Our Alumna voted among top 40 under 40

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Muthoni Wachira Kanyana, an alumna of the 2001 graduating class (Bachelor of Commerce – Marketing), has been recognised among the top 40 under 40 women, 2015 by the Business Daily.

The paper, a Nation Media Group publication ran profiles of the top 40 women below the age of 40 on Friday, August 7. Muthoni , 38 was ranked number 18. She was the only other top nominee in the marketing category.

In the profile, the paper recognizes her passion early in life, “A 22-year-old university student walks into an interactive agency, 3mice, to ask for a job after reading the firm’s story in the newspaper. Despite not having yet graduated, she sells herself as the best marketer and lands the job.”

She is currently the head of Marketing, CSR and Sustainability at Imperial Bank where she has been for the last 10 years.

Top 40 under 40 is an annual program that rates top women in Kenya against the criteria of the freshness of the candidate, integrity and their outstanding contribution to Kenya's economy; ingenuity, performance and durability of their projects; multinational reach and above all those who excel in the emerging sectors such as social enterprise.

Muthoni is an accomplished executive with experience in marketing communications, corporate social responsibility and sustainability reporting in the banking industry as well as experience in advertising, handling brands in the FMCG, NGO and service industries. She is a Chartered Marketer from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) and also holds a post-graduate diploma in Marketing from the same institution. Muthoni is passionate about Sustainability and Sustainability Marketing.

Muthoni is also a Founding Trustee of Muwa Foundation; a charity registered in Kenya and the US to provide a platform to develop disadvantaged girls and boys into great leaders in their communities through education and mentorship. She also serves on the Marketing Society of Kenya Council.

In February this year, she gave a talk to CUEA marketing students on building sustainable brands and was also the guest speaker at the finalists’ dinner at KICC in April.

We congratulate Muthoni Kanyana on her great achievement. We are honored to be your Alma Mater.