Kenyan Women In Their 30’s Running Successful Multi-Million Companies and businesses

  1. Arnolda Shiundu, 34 – Sustainability & Community Engagement Head, Kenya Breweries Limited

Arnolda Shiundu manages Kenya Breweries Limited’s sustainability strategy, policies, and programs as the head of sustainability and community engagement. She has worked with various organizations, including The Koffi Annan Foundation, Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (Agra), Kenya Maritime Authority, Africa Progress Panel (APP), and the Kenya Red Cross Society. Arnolda graduated from Concordia University in Minnesota, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, and Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

  1. Lorna Rutto, 38- Founder, Ecopost

Lorna Rutto is the founder of EcoPost, which recycles plastic waste to manufacture posts for road signage, fencing, furniture, building, and construction support beams. She has won several awards and recognitions, including the Safaricom Youth Entrepreneurship Facility, for her efforts to conserve the environment, create jobs, and uplift communities. Since its establishment in 2009, EcoPost has removed more than 13 million kilograms of plastic waste from the environment.

  1. Yukabeth Kidenda, 31 – Co-Founder & CEO, Tech For Kenya

Yukabeth Kidenda is the CEO of Teach For Kenya, an organization she co-founded to promote quality education for children. She was a leadership facilitator at ALX, an initiative of the African Leadership Group, where she worked with recent college graduates to develop skills and gain real-world experience. Yukabeth also led the adoption of Microsoft’s tools, curriculum, and certifications in over six African countries as a skills program manager. She graduated from Strathmore University and has a passion for education.

  1. Beatrice Gachenge, 37 – Head of Communications, Novartis sub-Saharan Africa

As the head of communications for Novartis sub-Saharan Africa, Beatrice Gachenge is in charge of 46 countries and is the youngest member of the company’s senior leadership team. Beatrice holds an MBA from United States International University Africa and a post-graduate diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK). Before joining Novartis, she managed McKinsey’s External Relations for Africa, was IBM’s Communication Leader for East and West Africa, and was Deloitte East Africa’s Marketing and Communication Manager. She represents Africa on the global committee of the Pan-African and Caribbean Associates at Novartis.

  1. Faith Nkatha Gitonga, 38 – Country Director, Cellulant

Faith Nkatha Gitonga, the Country Director of Cellulant, previously served as the Director for Strategy, Monitoring, and Transformation at Sidian Bank. At Oracle Corporation, she led digital transformation efforts with an eye for public sector contracts. Faith is now tasked with steering the growth of the regional financial technology (fintech) and payments company, Cellulant.

  1. Catherine Chepkong’a, 31 – Financial Controller East African Markets Cluster, British American Tobacco (BAT)

Catherine Chepkong’a is the Financial Controller for the East African Markets Cluster at British American Tobacco (BAT). In addition to her love for the outdoors and gardening, she excels at sifting through financial accounts, internal controls, budgets, audits, and taxes for 15 BAT markets. She graduated from Strathmore University and became the third locally trained chartered accountant in Kenya with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales at the age of 26.

  1. Wanji Ng’ang’a, 35 – Regional Lead East Africa, Shell Foundation

Wanji Ng’ang’a has spent the past decade working in the clean energy industry. She has worked with different off-grid energy companies to eradicate kerosene lamps