Dr Francis Kalama Fondo holds a Doctorate degree in Business Administration, an executive Master of Business Administration degree (strategic management) and a Bachelor’s degree (Upper 2nd class Honors) in Commerce. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya, Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya and the Kenya Institute of Management. He is currently a member of Intergovernmental Relations Technical Committee and chairs its Functional Analysis, Costing and Transfer Area.
Dr Fondo has a long career background in auditing, financial management and corporate governance, built from 1980. He has served with multinational organizations including Delloite & Touche, Wellcome Kenya Limited and Delta Plc of London. He also has experience in the Financial and Banking sector having worked with the Kenya Commercial Bank Group. In the Public service, Dr Fondo has served for 8 years, five of which as the Deputy Director, Finance Administration of Kenya Wildlife Service and three with the Coconut Development Authority as the Managing Director and Secretary to the Board. He has been part of the transformation of both organizations. Between 2010 and 2015, he lectured in a number of Universities at Masters and PhD level in Global Business Strategy, Strategy and Strategic Human Resource Management, Strategic Management, Management of Innovations, Management across Cultures and Strategy Implementation.
Dr Fondo’s competences are in strategy formulation, implementation and control; ISO 9001:2008 policy formulation and implementation and design and implementation of the Balanced Scorecard. Others are business risk management, business process reengineering; strategic innovation and management of strategic change. His personal attributes and skills include Leadership, team building and negotiation; Good Interpersonal and communication skills; Strong analytical skills. He has attended skill development courses such as Enterprise Resource Program, Sun and Access Accounting systems, Microsoft Office, Power Point and Microsoft Excel. His areas of interest are Environmental protection, Community development and Coaching and Mentoring employees and young members of the society.