The Board of Directors at British American Tobacco (BAT) Kenya has appointed Kathryne Maundu as the firm’s company secretary effective 27th June 2020.
She replaces Waeni Ngea who has resigned effective 26th June 2020.
Kathryne, is a Partner at Stamford Corporate Services LLP, part of Bowmans Coulson Harney LLP. She is recognised as a leading expert in corporate governance matters having advised leading corporates in the public and private sector for over 15 years.
She is a member of the Women on Boards Network, a council member of the Institute of Certified Secretaries – Kenya (ICS) and the Women Corporate Directors (Kenya Chapter).
Kathryne is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a member of the Law Society of Kenya, a registered practicing Certified Public Secretary and an Accredited Governance Auditor with the Institute of Certified Secretaries – Kenya. She has been recognised as a leader in society and named as Top 40 under 40 Women in Kenya.
“Waeni who held the dual role of Head of Legal and Company Secretary was appointed in May 2018 when the Company Secretarial role moved in-house.
She has steered the Legal sub-function through numerous business challenges and has been instrumental in embedding robust corporate governance principles for the Company. The Board takes this opportunity to thank her for her invaluable contribution and wishes her well in her future endeavours,” said Mr George Maina Chair, Board of Directors.