Arnolda Shiundu, 34

Head of Sustainability & Community Engagement

Kenya Breweries Limited
My Story

Sustainability as a career has finally come of age and Arnolda is among the few Kenyans riding in its growth wave.

As the Head of Sustainability and Community Engagement at Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL), she develops, champions, and manages the company’s sustainability strategy, policies, and programmes.

She pushes for safe alcohol drinking, inclusion and diversity, and reducing water wastage.

“We use a lot of water to make products that Kenyans love. We are aware of our responsibility and commitment to make sure we put back everything that we use.”

"We use a lot of water to make products that Kenyans love. We are aware of our responsibility and commitment to make sure we put back everything that we use."

She says the brewer is constructing the biggest biomass boiler in Africa with locally sourced renewable fuel, with the potential to create over 1,000 jobs in the supply chain particularly with local farmers providing the biomass fuel. Biomass is renewable organic material that comes from plants and animals.

Arnolda has worked in many organisations including The Koffi Annan Foundation, Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (Agra), Kenya Maritime Authority, Africa Progress Panel (APP), and Kenya Red Cross Society.

She is a cum laude graduate of Georgetown University, Washington DC, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Concordia University, Minnesota.

Arnolda is a firm believer that anything great in life, cannot happen unless there is a pursuit of excellence.

“That is what drives me to date…striving to be excellent.”

A lover of hiking and running, she says, mountains is where most of her ideas come from.

Hilary Kimuyu