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Andrew Gichamba Muigai

Andrew is a seasoned entrepreneur, engineer and management consultant.

He currently serves as a Director of KIRDI (Kenya Industrial Research & Development Institute) and chairman of its Research, Technology and Innovation Committee (RTI)

He has extensively been involved with SME support – incubation services especially for product development and certification and provision common manufacturing facilities. He has also given advisory support to SME’s on: business conceptualization and planning; market assessment and product design. He is particularly passionate about SME productivity, quality, process measurements, innovation and adoption of technology. Towards this end, he recently undertook a study tour to learn about the innovation and startup ecosystem in Germany.

Over the years, he gained extensive networks that have helped him understand the Kenyan business, policy and government landscape. In particular, he has served in leadership positions in key public and private sector companies including: National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Water Resources Management Authority (WRMA), Karuri Water Company, Kiambu County Water Company, KIRDI (Kenya Industrial Research & Development Institute), KEPSA (Kenya Private Sector Alliance), EcoTourism Kenya and Kenya Tourism Federation . He has also undertaken extensive training in corporate governance and leadership.