Albert Wambugu

New CEO Hand in Hand EA

Albert Wambugu appointed new CEO for Hand in Hand Eastern Africa

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Albert Wambugu
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We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Albert Wambugu as our new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Hand in Hand Eastern Africa.
Albert joined Hand in Hand Eastern Africa in 2012 as Head of HR & Administration, and has served as Deputy CEO since February of this year, when outgoing CEO Pauline Ngari announced her departure. Before joining Hand in Hand Eastern Africa he spent 13 years in senior roles with CIC Group, one of Kenya’s fastest-growing insurance companies, including five years as HR Manager.
“In his time as Deputy CEO, and for five years before that as Head of HR & Administration, Albert has proven he has the knowledge, experience and leadership qualities to drive Hand in Hand Eastern Africa forward,” said Agnes Svensson, Acting Chairman of the Board for Hand in Hand Eastern Africa. “We have every confidence he will take the organisation to new heights.”
Albert’s belief in Hand in Hand Eastern Africa’s mission – fighting poverty with jobs – goes all the way back to childhood. Growing up on the slopes of the Aberdare Mountains in central Kenya, he split his time between school and the family farm – not unlike many of our members’ children today. “It was a very rustic community, but very close,” he says. “Everybody was brought up in the spirit of having to work hard.”
That spirit, combined with a decades-long history of volunteering in his local community, is what led him to Hand in Hand Eastern Africa.
“You cannot fail to see the difference Hand in Hand Eastern Africa makes in the lives of people who are socially and economically excluded,” said Albert. “I am honoured to be appointed CEO. I have faith in the Hand in Hand Eastern Africa team and believe in the transformative power of our model. We shall continuously challenge ourselves to deliver appropriate and innovative interventions in every session with our clients.”

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