Alban Mwendar (1964) a Kenyan with B.Ed. (1st class Hons) and MBA (University of Nairobi) degrees.
He worked in 5 different corporate organizations in different capacities – for a total of 29 years.
He started 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 year 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 was Group HR Director of Kenya Airways Ltd since 2011 until May 2016.

In my working life, I have 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. Have 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, I have 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. I am currently also a Director on the Board of the African Banking Corporation Group.
I love watching sports (rugby, soccer, athletics and motorsports), cooking and singing in a choir.