Lucy Karume

Lucy Karume

Lucy is a director with the Jacaranda Group of Hotels, Kenya. She is also a recognized leader in the private sector tourism industry. Lucy serves as the current chairperson of Kenya Tourism Federation. KTF is the leading voice that articulates the needs of tourism and hosts seven other private sector bodies under its umbrella.

Lucy is also a director at Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) an alliance in pursuit of an enabling business environment, engaging the government at the president and prime minister’s office also represents KEPSA at various international platforms as key note speaker in various fields Lucy was currently appointed by the government to head the Tourism Recovery Task Force.

Lucy is an MBA graduate in hospitality management has been in the tourism industry for almost 30 years, working in, various tourism related companies.

Lucy is also a director at the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority and a director at The Nature Conservancy. Lucy was awarded the Institute Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Community from Kenya Association of Hotel Keepers and Caterers and Institute’s Award for Outstanding Citizenship which is awarded to the student who in the opinion of the senior members of the faculty has, in their everyday dealings with others, demonstrated civility, character, strong personal commitment and a professional attitude from International Management Institute, Luzern Switzerland.

Lucy has a strong passion and drive for an integrated regional tourism platform and continues to engage and lobby for this platform. She is involved in various charitable organizations.