Shah, who has been the vice chairman of the lobby, was appointed on Thursday during KEPSA’s Annual General Meeting to take over from Engineer Patrick Obath who had served for four years.
Laila Macharia was appointed as the deputy chairperson of the board.
KEPSA also took the opportunity to launch a new website to increase interaction with members and stakeholders.
The meeting was also used to launch a new logo to reflect the all-inclusive business associations and corporate membership as well as to show the dynamism in KEPSA today.
Speaking during the meeting, the outgoing KEPSA chairman urged for continued participation in ensuring peace prevails in the country to protect and improve the business climate.
Obath emphasised streamlining and appointment of the Micro and Small Enterprise (MSE) Sector board which advocates for the interests of micro entrepreneurs.
“KEPSA had made great strides in the public-private dialogue and had been greatly involved in policymaking through input in Bills and policies,” Obath noted.
The new KEPSA chairman in his remarks noted that the alliance had the rare opportunity in the new government and in the devolved governments to participate in policy making and in alleviating poverty through job creation.
He called on all Business Membership Organisations to participate fully in the advocacy processes.