Terry Ramadhani, a Professional Management Services and Corporate Re-engineering expert, has officially taken over as the new Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa) Chief Executive Officer.
Ramadhani assumed office on Monday, 23rd May after she was appointed by the Kemsa Board of Directors.
She replaces John Kabuchi, who has been serving in the acting capacity.
Speaking after a familiarisation tour of Kemsa’s Commercial Street offices, Ramadhani said would maintain a consultative management approach and foster partnerships with all stakeholders.
Ramadhani lauded Kemsa staff and operating stakeholders for being committed to transforming the agency into an effective Health Products and Technologies supply agency.
“I have taken over as the CEO of Kemsa, and I am conscious of the immense duty and responsibility ahead. I intend to accelerate the pace of reforms through a consultative, results-focused management approach with all our stakeholders from staff, suppliers, donor partners and clients,” Ramadhani said.
For his part, Kabuchi confirmed that Kemsa had made positive reform steps to ensure it is more effective and boasts of reduced order turnaround time (TAT) from 46 days in February to 14 days at the end of April and seeks to shorten it further.
“In Ms Ramadhani, the Kemsa Board is confident that the organisational transformation agenda will be sustained and professionally executed. The Board is united in its resolve to facilitate the proper positioning of Kemsa as an effective Health Products and Technologies (HPTs) supply chain provider in the local public health space,” said Kemsa board Chairperson Mary Mwadime while announcing Ramadhani’s appointment last week.