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CEO Wakiaga leaves KAM for an advisory role

Wakiaga will officially leave KAM on June 30.

In Summary

•He added that the Wakiga has steered the association to established itself as the go-to adviser to Government and other high-level entities on matters manufacturing and trade. 

•She is currently serving her notice and will officially be leaving on June 30. 

Kenya Association of Manufacturers CEO Phyllis Wakiaga during an interview with The Star at the association's offices in Nairobi/DOUGLAS OKIDDY
Kenya Association of Manufacturers CEO Phyllis Wakiaga during an interview with The Star at the association's offices in Nairobi/DOUGLAS OKIDDY

Kenya Association of Manufacturers CEO Phyllis Wakiaga is exiting from the association after nine years of service. 

KAM Board of Directors through chairman Mucai Kunyiha say Wakiaga has left to pursue a new professional challenge in an Africa Advisory role.

She is currently serving her notice and will officially be leaving on June 30. 

"Since joining KAM as the Head of Policy, Research and Advocacy in 2013, and later taking over the leadership mantle in 2015 as CEO from (now CS) Betty Maina, Phyllis has brought a tremendous level of energy, enthusiasm, and industry knowledge to the organization," Kunyiha said in a statement on Thursday.

He added that the Wakiga has steered the association to established itself as the go-to adviser to Government and other high-level entities on matters manufacturing and trade.

"She has implemented many critical changes and instituted deep robust structures towards the transformation of the Association, both internally and externally. Phyllis Wakiaga has also been consistent in ensuring that these values are now enshrined in KAM’s ethos," Kunyiha added.

"While she will be missed by all of us at the Association, I wish her every success in her next endeavour. I know that she will remain a good partner to KAM, and I am sure she will continue to contribute to our shared vision of improving Kenya’s economic prospects in her new role."

Kunyiha said a recruitment process is underway to appoint the next CEO following the process prescribed by the internal regulations.

Meanwhile, the board shall continue to provide critical oversight during this time to support the Leadership Team at KAM.