With a telecoms career spanning over 10 years and seven years of experience in corporate social investment, Janice Mwendameru has been involved in various levels of governance and strategic leadership in her role at Safaricom, a leading Telecommunications Company in East Africa.
Safaricom Foundation provides a formal process for charitable contributions to communities and NGOs in Kenya who are key partners in responding to social and economic development issues in the country. It supports initiatives that provide sustainable solutions to the most pressing social challenges and its focus areas are education, health, economic empowerment, environmental conservation, arts and culture and disaster relief. Safaricom Foundation’s strategic directions contribute towards Kenya’s development agenda and the Millennium Development Goals.
Being a member of a board of directors in a social investment oriented organization has enhanced Mwendameru with acumen in grant making processes, project management skills and a general overview of Corporate Social Responsibility. Together with the board, Mwendameru has overseen growth in private, public partnerships with communities in Kenya and has been in the forefront in providing thought leadership in maternal health among other areas.
Mwendameru holds a BA in Communication, Public Relations from Daystar University and has certifications in Project Management. She lives in Nairobi, Kenya.