CHAIRMAN GOVERNING COUNCIL

Professor Francis Ndungu Kibera is a founder member of Komothai Professional and Business People As Association. He has over thirty (30) Years experience as an academician, researcher, and consultant in business management, and as a community service provider in Komothai and other regions of the country. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Toronto, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Alberta, both in Canada, and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of East Africa (University College Nairobi).

He is currently a Professor of Strategic Marketing and Management, Customer Care and Institutional Capacity Building. He is also the Chairman, Governing Council of Gretsa University, Thika: Managing director, Promin Consultants Ltd; Varsileo Enterprises; Chairman, Muchara Enterprises Ltd; and Chairman, Gender and Youth Social-Economic Transformation Initiative (GYSETI). He served as Chairman of Kenya Accounts and Secretaries National Examinations Board (KASNEB) from 1998 to 2007; Principle, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Nairobi from 1997 to 2002; and Director, Central Bank of Kenya from 1998 to 2002.

Professor Kibera is the first East African to hold a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree in Marketing and also the first Full Professor of Strategic Marketing in East Africa. As the Chairman of the University Management Board (UMB) Committee on Income Generating Activities (IGAs), he played a pivotal role in the establishment of parallel (Module II) degree programmes at the University of Nairobi. The programmes were subsequently adopted by other public and private Universities in Kenya and beyond.

He was bestowed the Distinguished Leadership Award by American Biographical Institute and awarded Order of Grand Warrior of Kenya (OGW) in the year 2000. He is a Fellow of Institute of Marketing Society of Kenya (ICSPK), Fellow of Kenya Institute of Management (KIM), Fellow of Marketing Society of Kenya, Fellow of American Biographic Institute (FABI), Member of Kenya National Academy of Sciences, and member of International Institute of Marketing Professionals.

Prof. Kibera is the author of the books entitled ‘Fundamentals of Marketing, an African Perspective’ and ‘introduction to Business, a Kenyan Perspective’.

Guiding Philosophy

Prof. Kibera believes in building our Nation and World by investing in people. His worst fear is the lack of integrity and tolerance by Kenyan people in particular and the world in general.

He continues to inspire the Gretsa University staff. Recently, he held a team building workshop where he offered the following insights in his introduction ‘Enhancing Corporate performance at Gretsa University’.

Managers, irrespective of the type and size of their organizations, are expected to judiciously combine human, financial, material and non-material resources in order to achieve pre-determined goals.

These resources are normally scarce to needs and wants.

Innovative leaders and managers must therefore be concerned with both efficiency and effectiveness in the utilization of the limited resources.

Gretsa University is Proud to have him spearhead the Governing Council.