Alban Mwendar - HR Consultant

Alban has worked in 5 different corporate organizations in different capacities – for a total of 29 years.

Starting off as a Management Trainee in Unilever Kenya (EAI) and grew over 8 years through the ranks as a Personnel Assistant – Industrial Relations, Factory Personnel Manager, Training & Development Manager, and Logistics Sourcing Manager. He moved onto British American Tobacco (BAT) where I worked as Head of Human Resources for 5 years, and was a member of the BAT (Kenya) Executive Committee. He then moved onto Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) in Yr 2000 as the Group HR Director for 4 years, also on the Group’s Executive Committee. He has also been the Group HR Director of East African Breweries Ltd (EABL), a member of the EABL Group Executive, and a Board member of Kenya Breweries Ltd for 7 years. He has been the Group HR Director of Kenya Airways Ltd since 2011 until May 2016.

In Albans working life, he has been exposed to international best practice in the HR function through various workshops, conferences and training sessions incl a Negotiations programme at Harvard Law School. He’s also represented my employer at top level business meetings incl a roundtable UK investors meeting co-chaired by the Kenyan and British Prime Ministers in London in September 2008 (as a member of the Kenyan Prime Minister’s delegation).

In the past, he has served in senior capacities in various bodies eg. in the Institute of HRM (Vice Chairman), Kenya Institute of Bankers (Vice Chairman), Board of Governors Alliance High School, Chairman - Methodist Guest House, Executive Council Member - Agricultural Society of Kenya, etc. He is currently also a Director on the Board of the African Banking Corporation Group.

Alban holds B.Ed. (1st class Hons) and MBA (University of Nairobi) degrees.