Rita Kavashe

MBS, MBA, BEd - Independent Non-Executive Director

Rita is a captain of the automotive industry with over 20 years’ experience and the Managing Director of Isuzu East Africa Limited (formerly General Motors East Africa), the largest motor vehicle assembler in East Africa. She joined General Motors in 1995 as a Direct Sales Executive and held several key roles in Sales & Marketing, both in Kenya and South Africa before her appointment as Managing Director in 2011.

She is the currently a member of the Advisory Council of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), Advisory Board Member of the Palmhouse Foundation, member of the University of Eldoret Endowment Trust Board of Trustees and Chair of the Board of British American Tobacco Kenya plc.


She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Moi University - Kenya and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Nairobi. She is also an executive coach certified by the Academy of Executive Coaches (AOEC) UK. In 2017, she was awarded the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS) for exemplary service to the Country as a business leader. 

Rita serves on the Audit & Risk Committee. 

She was appointed to the Board on 9 March 2017.