Prof. Ruth N. Kiraka
Associate Professor of Management, Strathmore University
Prof. Ruth N. Kiraka is Associate Professor of Management, Strathmore University. She is also the Dean, School of Graduate Studies at the same university. Prof. Kiraka has a background in Strategy and International Development. She earned her PhD from Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia; MSc from Wageningen University, the Netherlands; and BSc from Egerton University, Kenya. In addition to her academic qualifications, Prof. Kiraka is an alumnus of faculty development programmes at University of Pretoria (2005), Harvard Business School (2006), York St. John University, UK (2010) and IESE Business School (2014), and where she learnt a lot on academic practice and management.
She has published 2 books, over 25 journal articles and book chapters, 12 case studies and two research reports. She has received research grants to conduct entrepreneurship research in Kenya. She has supervised several PhD and masters’ students. Her teaching performance has also won her a University teaching excellence award. Her consulting experience includes work for Johnson & Johnson, Commission for University Education - Kenya, Barclays Bank of Kenya, the British Council and the International Finance Corporation. She also conducts entrepreneurship training for small and medium sized enterprises, in which she has trained over 2000 entrepreneurs.
Prof. Kiraka is a member of the Academy of Management and the Professional Trainers Association of Kenya, and serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Association of Microfinance Professionals of Kenya. She also serves on the Technical Committee of the African Council for Distance Education. She is a Commissioner with the Ethics Commission for Cooperative Societies under the Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development.
Prof. Kiraka is a journal reviewer for Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review; International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management; Knowledge and Process Management; International Academy of African Business and Development and Third Sector Review.