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Dean of SBS sits in Thesis Defense Tribunal, University of Navarra, Spain

  Jun 7, 2013

Dr. George Njenga, Dean, Strathmore Business School, on invitation by his alma mater, sat in a PhD tribunal at the University of Navarra, Spain on Wednesday 5th June 2013. In the history of the University of Navarra, he became the first Kenyan to sit in a defense tribunal there. Dr. Njenga who graduated with a PhD (honors’) in Political Philosophy from the University of Navarra was in the thesis defense tribunal of Edison Paul Tabra Ochoa, who was successful in presenting his thesis on the concept of “Solidarity and Corporate Governance: An Insight into Corporate Governance in International Institutions.”

Other members of the defense tribunal were Dr. Elena Fatima Perez Carrillo, Dr. Albert Munyoz Fernandez, Dr. Rosana Garciandia Garmendi and the president of the tribunal, Prof Antonio Argandonya Ramiz from IESE Business School, Spain.

Dr. Njenga presided over a Global Business School Network round table of Deans in Tunis, Algeria on 9 – 11 June 2013. The aim of the discussion was to deliberate on how to enhance the placement of MBA graduates and new initiatives with the Global Business Schools network. Dr. Njenga is the current and founding Dean of Strathmore Business School.

Presently, he is the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Quality Assurance and the Academic Director for the SBS Advanced Management Program. He is also a senior lecturer at Strathmore University in Ethics and Leadership.

He has a PhD (honors’) in Political Philosophy from the University of Navarra and a Masters in Governance and Culture of Institutions from the same University. Dr. Njenga also has a Masters in Business Administration and is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya.

He was the Director of the Strathmore School of Accountancy in 2002-2005. Whilst in that position, he successfully set up the Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Information Systems Audit Program (CISA) formal training programs for the first time in Kenya. He helped initiate the first successful School of Finance and Banking in Kigali, Rwanda. He worked as a senior auditor at Ernst and Young Kenya between 1989 and 1992. He was also the Strathmore College Financial Manager for four years, 1992-1996. Since 1992 he has held other positions in Strathmore University. Specifically, Administrator, Human Resource Director and Director of the School of Accountancy. He has served as a trustee for the Universities Provident Fund Scheme and has been a member of the University Management Board and Academic Council.

He is a founding board member of the Association of African Business Schools and an International advisory board member of Global Business Schools Network. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of Pacis Insurance Company.

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