Mbuvi Ngunze


BComm, FCA (England and Wales) 

Mbuvi started his career in Audit and Consultancy working for Price Waterhouse in the UK and Kenya (1990-98), and then for Lafarge in various positions (1998-2011).


At Lafarge, he was first Finance Director for Bamburi Cement in Kenya, Managing Director Hima Cement in Uganda, VP Group Internal Communications at the Lafarge HQ in Paris, and GM Mbeya Cement Tanzania. He then joined Kenya Airways (2011-2017) as Chief Operating Officer, before his appointment as Group Managing Director and CEO.

He is currently a part time Senior Advisor- Strategy and Operations for Catalyst Principal Partners, an Eastern Africa focused PE fund, where he spends his time driving operational excellence and mentoring executives. He re-joined the Board of Bamburi Cement as a non-Executive Director, and is Chairman of both the Safarilink Aviation Limited and Sustainable Power Solutions (a Pan African solar company) Boards. As part of his paying it forward, Mbuvi sits on the Board of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, the foremost conservancy organisation in Kenya as Vice Chairman, and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Board of Northern Rangeland Trust. He is also Chair of the Board of St Andrews School Turi, Chair of the Kenya Association of Air Operators, and provides mentorship to scale up entrepreneurs with Endeavor Kenya.

He has previously served on the Boards of Bamburi Cement, Hima Cement, Mbeya Cement, (all Lafarge majority owned companies), and served as Secretary to the East African Cement Producers Association. He also served on the Boards of Kenya Airways plc, Precision Air Tanzania and Jambojet, Chaired the Executive Committee of African Airlines Association (AFRAA), and was a member of Board of Governors of IATA.

Mbuvi was appointed to the Board on 30 August 2018 and serves on the Audit & Risk and the Nomination, Remuneration & HR Committees.