Jane W. Karuku was appointed the Kenya Breweries Limited Managing Director in September 2013. Before KBL, she was the President of Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).
Karuku holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Food Science and Technology from the University of Nairobi and an MBA in Marketing from the National University of California.
She has also previously held a number of senior positions in various companies including Deputy Chief Executive and Secretary-General, Telkom Kenya and Managing Director, Cadbury East and Central Africa.
In March 2020, President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed her as the Chairperson of the Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund Board.
The fund, which had raised Ksh3.7 billion by September, was set up to mobilise resources for the emergency response towards containing the spread, effects and impact of the pandemic.
The fund’s seed capital was drawn from the Exchequer, including the voluntary salary-cuts undertaken by the senior State officials as well as donations.
Under Karuku’s leadership, KBL commissioned a Ksh15 billion Keg brewery in Kisumu and committed to source sorghum and other raw materials from the region