Rita is a captain of the automative industry with over 20 years experience. She joined General Motors East Africa Limited (GMEA) in 1995 as a Direct Sales Executive after which she rose through the ranks holding positions in Kenya and South Africa before she was appointed Managing Director, GMEA in 2011.
Rita has served as a director of several Government entitles including the Privatisation Commission of Kenya, Kenya Roads Board, National Transport & Safety Board, Government Private Sector Liaison Committee together with several private entities such as Governing Council, AA of Kenya, Kenya Vehicle Manufacturers Association, Kenya Private Sector Alliance and Institute of Directors (Kenya) among others.
She is a member of the Governing Council - AA of Kenya, Kenya Association of Manufacturers, Palmhouse Foundation Advisory Board and Chair of the Kenya Motor Industry Association. Rita is a director of the Board of Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat and Kenya Roads Board.
She was appointed to the Board on 9 March 2017.
Lafarge: building better cities
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