Kenyan lands top UN job in New York

September 26, 2014 10:17 am
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The announcement was made on Thursday from the United Nations headquarters in New York. Photo/FILE.
The announcement was made on Thursday from the United Nations headquarters in New York. Photo/FILE.
NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 26- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Carole Wainaina as Assistant Secretary-General for Human Resources Management.

The announcement was made on Thursday from the United Nations headquarters in New York.

Wainaina replaces Catherine Pollard who takes over as Assistant Secretary-General for the General Assembly and Conference Management.

She earlier served at various senior management positions at the UN and has a wealth of experience from both local and international organizations, which include human resources strategy, leadership development, change management and driving organisational transformation.

48-year-old, Wainaina holds a Bachelor of Business Degree from the University of Southern Queensland in Australia, majoring in Human Resources Management and Marketing.

She has previously worked at the Coca-Cola Company as Group Human Resources Director, Europe and held various progressively responsible positions, also at The Coca-Cola Company based in Turkey, the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Kenya.

She started her career as a Management Consultant at Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Kenya and has served as the Special Assistant to the Director of the Kenya Wildlife Service.

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