Maria Shipiri is a proven leader in Human Resources, with close to 20 years of progressive experience across various industries including Telecommunications, Banking, Pharmaceuticals, FMCGs and the Development world. Maria joined Safaricom in 2013 and has held various senior leadership roles both in Vodafone and Safaricom. She is currently the Safaricom Ltd – Director Resources. She has also held senior leadership roles in both global and local institutions including Ecobank Groupe in Togo, Novartis in Switzerland and Morocco, Mumias Sugar, Coca-Cola East & Central Africa and World Vision International. Maria holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Kenyatta University (KE), and is a qualified Executive Coach from the Academy of Executive Coaching (UK). She also possesses a Higher Diploma in HR Management from the Institute of Human Resource Management (KE), Master’s programme in Coaching and Consulting for Change from the University of Oxford and HEC Paris. She is married to Alex and a mother to Emali.