From law to the corporate world, this is Phyllis Wakiaga

Phyllis Wakiaga is the CEO of Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM).

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What you need to know:

  • It is now close to seven years since Phyllis Wakiaga took over the leadership of KAM.
  • With the launch of Women in Manufacturing (WiM) program in 2017, business court user committees, uKAMilifu and sustainability initiatives, she counts as one of the women in Kenya driving inclusivity and diversity in the manufacturing sector.
  • Ms Wakiaga is a trained lawyer whose heart was always in the corporate world.

I meet Phyllis Wakiaga on a Tuesday a few minutes past noon. She has just returned from a benchmark tour for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) at Bio Food Products in Industrial Area, Nairobi County.

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