Kenya Manufacturers Association CEO Phyllis Wakiaga exits after nine years

Kenya Association of Manufacturers CEO Phyllis Wakiaga. [Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard]

The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Phyllis Wakiaga has exited her role after nine years.

Wakiaga who moves on to an advisory role will serve until June 30.

KAM Board chairman Mucai Kunyiha notified of her departure in a circular dated April 28, praising her work ethic and industry knowledge.

“She has implemented many critical changes and instituted deep robust structures towards the transformation of the Association, both internally and externally,” Kunyiha said.

The association said recruitment for her successor is underway.

Wakiaga joined KAM in 2013 as the Head of Policy, Research, and Advocacy, and was later appointed CEO in 2015.

She was also recently appointed to deputise Sammy Muraya in the localised media debate committee- the Technical Working Group.  

She holds a Bachelor's and Master of Law from the University of Nairobi.

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