Kenya’s Sanda Ojiambo Appointed United Nations Global Compact Executive Director


United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has announced that Kenya’s Sanda Ojiambo will take over from Denmark’s Lise Kingo as the United Nations Global Compact Executive Director 

Lise Kingo has been at the helm since 2015. The UN’s Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.

Sanda has served as Safaricom’s Head of Sustainable Business and Social Impact since 2010. Prior to that she was the Senior Manager of Safaricom and MPESA Foundations during which she led the implementation of several public-private partnership initiatives between Safaricom and UN organizations.

She holds a Master of Arts in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota, USA, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Development from McGill University, Canada.

Launched in July 2000, the United Nations Global Compact is a strategic policy and advocacy initiative calling for the alignment of business operations and strategies with ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and motivates companies to integrate the SDGs into their core operations and funding activities.