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Strathmore taught me excellence, says CEO

James Mworia is the CEO and Managing Director of Centum Investment Company Limited, an investment firm quoted on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. The School of Accountancy alumni became CEO of the firm in October 2008 when he was 30 years old. He has more than ten years of investment management experience and is a specialist in deal sourcing and structuring ... Read More »

Working Her Way to the Top: Rufina Achieng’ (BBIT Alumna)

As  the Chief Information Systems Assurance officer of Kengen Limited, Rufina Achieng’ is always passionate about her work. Her position at this leading electrical power generation company in Kenya (Kengen produces about 80% of electricity consumed in the country) comes with a myriad of challenges and responsibilty for which she says Strathmore University prepared her well enough for. Rufina is ... Read More »

Michael Macharia -“What I have learnt since Strathmore”

r Michael Macharia (36), a qualified Chartered Accountant and true entrepreneur founded Seven Seas Technology Group at the age of 25 and has steered the Group as founder and CEO to what it is today through innovation, vision, commitment and passion. The result is a true Kenyan success story in Technology Entrepreneurship with SST Group receiving several accolades from major ... Read More »

Changing Society, One Policy at a Time – Mercy Ndegwa Strathmore Alumna

hen Mercy Ndegwa graduated from Strathmore School of Accountancy years back she immediately knew that the Strathmore experience had given her an edge and readied her for her present position as the Manager of public policy analysis and international relations at Safaricom. Part of her responsibility in the mobile giant company is to advise the business on public policy matters ... Read More »

Meet Strathmore alumnus David Mwindi

David Mwindi, 34, is the Head of Audit for East Africa at Standard Chartered. He has previously worked with KPMG (Kenya) and PWC in New York and has over 10 years experience in accounting and auditing. He has also been a part-time ACCA lecturer at the University for over nine years. He says his experience at Strathmore University really modelled ... Read More »

Alumna succeeds in the distribution business

Anne Hazel Njoki is a distributor of Farmer’s choice products in Nairobi and its environs. Her company, Farmtex Stockists, distributing Farmer’s choice unique products that are not available in retail stores, to corporate cafeterias, hotels and individual homes. Hazel is an alumna of Strathmore University, where she studied Bachelor of Science in Leadership Management (BLM). Additionally Hazel believes that the course she ... Read More »

Alumnus, Peter Njonjo: “I believe in value and integrity as the key to success”

Only in his thirties, Peter Njonjo bears a lot of responsibilities as the current General manager of Coca-Cola East Africa. Peter’s huge role in the world’s largest beverage company can be summarised in four areas: strategy formulation, coaching and mentoring, engaging their partners (bottling companies) on how they should execute the company’s strategy and shareholder management. Peter Njonjo completed his ... Read More »

SU alumna Ruth Omwansa at a pharmaceutical giant

It is the world’s largest research-based pharmaceutical company operating in over 180 countries and Ruth Omwansa, a Strathmore University alumna is charged with overseeing Pfizer’s financial operations across East Africa as the Finance Manager. Ruth’s huge responsibilities on a day-to-day basis involve managing and making financial decisions that cut across all the departments in the pharmaceutical giant organisation namely sales, ... Read More »

SU alumnus exploring E-Commerce

As with any business move or expansion, considering an online presence will always raise a list of questions for any entrepreneur. Questions like what to put in place to make it happen? How will the online presence change the market for the business? What are competitors doing? How will people shop? These are the kind of questions that for over ... Read More »

Meet James Makau, 2006 Alumnus

ames Makau, an alumnus of Strathmore University, is the Group Accounts Director of Ogilvy Public Relations. This is a 360° advertising and public relations company, whose core function is to offer its clients creative solutions for advertising, media buying and public relations. His position in the company is to ensure that he comes up with strategies to bring his clients’ ... Read More »

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