Samson Kanai – Safaricom

Samson Kanai

Samson is an experienced sustainability and shared value professional and an advocate of the important role businesses can play in driving change in the society. He holds a master’s degree in Project Planning and Management and is a certified sustainability practitioner by the Chartered Institute of Management. In addition, he holds a diploma in Sustainable Business from the Swedish Institute.

 He has over seven years’ experience in Sustainability and Sustainable strategies development, integration and reporting. Over the past four years, Samson has played a leading role in driving the integration of Sustainable Development Goals into the core of the business strategy, stakeholder engagement on sustainable development and driving private sector advocacy on SDGs through various platform.

Prior to the current role, Samson coordinated the largest private sector driven road safety initiative in Kenya under the umbrella of the National Road Safety Trust. During his stint at the Trust, he provided technical expertise in driving the dialogue between public and private sector in policy formulation and advocacy aimed at improving the state of road safety in Kenya.