Carole Kariuki holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Sociology from the University of Nairobi and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and International Affairs from Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA. She has also pursued several professional courses on Public-Private Sector Dialogue, Global Leadership and Private Sector Development among others.
Carole has a wealth of experience in leadership, having worked for Barclays Bank of Kenya, Nairobi Chapel and the Sagamore Institute for Public Policy Research, Indianapolis – Indiana, where she acted as a liaison between Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) and the institute before formally joining KEPSA. She worked for several years at KEPSA before being appointed KEPSA CEO.
KEPSA is the Apex body of the private sector in Kenya, galvanising the private sector through public-private dialogue and influencing the economic and development agenda of the country and Africa.
She currently serves on several boards, including: Chairperson, Special Economic Zones Authority, Kenya, Board Member, East African Cables PLC, Board Member, Internet Solutions Kenya, Board Member, Harvard University Center for African Studies, Africa Advisory Board, Board of Trustees Member, United States International University–Africa (USIU-Africa), Kenya, Board Member, Business Advocacy Fund, Danish Embassy Kenya; Ambassador, African Women in Business Initiative of the Africa CEO Forum, Paris, Council Member, The National Council of Administrative Justice (NCAJ), Kenya, Advisor, Nailab 3.0 (Nairobi Innovation Lab) Board, Kenya.