Ms Naomi Cidi Kumbatha
Naomi holds a Masters of Arts Degree (MA) and Post graduate Diploma in marketing from McGill University in Canada, and is an active member of The Institute of Director (IOD) Kenya and The Marketing Society of Kenya. She has also attended a number of specialized seminars and workshops in all areas of marketing and personnel management, international labour laws,laws of Kenya and customer service related to all products based on international standards.
Ms Cidi, is a communication and marketing expert, currently operating in the Great Lakes region on an Aviation Consultancy Contract, opening offices for small airlines. She has demonstrated Particular strength in the fields of Marketing, Public Relations, Personnel Management and Industrial Administration having worked in senior positions at corporate management level for over 15 years, including four years as the Deputy Managing Director of Kenya Airports Authority, where she was instrumental in the development of plans for expansion of infrastructure and service delivery. Amongst her other key assignments was the General Manager in charge of Sales at Kenya Airways and oversaw a record performance in terms of growth in passenger numbers and revenues. Her other key achievements include the successful marketing of the Kenya Duty Free Complex from 1992 to 1995;and implementing a very effective marketing and publicity Campaign for the First Africa Military Games in 2002. She has chaired the Board of Airlines (BAR) and APJC in East Africa.
She is involved in empowerment of the general welfare of Kenya through the promotion of women economic development and advancement of good corporate Governance. She initiated and launched the Malindi Women Development Trust to help village women in establishing small scale business and exploit available natural resources such as the Neem Tree which grows wild in Kilifi County.