Njeri Rionge is CEO and Founder, Ignite Consulting & Investment Limited, and Director and Co-founder, Wananchi Online Limited (www.wananchi.com), a leading IP communications solutions provider.
A highly successful senior executive with extensive local and international experience in strategic leadership and organizational development, change management, ISO 9001:2000 business and quality systems for achieving results-based management systems, for conformity and compliance with a bias in sales, marketing, technological business solutions, and strategic finance. Proven ability to lead, influence, manage group dynamics, inspire, and mentor others to achieve outstanding bottom-line results for both employees and the organization. Successful in conceptualizing and implementing cost-effective business solutions as a co-founder of a leading IP communications service provider, Wananchi Online, and in directorship positions that she holds where one of the corporations that is community based benefited from her ability to engage and influence decisions in areas that were needed to position the corporation as an internationally recognized body of affluence. She is also engaged in strategic decision-making positions as a director and chairperson of several boards and board committees for a broad spectrum of industries. Today, she has incorporated a new consulting business in the area of professional and personal development through coaching and real life practical learning methodologies. The consulting firm offers a wide range of consulting services. See www.igniteconsulting.co.ke.
Relevant Professional Development
- ISO 9001:2000, Lead Auditor (working on IRCA accreditation)
- Predictive Index (PI) Analysis
- Corporate Governance, Certified Director
- Wananchi Online Limited
- Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
- Unilevel Tea (Brook Bond)
- Institute of Directors Kenya (IOD K)
- American Business Association ( ABA)
- Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT)
- All African Business Women (AABA)
- Kenya Woman Finance Trust (KWFT)
- Urukundo Investments (co-founded and past chairperson); the investment club is now six years old and has 17 members, all women and East African Association
Spearheaded an Internet educational series on KTN television with a vision to make Internet services available to Kenyans with the fruition of e-commerce in the near future.
Featured in several leading newspapers and magazines and appeared locally on Family TV, National TV, KTN, and STV in Business Minds, and internationally both BBC and CNN.
Co-founded and positioned Wananchi Online for an IPO scheduled for November 2007. Initiated the IPO process through strategic development and positioning of the brand for market acceptance.
Motivational and inspirational speaker on multiple disciplines and target groups, having conducted seminars in Africa, Europe and North America (www.njeri-rionge.org).
Promoted African arts to the American market in 11 states through the Black Expo Conference.
Njeri Rionge was selected for the ICANN Board by the Nominating Committee. Her first term ran from 26 June 2003 through the conclusion of ICANN's annual meeting in 2005. She was then selected by the Nominating Committee to serve a second term, which runs through the conclusion of ICANN's annual meeting in November 2008.