Titus Naikuni

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Who is Titus Naikuni?

Titus Naikuni is Kenya Airways Group Managing Director & Chief Executive. Titus holds a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nairobi. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Management Development Programme and was awarded a Doctor of Science Engineering by the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, an honorary award in recognition of his contribution to development. He joined the Magadi Soda Company in 1979 as a trainee engineer and rose to the positions of Managing Director of that company in 1995 and Managing Director of the Magadi Railway Company in 1996.He is a graduate of Kisii School.

Between August 1999 and March 2001, Titus was a member of a team of World Bank sponsored Kenyan technocrats, known as the "Dream Team" who were engaged by the Government to turn around the economy. In this capacity Titus served as permanent secretary in the Ministry of Transport and Communications and was a member of the Board of Kenya Airways. He returned to Magadi Soda Company in April 2001 where he continued to serve as Managing Director a position he held up to his present appointment with Kenya Airways in February 2003. Titus has had extensive boardroom experience having served on various company boards including as a member of the board of Brunner Mond, as Chairman of Kenya Power and Lighting Company and as Chairman of Housing Finance Company Limited. He received the Manager of the Year Award in Kenya in 2002.

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on July 23, 2013


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