Ms. Phyllis Wakiaga

Phyllis Wakiaga is the Senior Advisor, Industrialisation Practice; Private Sector Development at Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, and former Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), one of Kenya’s leading business membership organizations representing manufacturing and value industries. She is a dynamic, results oriented legal professional with a strong track record in public policy formulation, stakeholder relations, human capital management, resource mobilization, financial oversight and corporate governance. Prior to her appointment, Phyllis was the Head of Policy Research and Advocacy Unit at Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM). The Unit provides the overall direction in the policy and advocacy work of the Association.

Phyllis represents KAM on the Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI), Anti Counterfeit Agency (ACA), COMESA Business Council and is a member of the Kenya Consumer Protection Advisory Committee (KECOPAC). She is also the Chair of the Kenya Water Industrial Alliance and a Director at KENGEN. Before joining KAM she was the Manager for Government and Industry Affairs at Kenya Airways where she was a key member of the Government of Kenya delegations negotiating bilateral air services agreements and was responsible for building and maintaining Government and Industry relations. She was a member of the East African Community Facilitation Team that ensured improvements across all airports in East Africa. She previously worked at Otieno Omuga and Ouma Advocates.

Phyllis is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and holds a Masters in International Trade and Investment Law at the University of Nairobi, Masters in Business Administration from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Nairobi, Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law, a and a Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management from the Institute of Human Resources Management Kenya.