Sasini Plc Group Managing Director Martin Ochieng’ has been appointed the new Board Chair.
Making the appointment, the Board of the Global Compact Network Kenya also named KenGen Managing Director and CEO Mrs. Rebecca Miano, as the Vice Chair to lead the Board for a three-year term renewable.
Ochien’g has served on the Board of the Global Compact Network Kenya as a Director since November 2019 and packs over 27 years of experience gleaned from various leadership positions with leading global organizations such as 3M HealthCare, Warner Lambert/Pfizer Inc., KWV International, Tyco International, GHM South Africa, SGA Kenya. He sits on various corporate boards for both local and global businesses.
Commenting on his appointment, Ochieng’ said, “I am humbled by this auspicious task of building on the successes that the outgoing Board Chairperson Mrs. Phyllis Wakiaga helped put in place. It is my promise that together with the current Board, we will endeavor to accelerate the commitment that the business community gives to driving sustainable practices for a better globe by placing Kenya at the forefront of that global leadership.”
On her part, Miano is a Lawyer and an energy expert with over 30 years of experience specializing in renewable energy, structuring international and regional multi-million business deals, international regulatory framework on sustainability development and climate change, policy development, corporate governance and business law.
She is a member of COP26 Business Leaders to support COP26 Presidency’s efforts to achieve significant progress in the lead-up to, and at, COP27. Mrs. Miano has earned two Presidential Decorations and award: Grand warrior of Kenya (OGW) and Moran of the Burning Order Spear (MBS) in recognition of her outstanding service to the Republic of Kenya.
Global Compact Kenya Executive Director Judy Njino said, ” The Global Compact Network Kenya Board plays an important role in shaping the strategy and policy of the global initiative in Kenya. As the largest Network in Africa, I look forward to working with the Board who serve as high level champions for responsible business conduct in Kenya as guided by the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact.”