Dr. Kimani has held various positions at KEPHIS: Managing Director, August 2014 to date; General Manager Phytosanitary Services, 2011 to August 2014; Head Phytosanitary and Biosafety Services, 2008 to 2010 and Officer in Charge – Plant Quarantine & Bio Safety Station Muguga, 2001 to 2008.

She holds a PhD in Crop Protection, an MSc in Plant Pathology and a BSc in Agriculture from the University of Nairobi. She is pursuing a Masters of Business Administration, (Strategic Management) at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Dr. Kimani has been instrumental in the development of standards under the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), where she has been serving as a standards committee member since 2012. She coordinated the activities for the establishment and operationalization of a Center for Phytosanitary Excellence (COPE) at KEPHIS, which to date has trained over 1044 participants from the Eastern Africa region.

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