Carole Kariuki

Kariuki_120x120Carole Kariuki is a graduate of Nairobi University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Sociology. She has a Masters Degree in Public Administration and International Affairs from the Bowling Green State University in Ohio, USA. She has also done several courses on advocacy as well as private sector development.
She worked briefly at Barclays Bank of Kenya before taking up leadership training and working at the Nairobi Chapel. She then took up a position as a Research Fellow and later an Associate at the Sagamore Institute for Public Policy Research, Indianapolis – Indiana. Her work at the Institute led to a joint program with Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) where she joined the Programs Department. She took a one-year break from KEPSA and did consultancy in the area of Local Economic Development giving her needed experience in the local policy making system. She rejoined KEPSA and after a year was recruited as KEPSA CEO.
She serves in several the National Council of Administrative Justice (NCAJ) chaired by The Chief Justice of Kenya, the Center for Corporate Governance Board, Advisory Board of School of Economics in Nairobi University, Nailab Board the Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration Board. She has served in several task forces including Parastatals Sector Reforms Appointed by the President in 2013 and others.
She is a member of the Rotary Club of Langata, American Chamber of Commerce in Kenya, Kenya Institute of Management and Institute of Directors. She sits in the Emerging Leaders Foundation (ELF) Board. She is also first senior fellow at ISOKO which is an institute that promotes private enterprise in Africa.
Carole has been recognized with several awards for her role in developing the Business Sector including: the Moran of the Burning Spear (MBS) 2012 and Heads of State Commendation (HSC) 2011 by the former President of Kenya, Top 40 women in Business under 40 years 2012 and 2011 consecutively by the Business Daily, Role in growing sustainable business initiative by UNDP 2006, Role in the UN Global Compact by UNDP 2006, Contribution to society by Nairobi Chapel 2011, Outstanding role in creating public private partnerships for business growth by ILO women entrepreneurship Development 2011. She was voted 2012 extraordinary personality to inspire the future by 80% of the 20,000 students of the entrepreneurship clubs of Kenyan Universities.
Her greatest passion is economic transformation of Kenya and Africa through growth of business to create wealth and employment. Her dream is to see Kenya become the most competitive economy in Africa and beyond.