Terry Ramadhani Kiunge has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) with immediate effect. She takes over from John Kabuchi, who served in an acting capacity.
In a press statement, KEMSA board said Kiunge emerged on top of other applicants in the recruitment process that began in March.
Kiunge has served in various capacities as a Human Resource practitioner for over 19 years. Before transitioning to KEMSA, she served as the Aga Khan University Director Academy HR and Global Change. She also had a stint in the President’s Delivery Unit where she worked as a Senior Director, overseeing the implementation of the national government’s Health projects. Kiunge also previously served as a KEMSA Board Member.
She is a certified project management professional and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. She has also held several strategic and leadership positions in the public and private health sectors.
Kiunge holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Liverpool, Adaptive Leadership Certification from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Bachelor of Education from Kenyatta University.
Troubled KEMSA now gets to have a substantive CEO since the departure of Jonah Manjari who was suspended in March last year along with other senior directors to enable investigations into claims of corruption in Covid-19 procurements.
Manjari was replaced by Edward Njoroge in an acting capacity. Njoroge did not last long as he was replaced by Kabuchi in December last year.