and encouraging them to pursue a career in this field. 

Darren is currently also the Chairman of Business Ireland Kenya an established Chamber that seeks to promote reciprocal trade between Ireland and Kenya.