Mutahi Kahiga, Nyeri County Governor on Friday appointed Dr. Caroline Wanjiru Karugu (ABD) as Nyeri’s deputy governor. Dr. Caroline Karugu who hails from Nyaribo, Kiganjo-Mathari Ward in Nyeri Town Constituency , was born on November 28, 1978.
She is the Chief Executive of Jabali Microserve Ltd, a commercial subsidiary of Jitegemee Trust, an organization dealing with Social Investments. Before then she was the Group Senior Investor Relations Manager of Britam.
Before joining Britam in October 2013, Caroline worked for the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) as the Investor Relations and Communications Manager.
According to Kahiga, Carol has over 15 years’ experience in the regional capital markets and financial services industry. She has held various leadership positions in various organizations.
At the NSE, Caroline was the pioneering Country Manager of the Securities Industry Training Institute (SITI), an East African securities training organization with the mandate of deepening knowledge within the capital markets participants.
She was also in charge of external affairs and government relations for the East African Stock Exchanges Association (EASEA). While working at the NSE, Caroline participated in the listing of several companies, rights issues, bond offers and private placement projects since 2002.
While working as the Corporate Affairs and Marketing Manager of the Kenya Union and Saving Cooperatives KUSCCO, Carol made outstanding contribution to the Kenyan Cooperative movement where she spearheaded efforts of organizing young people to form SACCOs.
In 2010, she won the prestigious World Young Credit Union Professionals (WYCUP) award sponsored by the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) in the United States.
This global award is given to the top 5 individuals who have made significant contributions to their credit union system and have the potential to make a global impact.
In recognition of her leadership capabilities, Caroline was among the private sector professionals recently appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta, to take up a board position in the Geothermal Development Company where she chairs the Board Technical and Strategy Committees and has spearheaded the restructuring of the State Corporation.
Caroline holds a Bachelors of Commerce Double Major Degree in (Business Administration and Marketing) from Daystar University and a Global Executive MBA (Strategy) from USIU- A in partnership with the Frankfurt School of Finance in Germany.
She is currently a candidate for a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Degree in Finance at USIU-A in collaboration with the Columbia Business School in New York.
Her name has been forwarded to the County Assembly of Nyeri, pending vetting and approval by the assembly members.
"I have faith that together with Dr. Caroline Karugu, with her wealth of experience and expertise, we will transform our beloved County of Nyeri to greater heights. Help me congratulate the incoming Deputy Governor Dr Caroline Wanjiru Karugu," said Kahiga.