Mumbi Keega is the Public Affairs Leader for Africa. In her role, she is responsible for developing and implementing integrated, multi-channel internal and external communications plans that protect, build and drive Dow’s reputation and brand with key stakeholder groups across key counties of South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt, Morocco and Algeria.
Mumbi is also responsible for supporting business objectives and priorities and drive growth; drive competitive advantage through policy and political advocacy as well as issue resolution; foster relationships and build goodwill for Dow at community levels; and drive employee engagement and alignment.
Mumbi Keega joined Dow in 2015 as Public and Government Affairs Manager for Eastern Africa. In 2017, she was selected as the first PA/GA resource to join the EMEAI Market Development Program (MDP) in Switzerland. After completing the program, Mumbi was tasked to lead Market Development, activities in Sub-Saharan Africa.
In 2018, she was elected as the vice chair of Industrialization and Enterprise Development Sector at East Africa’s largest business organization Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) and later in 2021, she was appointed as the Co-Chair of Manufacturing Taskforce, American Chamber of Commerce.
Prior to joining Dow, Mumbi worked for WPP’s Strategic Communications Consultants Hill+Knowlton Strategies in Nairobi and Kampala, where she provided strategic communications, public affairs and government relations counsel to global and local companies.
She is certified by Yale School of Management and IMD for Leading and Managing Globally, University of Bern for Essentials of International Trade Law and Policy and University of Cambridge for Business Sustainability Management.
Mumbi lives in Nairobi with her husband and their two children.