Leah oversees certification services in the Agriculture Division and implementing opportunities where Preferred by Nature has a positive impact in line with our mission within the East Africa portfolio.
Investments in Agriculture are the best weapons against hunger and poverty, and they have made life better for billions of people. I enjoy working with farmers and companies to ensure they practice sustainable agriculture by protecting the environment and adapting practices that improve biodiversity.
Leah began her career in a multinational private company, specialising in Pre-Export Verification of Conformity for imports into Kenya. This contract was awarded by the Kenya Bureau of Standards and Certification Planning coordinator for ISO Standards. In this role, she maintained close contact with clients and companies in various countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, and America.
Leah studied Bachelor of Science (Botany and Zoology) at Kenyatta University. She is in the final stages of completing a Master’s in Plant Pathology at the same university. Additionally, she holds a Diploma in Project Management.
Leah joined Preferred by Nature in 2018.
- Communication skills: Effective communication skills in English and Swahili.
- Organisational/managerial skills: Refined planning and organizational skills that balance work, team support, and ad-hoc responsibilities in a timely and professional manner. A team leader who works closely and develops relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.
- Job-related skills: An assertive and accomplishment-driven professional who requires minimum supervision. Research skills, risk analysis, and report writing.
- Computer skills: A good command of Microsoft Office tools, including word processing, data handling and processing, presentation, and internet usage.