Gina Din, a leading businesswoman, philanthropist, and champion of Women’s rights has been appointed to the Independent Human Rights Advisory Committee (IHRAC) of Kakazi.
She joins former Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) Board Member Grace Madoka, former Finlays Kenya Legal and HR Director Dr Brenda Achieng, and Kakuzi Plc non-executive independent director Andrew Ndegwa.
In a statement released on Tuesday, Kakuzi Plc Managing Director Chris Flowers said the appointment of Gina to the IHRAC chaired by former Attorney General Prof Githu Muigai, takes immediate effect.
“The Board of Kakuzi Plc is pleased to announce the entry of Din-Kariuki to the Independent Human Rights Advisory Committee. Her entry, following an in-depth selection process, now completes the constitution of the five-member committee, which provides independent advice on human rights to the Board,” Flowers said.
“She brings a wealth of experience in corporate governance and social responsibility and will strengthen Kakuzi’s effort to remain at the forefront of responsible business practices,” Prof Githu Muigai said.
Commenting on her appointment, Din said she is pleased to join the Kakuzi IHRAC as part of a personal commitment to advance human rights excellence.
“Kakuzi is making excellent progress by upholding global operating standards. I am confident that the IHRAC team will serve for the betterment of the organization and its stakeholders as well as to demonstrate to a wider audience how integrating Human Rights into a business environment can be practically and credibly achieved,” she said.
With the naming of the Committee, Kakuzi PLC became the first corporate organization in Sub Sahara Africa to constitute and establish such an independent advisory panel benchmarked against the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.