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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Job in Kenya - Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA)

Job Ref. MN 4790

Our client, The Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA) is an ISO certified State Corporation established under an Act of Parliament, Cap 517.

The Authority is responsible for the promotion, facilitation and regulation of export oriented investments including development and creation of an enabling environment for such investments situated in the Export Processing Zones around the country.

They wish to recruit a dynamic and visionary 
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with exceptional leadership and change management skills that will be required to transform EPZs to Special Economic Zones (SEZs) program.

Job Profile
  • Developing and recommending long term strategies, business plans and budgets to the Board.
  • Ensure that appropriate policy, legal and regulatory frameworks are put in place to facilitate the transformation of EPZ to SEZ.
  • Developing and maintaining productive relationships with other collaborative agencies, stakeholders and customers ¡n order to ensure ¡nvestors get facilitation for their operations.
  • Fostering a corporate culture that promotes ethical practices and good corporate citizenship.
  • Ensuring investment promotion linkages with other relevant government agencies, local business associations, Kenya embassies, trade consulate offices abroad, foreign trade missions and international organizations.
  • Providing leadership and ensuring implementation of Authority’s corporate policies and programmes.
  • Ensuring continuous improvement in the Authority’s human resources and financial operations.
Person Profile
  • Post graduate degree (Masters or Doctorate) ¡n business, finance, economics or other related fields from a recognized university.
  • Bachelors degree in business, economics, engineering or related field from a recognized university.
  • At least ten (10) years relevant work experience, 5 of which must be at senior management level in a large organization.
  • Experience in planning and development of an established SEZ.
  • Experience in analyzing development rights fees and structuring of Public - Private Investment Partnerships and leading the deal - structuring negotiations with SEZ developers.
  • Experience in marketing and exposure to international business and regional trade.
  • Knowledge of Government and international trade and investment policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management.
  • Exceptional leadership and team building skills with capacity to deal with local, regional and international organizations.
  • Knowledge and experience in project management will be added advantage.
  • Able to ensure the sustainability of EPZ and SEZs.
Send your application with a detailed CV, daytime telephone contact and names, email addresses and telephone contacts of two professional referees.

Please also summarize yourself as follows:
  • Job Ref No
  • Your Name
  • Current/ Past Salary: Year 2010 p.m, Year 2011 p.m
  • Year 2011 Benefits: If house state market rent, if car state cc
Send your application by hand, courier, post or email so as to reach us by 12 Noon 1st April 2011.

Limit email to maximum 3 pages A4 size CV and no attachments.

Mark Job Ref. No. on top left of the envelope.

Send to: 

Executive Selection Division,
Manpower Services (K) Ltd,
3rd Floor, Landmark Plaza,
Directly Opposite Nairobi Hospital Entrance,
P.O. Box 50736-00200, Nairobi.


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