Flora Mutahi, accountant, entrepreneur, and corporate guru, is the new Board Chairperson of Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), the first female to occupy the position. Jaswinder Bedi will serve as the Board Vice-Chairman.
Ms Mutahi is part of a new leadership team picked during the lobby group’s 17th Annual General Meeting, which was held virtually.
Mutahi is a former chairperson of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers and founder and CEO of Melvin Marsh International Limited.
“My appointment as the first-ever female chair is a testimony to Kepsa taking a giant step in the right direction of entrenching inclusivity and meritocracy in our leadership. We should continue with this drive and include not just women but also youth, persons living with disabilities, and MSME owners and leaders,” Mutahi affirmed.
After deliberations at the AGM, the nominated directors to serve for the next two years were confirmed as Ms Flora Mutahi (Chair), Jaswinder Bedi (Vice-Chair), Allen Gichuhi, Darren J Gillen, Troy Yue, Eng. James Mwangi, Dr Elizabeth Wala, Stephen Gatagama, John Gachora, Macharia Muthondu, Mucai Kunyiha, Graham Shaw, Ms Catherine Musakali, Ms Eva Muraya, Bimal Kantaria, and Nicholas Nesbitt as an ex-officio.
Patrick Obath was appointed as the Kepsa Foundation Chair and Gloria Ndekei will serve as the Vice-Chair.