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Chief Executive Officer (Tourism Industry) Job in Kenya

Our client who is a leading international tour operator with headquarters in Europe and African regional offices in Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa is looking to recruit a dynamic CEO to provide strong administrative and financial leadership at their Regional Offices in Eastern Africa.

Applications from people of different cultural backgrounds are particularly welcome as our client is committed to equal opportunities and cultural diversity.

Reporting directly to the Board, the successful candidate will provide leadership and coordinate tourism, human resources and general management activities at regional and country levels in Eastern Africa.


  • Reviewing, directing and managing the company's financial and operational systems, procedures and control to ensure that they are professional and workable;
  • Leading and motivating a team from diverse and multi-cultural backgrounds. Nurturing human resource capacity and building a performance-oriented, motivated and appropriately skilled work force;
  • Providing leadership in the development and implementation of appropriate strategies II to enhance profitability;
  • Providing relationship management and networking with local and global business partners;
  • Providing proactive public relations to enhance the company's corporate image;
  • Identification of markets and opportunities for business expansion in Eastern Africa; and,
  • Advising the Board on all matters relating to its skilled work force, financial and operational systems, business strategies and opportunities.


  • A university degree in a relevant discipline.
  • A higher qualification in Finance and Accounts, Administration and Business Management will be an advantage.

Professional experience:

  • Strong leadership qualities; extensive senior management experience;
  • proven communication, interpersonal and networking skills.
  • Progressive experience in the tourism industry is likely to be especially useful, though we are open to people with other professional backgrounds.

Remuneration package:

The remuneration package is attractive and comparable to what obtains in similar international organizations.

Applications including a passport size photograph, an up-to-date CV, a brief letter of motivation, e-mail and telephone contacts, and the names of three references should be sent to the following address so as to reach us not later than March 15, 2010:

Mythos Limited
Executive Selection Division
P.O. Box 57683
00200 Nairobi

We thank all candidates for applying, but our client can only acknowledge those under consideration.

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