Martha Cheruto is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA); the private sector apex body that brings together the business community under a single umbrella to engage and influence public policy for an enabling business environment. She is an advisory board member of Expertise Global Consulting Limited.
Martha is currently pursuing a PhD in Management & Leadership at MUA. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), a diploma in Efficient Energy Use & Planning from Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA, Sweden) and a Masters in Management & Leadership from Management University of Africa (MUA). She is a qualified engineer registered with the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK) and The Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK), a member of Women on Board Network, a Certified Energy Manager. She has pursued several courses, locally and internationally on policy and legislative drafting, renewable energy, strategy development, finance, industrial operations, among others. She is a recipient of the Women in Energy Professional Technical Award, Kenya; Tech Women Emerging Leaders Program 2020/21 and a Finalist for Outstanding Women in Water and Power, South Africa.
A seasoned Engineer with a wealth of experience in both public and private sector, Martha has a track record of contributing to the overall growth strategy of organizations. She is highly accomplished in advocacy, coordination of project activities, stakeholder management, public policy formulation, private sector sustainable development, energy, climate change, green growth, and Government relations. She has co-chaired two national taskforces spearheading development of Climate Change Policy, Climate Change Act 2016 and Green Economy Strategy and Implementation Plan. As a Certified Energy Manager, Martha has been instrumental in promoting adoption of energy efficiency and conservation on a national scale.
Prior to joining KEPSA, Martha worked in Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) and Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM). During her tenure at the organizations, she has supported manufacturers in facilitating a conducive environment for trade, business development and supply efficiency. She has been a speaker and a facilitator in local and global conferences on energy, climate change and private sector development. She is actively involved in mentorship, women empowerment, and community development through her representation as a council member of FGM to STEM; a program under Women in Energy.
Her driving force is and has always been, to be happy and to be the best version of oneself in everything one does.