Carole Kariuki

Carole Kariuki holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Sociology from the University of Nairobi and a Masters Degree in Public Administration and International Affairs from Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA. She has also pursued several professional courses on Public-Private Sector Dialogue, Global Leadership and Private Sector Development among others.

Ms. Kariuki has a wealth of experience in leadership having worked for Barclays Bank of Kenya, Nairobi Chapel and Sagamore Institute for Public Policy Research, Indianapolis – Indiana, where she acted as a liaison between Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) and the institute before formally joining KEPSA. She worked for several years at KEPSA before being appointed KEPSA CEO.

Ms. Kariuki is credited for transforming KEPSA from a little known Business Institution to one of the most influential institutions in Kenya and Globally. KEPSA is the Apex body of the private sector in Kenya, galvanising the private sector through public-private dialogue and influencing the economic and development agenda of the country and Africa.

She currently serves in several boards including: 

  • Chairperson, Special Economic Zones Authority Kenya Board Member

  • East African Cables PLCBoard Member

  • Internet Solutions KenyaBoard Member

  • Harvard University Center for African Studies

  • Africa Advisory BoardBoard of Trustees Member

  • United States International University–Africa (USIU-Africa)

  • Kenya Board Member Business Advocacy Fund

  • Danish Embassy KenyaCouncil Member

  • The National Council of Administrative Justice (NCAJ) KenyaAdvisor

  • Nailab 3.0 (Nairobi Innovation Lab) Board Kenya Board Member

  • Women in Business Initiative of the Africa CEO Forum, Paris