July 10, 2024

AICCI Appoints Diana Anyango Kolek as Kenya Chapter Deputy CEO

AICCI Appoints Diana Anyango Kolek as Kenya Chapter Deputy CEO

The Africa International Chamber of Commerce & Industry (AICCI) is delighted to announce the appointment of Diana Anyango Kolek as the Kenya Chapter Deputy CEO, effective July 10th, 2024. Diana brings a wealth of experience and a deep passion for business development, strategy, and community leadership to this esteemed position.

A Multifaceted Leader

Diana Anyango Kolek is a distinguished business coach, strategy consultant, conference moderator, speaker, and transformational trainer. She is also a devoted Christian, daughter, wife, and mother of two. Her extensive background in business development, strategy planning, implementation and evaluation, product development, negotiation, and partnership management makes her a valuable asset to AICCI.

Professional Journey

Diana’s professional journey is marked by her dedication to helping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and mid-sized businesses achieve clarity of purpose, evoke their brilliance, and create powerful sales systems. She focuses on developing systems and structures that drive businesses to profitability, sustainability, scalability, and prosperity.

  • CEO of Women in Business Community Network (2022 – 2024): Diana served as the CEO and a board member of this influential network, supporting women entrepreneurs across various industries.
  • Director of Kenpoise Management Services LTD (2021 – 2023): Here, she extended her expertise to an affiliate of Poise Nigeria, helping businesses refine their strategic goals.
  • Founder and Lead Consultant at Evoke Global Enterprise Limited (2016 – Present): Through Evoke Global, Diana has provided strategic consulting and coaching to numerous businesses, fostering growth and innovation.
  • Credit Control Officer and Student Accountant at United States International University (USIU) (2006 – 2015): Her tenure at USIU provided her with a solid foundation in finance and credit management.

Educational Background

Diana’s robust academic background complements her professional experience:

  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A) in Strategic Management from United States International University.
  • Certification in Business Strategy from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business (USA).
  • B.Sc. Degree in Information Systems and Technology from United States International University.
  • Additional certifications in Credit Management and Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation.

Media Presence

Diana has been featured on various mainstream media platforms including Family Radio, Spice FM, Radio Legion, Switch TV, Nation Newspaper, and The Standard Newspaper. Her insights on business strategy and development have made her a sought-after voice in the industry.

Commitment to Community and Leadership

Diana’s commitment to community development and leadership is evident through her involvement in numerous organizations:

  • International Partner – Kenya for the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF), affiliated with the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI).
  • Board Member in charge of Strategy at Women in Business Network, supporting over 1.2 million members across 47 counties.
  • Moderator and Mentor with Africa’s Leading Ladies, a Facebook group with over 400,000 women members.
  • Selection panelist for the MasterCard program in collaboration with USIU and the 10,000-women program sponsored by Goldman Sachs.

Vision for AICCI Kenya

As the Deputy CEO of AICCI Kenya, Diana will leverage her expertise to strengthen the Chamber’s initiatives, promote economic growth, and foster sustainable business practices. Her vision includes:

  • Enhancing support for SMEs and mid-sized businesses through tailored coaching and strategy development.
  • Facilitating partnerships and linkages that drive innovation and market expansion.
  • Promoting cultural exchange and collaboration between African and global businesses.

Diana’s appointment is a testament to her outstanding leadership and dedication to business excellence. The AICCI is confident that her contributions will significantly impact the business landscape in Kenya and beyond.

Looking Ahead

The AICCI looks forward to the positive changes Diana Anyango Kolek will bring to the organization. Her leadership, experience, and passion for business development are expected to propel AICCI Kenya towards new heights of success and influence.

Stay tuned for upcoming initiatives and events spearheaded by Diana as she embarks on this exciting journey with the AICCI.

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