Polycarp Igathe named as guest speaker at British Chamber of Commerce Kenya networking breakfast

Polycarp Igathe
Polycarp Igathe. Photo: Sharon Mwaniki (CC BY-SA 4.0)

The British Chamber of Commerce Kenya have organised a networking breakfast for its members on 7th May 2019 at the Capital Club in Nairobi.

Guest speaker will be Kenyan businessman, politician, corporate executive and Managing Director for Equity Bank Kenya Ltd Polycarp Igathe who will be discussing the current business environment in the country.

Prior to his current role, 46-year-old Mr Igathe served as the Bank’s Chief Commercial Officer between May and September 2018. 

Straight out of the University of Nairobi in 1995, Igathe was employed in Australia as a finance officer at Queensland Health in Australia. He returned to Kenya a year and a half later and took up employment with Coca-Cola, where he worked until 2000. He then joined Africa Online as a sales and marketing manager before being hired by Kenya Breweries Limited, working as sales operations manager and then as marketing manager. Prior to joining Vivo Energy Kenya in 2003, he worked as the Managing Director at Haco Industries for ten years.

Igathe chaired the Kenya Association of Manufacturers, from 2012 until 2014, and the Petroleum Institute of East Africa, from 2014 until 2016. He has also served as Director and Trustee of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (2014-2016) and as Chairman and member of the Board of Management of Bishop Gatimu Ngandu Girls High School since 2010.

The President of Kenya appointed Mr  Igathe to chair the Anti-Counterfeit Agency in 2015, where he served for a year. He was then appointed Chairman Special Economic Zones Authority of Kenya in October 2016

On a Jubilee Party ticket, he was elected as the second Deputy Governor of Nairobi County in the 2017 Kenyan general elections. Prior to this he served as Managing Director Vivo Energy Kenya Kenya,before resigning in May 2017, to run for office.He resigned as Deputy Governor of Nairobi County on 31 January 2018.

Tickets for the meeting cost Ksh 3,000 for members and Ksh 4,000 for non members which includes a breakfast buffet, tea and coffee.

For more information and how to book your place, please click here.

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