Isn’t it a lovely and amazing day having met our collegues here in Nairobi . It all happened, thanks to Elizabeth Msafiri ( Security lead Kenya & East Afrika) and Bernard Matheka.
Before we head to the office, Elizabeth & Bernard inspected our apartments to ensure that we are living in a safe & secured environment so we ( the Volunteers ) are worry-free when focusing on our respective objectives with our NGOs. Thank you for that!
Now we leave for GSK office …
After lunch at the canteen, Elizabeth walked us through an induction on HSSE, and then we were introduced to these few amazing people:-
- Alexandra Spang – GM, Pharmaceuticals Kenya Ltd
- Susan Gitau – Communications Executive,Pharmaceuticals Kenya Ltd.
- Paul Arunga, Site Director, GMS
- Daphne Openda, Human Resources Manager
- Catherine Rautta, HR Advisor
- Catherine W. Njoroge ( past PULSE volunteer who did her assignment in Nigeria)
From our conversation with these amazing people, we gained some insights in how GSK operates in Nairobi and how they response to GKS’s new business priorities- Strenghten Innovation, Improve Performance and Build Trust. Coming from the BSC, this is such a rare opportunity to be exposed to business operations and i certainly want to venture into that possibilities in the future. 🙂
In addition to that, it is equally exciting to know that GSK wants to be even more inclusive in some of the works with our NGOs where we can extend our resources and expertise in giving trainings, and we are really looking forward to be involved in some of the upcoming collaborations taking place in Q3 / Q4 2018.
Pretty sure i’ll have a follow up blog regarding this collaborations, so stay tune!