Kenya Association of Manufacturers Starts Recruitment of New CEO after Exit of Phyllis Wakiaga

The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) Board of Directors has announced the departure of its Chief Executive, Phyllis Wakiaga.

Wakiaga has been at the Association 9 years.

She joined KAM as the Head of Policy, Research and Advocacy in 2013, and later moved over to the leadership mantle in 2015 as CEO from the now Trade Cabinet Secretary Ms Betty Maina.

Phyllis has brought a tremendous level of energy, enthusiasm, and industry knowledge to the organization,” read a press release sent to newsrooms on April 28, 2022.

Under Phyllis Wakiaga’s management, the Kenya Association of Manufacturers board of management notes, it has 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,” noted the press release.

The board of directors said Phyllis Wakiaga is moving on to pursue a new professional challenge in an Africa Advisory role.

Ms Wakiaga is currently serving her notice and will officially be leaving on the 30th of June 2022,” said the Kenya Association of Manufacturers.

With her exit, a recruitment process is has started to appoint the next Chief Executive.

The Board shall continue to provide critical oversight during this time to support the Leadership Team at KAM and staff to continue effectively delivering our mandate to our Members,” the statement said.

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