Gitau Wamukui – Managing Consultant: BSc ( Biological Sciences ) , Dip Leather Science , Dip Business Management , Dip Occupational Health and Safety .
Gitau has substantial and wide consultancy experience in a varied of areas since 2004. He is a registered EIA Expert – Rwanda Environmental Management Authority (REMA), Rwanda since July 2010, QMS Lead Auditor in ISO 9001 – 2000 Certificate No 4406 and a Lead Audit Expert registered National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA), Kenya.
Amongst the sectors that he has worked in include the manufacturing (Food Processing, Coffee and Tea sectors, Dairy, Brick Production), the Service Industry (Hotels, and Hospital), Mining (Clay, Peat and Coltan Mining ) and International Agencies and consulting firms (UNIDO,GTZ, Karisimbi Partners, Green Leaf Environmental Trust, South Africa.). Gitau has gained work experience in Kenya and in the region having worked for a regional UNIDO project and being based in Rwanda for the last Five years.
He has worked in the leather and leather related Industry since 1992 where he rose from a Supervisor for a tannery in Kenya to being a CEO of a Tannery in Rwanda. He has wide experience of the Leather and Environmental sector in the Eastern and Southern Africa region having worked as Regional Project Coordinator for UNIDO/ESALIA leather project in Cleaner Production application in the leather sector in the region.
Gitau has a lot of training Experience and has participated in and organized several regional leather forums and trainings. He has also been a trainer /resource person for the short Courses Training in EIA and Environmental Audits, Cleaner Production, Safety Audits at the Institute Environmental and Energy (IEET), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology, Juja, Kenya.
Gitau’s areas of focus are: ISO Consultations and Training, EIA studies and Environmental Audits, Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), Cleaner Production and Resource Efficiency. Project Development, Management and in the undertaking of Feasibility studies.
Kenneth Ndungu Kamau : Lead Consultant BSc, MA, MBA
Kenneth has over 14 years experience in the field of manufacturing. He is a Lead Auditor in ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems and ISO 22000 Food Safety Management Systems. He is also a Lead Audit Expert registered and licensed by National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) to practice as per section 68 and 69 of National Environment Management Coordination Act (EMCA, 1999) and the Environmental Regulations, 2003 (Legal Notice No.101). He has undertaken a wide range of EIA studies and Environmental Audits in various sectors including: manufacturing, Housing, Hospitality, Power generation, Slaughterhouse amongst others.
Kenneth has a wide experience in the implementation of the ISO systems to organization , in the areas of Productivity and Production Management and has been instrumental ( as Team Leader) in the installations of various systems in various organizations that he has worked e.g. Tetra Pak , IberAfrica , Beverage Services Kenya Ltd( Coca Cola ) and Nutro Manufacturing EPZ LTD.
Kenneth’s areas of focus are : ISO consultation , EIA and Environmental Audits.
Ruth Njambi Nganga - Consultant
Qualifications : Advance Diploma, Accident & Emergency Nursing and Disaster management, Aga Khan University, Nairob Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety, PRIA Education, New Delhi India, Diploma, General Nursing, Medical Training College, Nairobi, Diploma, Psychiatric Nursing, Medical Training College, Nairobi.
Ruth has more that than 20 years nursing experience, specifically emergency nursing and disaster management. She has also more than four years as an avid Safety Coordinator. Skilled in easily building rapport with individuals from diverse cultures. A dynamic team leader, able to bring energy and enthusiasm to motivate team members to achieve potentials and meet objectives. She is a highly organized manager and coach; able to quickly assess needs and provide tools to resolve difficulties, enhance learning, and improve performance.
Areas of focus : Occupational Health and Safety , Emergency and Disaster Management.
Muthoni Muturi – Associate Consultant: MBA- Strategic Management
Keys areas of professional competence
- Project Management – Design, coordination and implementation, Technical and Financial Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation. The projects have focused on mainly the rural poor with a view to increasing their incomes thus alleviating poverty at the primary producer level
- Public policy analysis and development, implementation and evaluation;
- Policy advocacy and proposed creation of conducive working environment for the productive sectors through policy
- Trade development consulting, including international best practice benchmarking;
- Entrepreneurship Development – Focus on SMEs in areas of Sub-contracting, cluster development, capacity building
- Group formation – Formation of cohesive working groups focusing them on economic empowerment and other social aspects with intended outputs of poverty alleviation and food security of the rural poor
- Undertaking studies on trade development issues, tariffs, value chain analysis, resource mobilization and fundraising
- Organization and moderation of workshops
Sector Focus: Service and Leather Sector
Experience : Over 20 years in the areas of project Design , coordination and management , policy Advocacy and Entrepreneurship Development , 15 of the years in the Leather Sector