Mrs. Mary Kimonye is the Principal Administrative Secretary/Accounting Officer, State Department for Public Service in the Ministry of Public Service Youth and Gender. She is the holder of an MBA and Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Nairobi (UoN).
Mary previously worked as a Lecturer at the University of Nairobi, School of Business for over 20 years and as a Faculty Advisor for Students in Free Enterprise. She was a Consultant and Trainer in the areas of Branding, Marketing, Strategy Development and Customer Care.
In 2007, she served as a Technical Advisor (TA) at the Public Sector Reform Secretariat and was instrumental in implementing Results Based Management (RBM) in Government. In 2009, Mary was appointed as the founder Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Brand Kenya Board where she served until 2015. At the Board she was responsible for initiating and executing programs to improve Kenya’s image and identity locally and internationally. The focus was to market Kenya by enhancing the Country’s visibility and reputation as an investment and tourist destination.
Mary is a two-time winner of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Trainer of the year award, a Fellow of Kenya Institute of Management (KIM), Warrior of Marketing Society of Kenya (MSK) and a member of Chartered Institute of Marketing. She sits in the boards of World Wide Fund for Nature of Kenya (WWF) and the Global Peace Foundation.
In recognition of her distinguished service and contributions to national development, Mrs. Kimonye was awarded the Moran of the Burning Spear (MBS) in 2011 by H.E the President of the Republic of Kenya