Ann Mureithi joined the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) as senior administrative officer, director general’s office, on 2 Feb 2015. She will be providing strategic and operational oversight and management of the director general’s office, as well as supporting internal communication.
Mureithi is an administration and communications professional with experience in office administration, communications management, public affairs, editorial writing, media relations, and foundation and government relations. She has over 10 years’ experience in corporate communications and administrative duties. She was previously the executive assistant to the director for communications and public relations at the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). Before that, she held administrative positions in various organizations.
Mureithi holds a MSc in agricultural information and communication management from the University of Nairobi; a BA degree in communications – public relations from Daystar University, Nairobi; a post-graduate diploma in management of development projects from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi; and a diploma in business and secretarial studies from Valley Business School, Nairobi. She is currently pursuing a PhD in social transformation, with a focus on ‘youth in agriculture’, from Tangaza University (CUEA), Nairobi. She is from Kenya.
She says success in the workplace is a result of ‘individual commitment to a group effort, which makes a team work’, quoting Vince Lombardi.
Written by Angeline Nekesa, knowledge sharing and communication officer at ILRI.