NAIROBI, Kenya August 22 – The Board of the Kenya Manufacturers Association (KAM) has appointed Anthony Mwangi as Chief Executive, effective September 15.
Mwangi will succeed interim CEO Tobias Alando, who took over in July following the departure of Phyllis Wakiaga.
Alando has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO), responsible for managing the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the Association, designing member services and strategic development, among other duties.
KAM Chairman Rajan Shah expressed optimism over Mwangi’s appointment following a rigorous recruitment process.
With over 20 years of professional experience, Mwangi brings extensive expertise in the areas of public policy, government relations, stakeholder engagement, communications and business development in the transport, ICT, aviation and oil and gas.
He previously worked at Bolt, Tullow Oil, IBM and Kenya Airways in various capacities.
Mwangi holds a master’s degree in public policy and management from Strathmore Business School, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nairobi and a certificate in public policy from New York University (NYU).
The new CEO, Mwangi, pledged to continue to lead the Association in championing an enabling business environment.
“I am delighted to take on this new role. I will work closely with all stakeholders to increase the efficiency and productivity of the local manufacturing sector, boost export-led growth, reduce regulatory burden and ease the cost of doing business and advocate for a better environment and stable and predictable fiscal policy,” Mwangi said.