Leading public sector organizations is complex. The role has multiple dimensions and the accountabilities are substantial and multifaceted. While the role is critical to the effective and efficient delivery of government services.
As a board chairman, board director, CEO or Senior Executive, you operate in a legislative and policy environment that provides frameworks for agency accountability, governance, management, policy development and service delivery. You are role models for integrity, innovation and performance, as well as advisors to the government of the day.
The environment under which you lead is constantly changing and turbulent, affected by acts of parliament, unpredictable political environment and the fast-changing policies and executive orders coupled with increasingly rapid economic and technological changes.
Leadership in turbulent environments
The Summit Academy
Boards That Lead: When to Take Charge, When to Partner, and When to Stay Out of the Way
Prof. Bitange Ndemo
He is the immediate former Permanent Secretary of Kenya’s Ministry of Information and Communication having served from 2005 to 2013. During his tenure in government, he initiated many transformative projects including infrastructural and development programs, as well as marketing Kenya as a destination for Business Processing Outsourcing.
Prof. Bitange is currently a lecturer on entrepreneurship and research methods at the University of Nairobi’s Business School. Most of his research centers on the link between ICT and small and medium enterprises in Kenya. Prof. spent more than two decades in the classroom and lecture halls with over 20 years of experience lecturing at the university level.
Dr. Salome Gitoho
Salome is currently lead consultant at Lincoln Consulting; a trainer, facilitator and consultant in the areas of Leadership, Corporate Governance, Organizational Development, HR and basic sign language. She has carried out training for diverse teams in Burundi, Cameroon, DRC, Dubai, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania. In addition she is a certified trainer with African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), Management Services for Health (MSH), Centre for Corporate Governance and Professional Trainers Association of Kenya, a Certified MBTI practitioner in Africa and a practicing coach and mentor. She is also a lecturer at the United States International University in Africa (USIU-A) where she teaches Leadership and Management, HR, Introduction to Business, Business Ethics and Values and Cross Cultural Management. She previously worked with The Nairobi Hospital, ICRAF, Green Corner & Twigs, Kenya National Library Services Board and the Ministry of Culture and Social Services (GOK) in various capacities.
Salome holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) in Leadership and Organizational change, an MBA in Strategic Management, a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration, a post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations and is a Certified Public Secretary of Kenya CPS (K) as well as a Certified Professional Mediator (CPM). She is a Trustee of Starehe girls Centre, member HR Technical Committee at Kenya Bureau of Standards, Rotary Representative to UN HABITAT, Fellow – Kenya Institute of Management, Fellow- Institute of Human Resource Management - Kenya, Member Professional Trainers Association of Kenya and the Institute of Directors. She is a past Vice Chair and head of the Human Resource Development Committee –Kenya Institute of Management and has previously served as Country chair - Rotary International and Chair 2018 Rotary UN Day.