Dr. Catherine Ngahu

Dr. Catherine NgahuIndependent Non Executive Director

Dr. Ngahu is the Founder and Executive Chairman of SBO Research a leading Marketing Research and Training company ranked no 8 in the Top 100 Midsize Companies Awards 2011. She is a recognized research consultant and educator in Marketing, Business Strategy and leadership.  In this area of expertise, she has consulted for a wide range of public and private sector organization in financial services, communications, fast-moving-consumer-goods, and energy sectors for over eighteen years. She has also handled many consulting assignments for international agencies including the World Bank Group and United Nations.

Catherine has been a senior lecturer in Marketing Strategy and Consumer Behaviour at the University of Nairobi, School of Business for many years and was awarded Marketing Warrior by MSK in 2008. She holds a Bachelor of Education 1st class honor’s and MBA from University of Nairobi. She studied entrepreneurship as a Business Research Fellow at the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania; and studied Value-based leadership under the African Leadership Initiative program of the Aspen Leadership Institute. She has also studied Corporate Governance with the Institute of Directors Kenya and IOD UK, and holds the International Certificate in Company Directorship from IOD, UK. Catherine has published widely in the areas of marketing strategy, quality management, customer service issues, and technology policy.

Catherine has varied board experience having served in various boards over the years. Currently, she is the Chairman of Kenya ICT Board (a state corporation) and member of the Boards of KCA University and Moran Publishers. She previously served in the Boards of Kenya Women Finance Trust, InvesteQ Capital, Suntra Investment Bank and KASNEB Syllabus Committee. She was a member of the governing council of Marketing Society of Kenya and Marketing and Social Research Association (MSRA).

She was awarded the Elder of the Order of the Burning Spear (EBS) by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Kenya for devoted service.