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Kitili Mbathi appointed chairman Kenya Tourist Board
His Excellency the President Hon. Mwai Kibaki, E.G.H, MP, has appointed Mr. Kitili Mbathi as the Chairman of Kenya Tourist Board (KTB) for the next three years with effect from 28th September 2011.

KTB is the country’s tourism marketing agency and was previously under the chairmanship of former Safaricom CEO, Mr. Michael Joseph who resigned in August 2011. 

Mr. Mbathi has been appointed from the private sector for a three year term. He is the Chairman of CfC Stanbic Financial Services Limited and also the Managing Director of CfC Stanbic Holdings Ltd. 

Mr. Mbathi has previously served as Investment Secretary and Privatization Coordinator in the Ministry of Finance and Planning. 

At the same time, the Hon. Minister for Tourism, Mr. Najib Balala has inaugurated the re-constituted Board of Directors of the Kenya Tourist Board which includes several prominent members of the private sector in the fields of tourism and marketing. 

Mr. Kitili Mbathi - Chairman – KTB Board of Directors
Mr. Kitili Mbathi is the Chairman of the CfC Stanbic Financial Services Limited. He has previously served as Investment Secretary and Privatization Coordinator in the Ministry of Finance and Planning 

Mr. Abdul Samji - Director 
Mr. Abdul Samji is a financial and business consultant based in Mombasa and was prior to his retirement, the Managing Partner at PKF East Africa, a leading consultancy firm. He is also the current Chairman of Diamond Trust Bank. He joined the KTB Board on 18th July 2008 and chaired the Board Finance & Establishment Committee. He was re-appointed to the Board on 19th July 2011 for a second term.  
 
Mr Adam Jillo - Director
Mr. Jillo is based in Nairobi and is the Managing Director of Nature Expeditions, a leading tour firm. He is the current Chairman of the Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO). In addition, he is the Vice-Chair of the Kenya Tourism Federation (KTF) and also a Board Member of Eco-Tourism Kenya. He joined the KTB Board on 8th January 2009.  

Mr Mohan Chandra - Director
Mr. Chandra is the Commercial Director of Kenya Airways. He joined the KTB Board on 27th July 2010.

Mr Mahmoud Jan Mohamed - Director
Mr. Jan Mohamed is the Managing Director of Serena Hotels Ltd.  He was appointed to the KTB Board on 19th July 2011.

Ms Patricia Ithau - Director  
Ms Ithau is the Managing Director, L'Oreal EA Ltd. She was appointed to the KTB Board on 19th July 2011.

Ms. Anne Wanyoike - Director 
Ms Wanyoike is the Managing Director of Charleston Travel Ltd. She was appointed to the KTB Board on 19th July 2011.

Mr. John Cleave - Director  
Mr. Cleave is based in Mombasa and is the Chairman of Mombasa Air Safari Ltd. He was appointed to the KTB Board on 19th July 2011.

The Managing Director, Kenya Wildlife Service  - Ex Officio Director
The Managing Director – KWS was appointed by Gazette Notice on 5th August 2011 to the KTB Board w.e.f 19th July 2011. The MD KWS has been a long serving member of the KTB Board.

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism - Ex Officio Director
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism sits on the KTB Board as an ex-officio member and is usually represented at meetings by Ms. Anne Musau.  

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance - Ex Officio Director
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance (Treasury) sits on the KTB Board as an ex-officio member and is represented by an alternate member, Mr. James Tuamwari.  

Permanent Secretary, Office of the President - Ex Officio Director
The Permanent Secretary, Office of the President sits on the KTB Board as an ex-officio member and is represented by an alternate member, Mr. Shadrack Mwadime.  

Mr Muriithi Ndegwa - Managing Director
Mr. Muriithi Ndegwa is the Managing Director since 21st October 2009 and sits on the Board Marketing Committee and the Board Finance & Establishment Committee. He also attends all meetings of the Board Audit Committee by invitation.

Inspectorate of State Corporations
The Inspectorate of State Corporations, represented by the Inspector-General or his appointee is invited to all meetings of the Board and Board Committees and are entitled to receive all notices of meetings and board papers and may attend if they deem it necessary. Currently, the Inspector-General is represented on the KTB Board by Mr. Gerald Mwangi.

Mr Allan Njoroge - Secretary
Mr. Allan Njoroge is the Secretary to the Board.


 
 

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