Benard Ambasa, Head of HR, Kenya - Tullow Oil

Benard has a Bachelor of Education (Arts) Honours Degree from Kenyatta University, and a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology from United States International University, in Nairobi. He also has a Higher Diploma in Human Resources Management from the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM), Nairobi. I am a trained and Certified Trainer of Trainers (TOT), a Certified Safety, Health & Environment Professional.

Previously, he was the Assistant Director, HR Human Resource Business Partner, Policy & Regulation Division in the Central Bank of Kenya. Prior to joining Central Bank, I was the Group Human Resources Manager for Sovereign Group Limited, which is an investment Group with portfolios spanning various strategic sectors of the Kenyan economy including but not limited to mining, security, hospitality, horticulture/floriculture, manufacturing, insurance, agriculture, media, trade and real estate. It is in Sovereign Group that I successfully conducted organization restructuring through HR intervention.

Benard is passionate about people development and has a host of young and middle level professionals in HR and other professions that he is mentoring. Benard actively participate in a number of community initiatives namely: Convener of Career Speakers Forum; Patron of former Primary School; Chair of a local Church Development Committee; Vice Chair of a local Bursary Fund Initiative among others.