Appointment of Mr. John Onyango as the Managing Director |


The KIPI Board of Directors has appointed Mr. John Onyango as the Managing Director of the Institute following the conclusion of a competetive recruitment process. In a statement, the Chairman KIPI Board of Directors Mr. Ahmed lssack Hassan, CBS noted that the appointment shall be for a period of three (3) years with effect from 26th January, 2024. He urged staff and stakeholders to work with Mr. Onyango to enable the Institute deliver on its mandate to the Kenyan Citizens. "Please join me in congratulating Mr. John Onyango on this role of steering the Institute to greater heights of performance", he concluded.

Before his appointment, Mr. Onyango was Acting Managing Director at KIPI for the past four years and doubled up as the Deputy Managing Director -Corporate Services Department.

He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Strathmore Business School, Strathmore University, Nairobi.

A member of the Associate Kenya Institute of Management (AKIM) and Member Institute of Directors (IOD), Mr. Onyango worked in the financial services industry in various roles both in Kenya and abroad before joining KIPI as Deputy Managing Director in 2007.

He has attended various trainings including the Advanced Management Course by the IESE Business School, International Graduate School of Management  University of Navarra, Barcelona ,  Spain and Management of Intellectual Property  Offices and Result-based Management both conducted by World Intellectual Property Organization ( WIPO).

Others are Strategic Leadership Development Programme at Kenya School of Government (KSG), Corporate Governance, Change Management and Performance management.

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