AECC Board Member, Head of talent for Vodafone Africa and Head of Department – Human Resources at Safaricom
Mary Waceke Muia is an Inspirational and Transformational Leader with recognized expertise in Organization Design & Development, Strategy formulation & Execution, Business Transformation, Change & Performance Management and HR. She is an expert on Gender, Diversity& Inclusion and Facilitator on unconscious bias, Future fluency and
cultural intelligence. She has successfully led several Business & Culture Transformations both in Private and Public sector. She has worked for a Multinational oil company both in Kenya & regionally, was Head of Performance & Change in Kengen ,a public utility company where she created innovative frameworks for strategy execution & culture
Her last role was HR Director Central Bank of Kenya. She has overseen diverse Business Change Projects from Business process re-engineering, Job Evaluation, Automation rollout & ICT upgrades, and sustainability efforts focused on triple ‘P’ (People, Profit and Planet) bottom line and was a HR advisor in a Merger of 2 Multinationals. Currently she is a management consultant, a Life, Business and Leadership Coach, a facilitator on Unconscious Bias, and seats in the panel of Leadership faculty and Coaches for global institutions.
She is also undertaking her PHD in Governance & Management, at Wangari, Maathai Institute, University of Nairobi.
She is a Mechanical Engineer and holds a Masters of Arts in Environmental management with Focus on Sustainable
Development. She is an accredited Executive Coach from the Academy of Executive Coaching –UK and Pacific
Institute USA, a Certified Master Professional in Balance Score Card from George Washington University, a Certified Change Expert by Prosci USA, Certified Project management Professional with Prince II UK, Certified Public Secretary Kasneb Kenya, is also an alumnus of Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Strathmore Business School. She has HR, Pension Schemes Trustee and Corporate Governance Certifications. She has been a Board Member of Energy Regulatory Commission, Insurance Regulatory Authority, Board Chair and was founder member of Association of Change Management Professional in Africa-ACMP Africa and Gazelle Fountain & a member of the UNwep Leadership Group.
She has been among the Top 40 under 40 successful women in Kenya, Overall Winner in ‘Rising Stars Awards’ 2014
-service category in Private and Public Sector. She sat on the panel of Judges for the prestigious AABLA (All Africa
Business Leaders Awards) by CNBC & Forbes Africa for 2 years, was chief judge for East Africa and is a highly sort
after C-Suite Executive coach. She is also a global coach with Cartier Women Initiative Awards & United nations.
Waceke is an Adjunct Faculty of Executive Business Schools. She is a much sought after speaker, and Moderator at
Local and International forums including the UN agencies’ retreats and UN Annual Women Empowerment Principles (UNwep) in New York. She facilitates race and racism dialogues, consensus & clarity building on complex issues and stakeholder sessions Waceke is very passionate in championing Diversity & Inclusion, challenging unconscious bias and working with organizations to embed contextualized & customized sustainability frameworks and offers training on the same. Her framework incorporates best practices in Governance, Leadership & management, culture, and SDGs.
She is the founder of WOBI – Women On Boards Initiative, which seeks to create awareness and encourage organizations to intentionally grows more women Leaders. As a Leader I believe, “I have the competency, inspiration, discipline and the courage to drive broad-based social Change and Sustainability initiatives that enhance Governance, Inclusion, Social, Economic and Environmental justice. We must contribute to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through individual and collective choices in a way that creates a more Sustainable, Just, Fair and Equal world”.