Wakiaga picked for global programme
Former Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) chief executive Phyllis Wakiaga has been selected among the 25 global ascent leaders for the prestigious Eisenhower Fellowships (EF).
The selection of Wakiaga for the 2022 Global Fellows Programme attracted more than 1,000 applications from around the world. Wakiaga who is also the chairperson of the Kenya Roads Boards will undertake an intensive leadership development course, which will culminate in a six-week sojourn in the United States where she will engage with industry leaders in her field.
“We are proud to welcome these dynamic leaders to the US to exchange ideas and enhance mutual understanding leading to positive impact in their countries,” said EF President George de Lama. EF brings together innovative leaders from across sectors globally to tackle big challenges meant to improve the world. Each fellow travels on a customized itinerary designed to serve their project goals.
A visible advocate for corporate governance and sustainable development, Wakiaga served for six years as the chairperson of the United Nations Global Compact Network Kenya and was this month appointed by President Kenyatta to chair the Kenya Roads Board.