IIA has opened its second office in Africa, taking up residence in Nairobi. With the opening of the new office, IIA has employed a Country Director and Chief Operating Officer to take up roles at IIA Kenya.
Patricia Ithau joins as Country Director with vast experience with a career spanning 25 years across 3 global companies namely Unilever, Diageo and L’Oreal. In the last 7 years of this career, her focus has been on setting up new organization and opening new frontiers as Managing Director for Uganda Breweries Ltd, then Managing Director for EABL International and her last role setting up the L’Oreal East Africa subsidiary as its inaugural Managing Director.
Wangechi Muriuki joins IIA Kenya as Chief Operating Officer from her role at Kenya Institute of Management where she has driven key initiatives that have transformed the performance of corporate entities, small to medium enterprises, as well as public sector companies in Kenya and the region.
William Pollen, Programme Director of Invest in Africa, commented: “Now we have set up our new office, we can start to grow our East African presence. It is fantastic to have two such knowledgeable and experienced individuals as Patricia and Wangechi on board to drive IIA Kenya forward.”
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