Flora Mutahi is a Certified Public Accountant, entrepreneur and corporate executive. She is chairperson of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers and the founder and chief executive officer of Melvin Marsh International Limited, the manufacturer of Melvin's Tea, a Kenyan brand. “My appointment as the first ever female chair is a testimony to KEPSA taking a giant step in the right direction of entrenching inclusivity and meritocracy in our leadership," Ms Mutahi said. "We should continue with this drive and include not just women but also youth, persons living with disabilities, and MSME owners and leaders.”
Allianz Africa has made leadership changes at its newly acquired entities in Kenya and Senegal. In Kenya, Allianz has fired top Jubilee Insurance (now Allianz General Insurance) managers and replaced them with its own appointees. Among the biggest causalities in the Kenyan operation is Catherine Igathe, the current CEO of Jubilee Allianz General Insurance Limited Kenya, who will leaving the company in mid-July “to pursue other opportunities”.
Businesses in the tourism industry that have managed to be resilient face arguably one of the most challenging times that the sector has ever seen and need to adapt swiftly to service the consumers’ changing demands. This is according to Jiten Vyas, VFS Global Regional Group Chief Operating Officer - Australasia, China, Africa and Europe & CIS. VFS Global is the world's largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide.
Businesses should contemplate putting together a remote office budget, which accounts for potential roadblocks like connectivity (since many Kenyans still lack access to high-speed internet) and ergonomic equipment such as appropriate office chairs and other essentials. Once the fundamentals are in place, employees also require the right digital tools to be productive remotely. This can include collaboration suites, e-learning software, project management tools, VPN connections, and other resources.
Knowledge generation can be defined as the process by which the firm obtains knowledge, either from outside the company or generated internally. If organisations implement knowledge management practices successfully, they are able to perform intelligently to sustain their competitive advantage by developing their knowledge assets. The information technology boom has caused organizations to realize the shift from the resource economy of controlling land, labour and capital to the knowledge economy of creating business value through the utilization of intangible knowledge.
In 2009, Kelebi was instrumental in founding Lancet Kenya, an off-shoot of its South African parent company. It operated under Pathologist Lancet Kenya (PLK) and Lancet Services Company (LSC), of which Kelebi reportedly owns 7.67 per cent and 10 per cent respectively.
According to McKinsey's Women in the Workplace 2020 study, women make up 48% of entry-level employees, but only 38% of managers, 34% of senior managers or directors, 29% of VPs, 23% of SVPs, and just 22% of C-suite executives. We kick off with our top 15 list of African women in the Corporate world. These women have torn down gender bias in the workplace by taking up SHE-EO (CEO), founders, head officers, and managerial seats in some of the continent's leading companies.