HF Group Plc has appointed Prof. Olive M. Mugenda as an Independent Non – Executive Director and Chairperson of the Board effective 21st October 2021.
Prof. Olive Mugenda is an accomplished business leader responsible for the expansion and transformation of Kenyatta University which saw the institution grow in both stature and financial strength. She is also credited with the establishment and operationalization of Kenyatta University Referral Hospital, a 500-bed referral facility.
Olive Mugenda holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from Iowa State University, USA. Masters of Business Administration from the Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute, (ESAMI), Arusha, Tanzania. Master of Science (M.Sc.), Iowa State University, USA and Bachelor of Education (First Class Honours), University of Nairobi.
Currently, she is the Chairperson of Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital and a Commissioner at the Judicial Service Commission (JSC). She also serves as a Non-Executive Director at UBA Kenya Bank Ltd. She was the Vice-Chancellor of Kenyatta University for 10 years – between March 20th 2006 to March 20th 2016.
Speaking on the appointment, HF Group CEO Robert Kibaara welcomed Prof. Olive Mugenda to the board saying;
“The Board is delighted to confirm Prof. Mugenda’s appointment as Board Chair of HF Group. Her wealth of expertise and outstanding transformational leadership track record will be a valuable addition for the Group at a time when we are on a transformation journey. Prof. Mugenda’s mandate will be to oversee the Group’s Growth and transformation agenda, specifically our diversification to a full-service bank. ” HF Group CEO Robert Kibaara.
Olive Mugenda is also recognized as an accomplished author and academic researcher and administrator with a specialisation in women/girls’ education, research methods and statistics, leadership and governance.
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