Meet Sanda Ojiambo

Sanda Ojiambo is CEO and Executive Director at United Nations Global Compact.She is the first black woman to hold this position.She is a Kenyan.

Prior to her appointment to head the UN Global Compact, Sanda sat on the board of directors for these companies;Kenya Investment Authority (KIA), a parastatal, Gender Violence Recovery Centre, an NGO that provides services to survivors of gender violence,Global Development Incubator, an international social enterprise aiming to drive the adoption of technology for development and  Care Pay Limited, a health payments company.

She also serves as a board of governor at Mpesa Foundation Academy.

In 2010, she was appointed Head of Sustainable Business and Social Impact at Safaricom. Sanda led the Corporate Responsibility Department that coordinates the integration of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), sustainability reporting, technology for development products and the Safaricom and MPESA Foundations.

In 2008, Sanda joined Safaricom PLC, the largest telecommunications company in Kenya. There she started out as the Senior Manager of Safaricom and MPESA Foundations. In that capacity, she led the implementation of several public-private partnership initiatives between Safaricom and the United Nations organizations.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and International Development obtained from McGill University, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Her degree of Masters of Arts in Public Policy was obtained from the University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis.

Sanda, we are proud of you!!


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