The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) on Monday named Anthony Mwangi as chief executive officer.

With over 20 years of work experience, Mwangi brings a wealth of expertise in public policy, government relations, stakeholder engagement, communications, and business development, cutting across the transportation, ICT, aviation, and oil and gas industries.

He has previously worked in various capacities at Bolt, Tullow Oil, IBM and Kenya Airways.

Mr. Mwangi has a Masters’ Degree in Public Policy and Management from Strathmore Business School, a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nairobi and a Certificate of Public Policy from New York University (NYU).

Speaking on Mr. Mwangi’s appointment, KAM Chairman Rajan Shah expressed his optimism, saying, “We are excited to have Mr Mwangi on board, following a rigorous recruitment process. Our focus remains on efficient service delivery to our members and advocating an enabling environment for a competitive manufacturing sector. ”

Mr Mwangi committed to continuing steering the Association in advocating for an enabling business environment.

“I shall work closely with all stakeholders to increase the efficiency and productivity of the local manufacturing sector, drive export-led growth, reduce the regulatory burden, ease the cost of doing business, and advocate for a stable and predictable tax environment and policy,” noted Mr Mwangi.

Tobias Alando, Ag CEO, has been appointed the Chief Operating Officer (COO).

He will be responsible for managing the Association’s day-to-day administrative and operational functions, designing members’ services, and developing and implementing policies to promote good company culture to steer the Association into a world-class Business Membership Organization (BMO).

By Fredrick Azelwa