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HF Group Appoints Prof Mugenda as Its Board Chairperson

by Zablon Ondari
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20211025 115945

Housing Finance (HF) Group has appointed Prof Olive Mugenda as an independent non-executive director and chairperson of its board of directors with effect from 21st October 2021.

She takes over from Dr Steve Omenge Mainda, who retired last year.

Prof Mugenda’s mandate will be to oversee the group’s growth and transformation, specifically its transformation into a full-service bank.

The new chair is a seasoned academic researcher and administrator, specialising in women/girls’ education, research methods, and statistics as well as leadership and governance.

She holds a PhD from Iowa State University, US, Master of Business Administration, Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute (Esami) in Arusha, Master of Science from Iowa University, and Bachelor of Education (First Class Honours), University of Nairobi.

She is the chairperson of the Kenyatta University Teaching and Referral Hospital, a member of the Judicial Service Commission, non-executive director, UBA Kenya Limited, among other top boardroom positions.

She is a former Vice-Chancellor of Kenyatta University, a job she held for over 10 years (2006-2016). During her tenure, the university grew in both stature and financial strength.

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