Mercy Wanjau, MBS

Education

Kenya School of Government Certificate, Senior Management Course No. 152/2022 May 2022 – Jun 2022
Strathmore Business School, Kenya Advanced Management Programme (AMP) Jan 2012 – Dec 2012
University of Westminster, London, UK Postgraduate Certificate, Regulation of Telecommunications in Developing and Transitional Economies Jan 2001 – Dec 2001
University of Cape Town, South Africa Master of Laws, LLM, (Advanced Corporate Law and Tax) Jan 1998 – Dec 1998
University of Nairobi, Kenya Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Hons Nov 1990 – Dec 1995
Ngandu Girls High School, Kenya KCSE Jan 1986 – Nov 1989

Work Experience

Executive

Communications Authority of Kenya Director, Legal Services and Corporation Secretary Oct 2021 – Present
Communications Authority of Kenya Ag. Director General Aug 2019 – Sep 2021
Communications Authority of Kenya Director, Legal Services and Corporation Secretary Mar 2019 – May 2020
Communications Authority of Kenya Ag. Director, Legal Services and Corporation Secretary Jan 2018 – Feb 2019
United Nations, International Telecommunication Union, Switzerland Regulatory Specialist (International Secondment) Jul 2005 – Jun 2006
Communications Authority of Kenya Assistant Director, Regulatory and Governance Dec 2002 – Dec 2017
Communications Commission of Kenya Senior Legal Officer Jan 2001 – Dec 2002
PricewaterhouseCoopers, Kenya Legal and Tax Consultant Dec 1999 – Dec 2000
Kirundi and Company Senior Legal Associate Jan 1999 – Nov 1999
KPMG, South Africa Junior Consultant Jan 1998 – Dec 1998
Muthoga Gaturu & Company Legal Associate Feb 1997 – Jan 1998

Non-Executive

The Institute of Certified Secretaries Council Member Jun 2017 – Jun 2020
ICT Board (Now ICT Authority) Non Executive Director Nov 2009 – Feb 2013
Multimedia University of Kenya Council Member (Alternate to the Director General, Communications Commission of Kenya) Nov 2008 – Mar 2013

Licenses & Certifications

CDI-Africa Coaching Group Certified Professional Coach (CPC) May 2020 – Present
Mediation Training Institute at Eckerd College Certified Professional Mediator Nov 2017 – Present
The Institute of Certified Secretaries Accredited Governance Auditor Feb 2017 – Present
Centre for Corporate Governance Certificate in Corporate Governance Oct 2006 – Present
The Institute of Certified Secretaries Member May 1997 – Present
Law Society of Kenya Member Feb 1997 – Present

Honours

The President of Kenya Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear, MBS Dec 2020
Eisenhower Fellowships Eisenhower Fellowship for International Leadership Mar 2006

Community Service

SOS Children's Villages Member of the Board Of Trustees Apr 2016 – Present

Skills

  • Policy
  • Strategic Planning
  • Corporate Governance
  • Thought Leadership
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Team Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Team Management
  • Corporate Law
  • Leadership

Languages

  • English
  • Kiswahili
  • French
  • Kikuyu

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