Evans Kidero Biography
Evans kidero was born in Majengo Nairobi and he is the first born in a family of seven. He is the governor for Nairobi county, alongside Jonathan Mwangagi Mueke. He is a member of Orange Democratic Movement and a coalition member of Coalition of Reforms and Democracy.
Born in Majengo- Nairobi, to a father who was a policeman, and a mother who was a homemaker, Dr. Evans Kidero grew up in a large extended family of 7 children, where he was the eldest. Dr. Evans Kidero attended primary school in Nairobi, and completed secondary school at Mangu High school where he was the Head Boy. Dr. Kidero went on to attend the University of Nairobi, where he graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree and thereafter got his first job working as a pharmacist at Kenyatta National Hospital. He went on to obtain a Masters of Business Administration in 1990 at United States International University in Kenya. These qualifications, his personal abilities and the hand of God set him on the path for an illustrious career in corporate management.
Evans Kidero – Education Background
1990 : Enrolled for Masters of Business Administration at United States International University in Kenya
1983 : Graduated from the University of Nairobi, Bachelor of Pharmacy degree
Student at Mangu High school for his secondary school education.
Evans Kidero – Political Position
March 2013 : Governor for Nairobi
Coalition member of Coalition for Reforms and Democracy.
Member of Orange Democratic Movement.
Evans Kidero – Job History
10 years in the stewardship of Mumias Sugar Company.
12 years at SmithKline Beecham Healthcare International.
4 years at Warner Lambert.
Pharmacist at Kenyatta National Hospital.
Evans Kidero Career
The highlights of this career include: 4 years at Warner Lambert, 12 years at SmithKline Beecham Healthcare International, 2 years at the helm of Nation Media Group, and (most recently) 10 years in the stewardship of Mumias Sugar Company. It is from Mumias that Dr. Kidero recently resigned to pursue a political career in Nairobi county governorship. From a 28-year career in the competitive corporate environment, Dr. Kidero has acquired leadership and management skills that make him a suitable candidate for a job that requires experience, competence and caring.
Dr. Kidero’s results speak for his competence, as he left a track record of business success at each of the organizations that he led. At Mumias, where he was the first ever Kenyan MD, he turned a run down, failing business into a resounding success. Today Mumias Sugar accounts for 60% of the country’s sugar sales, and under his leadership, has diversified into a series of related businesses from the by-products of sugar manufacturing, including generation of electricity and sales of bottled water. Dr. Kidero’s caring leadership style is evident in the welfare arrangements he put in place for the staff of these organizations, which has earned him loyalty from those whom he led over the years.
Dr. Kidero’s own improbable story of success is what inspired him to run for Governor. Dr. Kidero believes that he owes his achievements to the excellent systems and services that were available to him growing up in Nairobi, but that are no longer available to the people of Nairobi. Although he came from very humble beginnings, he benefitted from the affordable and good quality education and healthcare that was available then, he grew up on safe and clean streets of Nairobi, and he was employed by a Government which, at the time, was able to provide job opportunities to the youth. Dr. Kidero would like to restore Nairobi to its former glory, and give all Nairobi residents the facilities and opportunities that they need for their families to progress and flourish.
The job of a Governor is a management job that requires a deep understanding of the challenges facing someone growing up or living in Nairobi today. Dr. Kidero’s own personal experience in overcoming the challenges of growing up in Nairobi with minimal resources, and his vast business experience make him an ideal first Governor of Nairobi County.
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Evans Kidero Wealth
It’s estimated that, Evans Kidero wealth ranges over 3 billion Kenya shillings. Having worked in several multi-billion shilling companies like the Mumias Sugar Company, the Nation Media Group among others, his wealth has been acquired far and wide. On top of this, he is an investor in several investment companies and once a Kenyatta National Hospital employee and currently the governor of the Kenya capital city. Having in mind that he manages a county with a huge profit turnover from businesses and industrial sectors, One can only imagine the level of wealth at his hands.
Evans Kidero Family, Wife and Children
Dr. Evans Kidero first wife the late Mrs. Abigael Kidero succumbed to cancer and was laid to rest on March 2010 at Homa-bay County. Dr. Kidero is now married to Dr. Susan Mboya-Kidero, who complements him with a passion for women’s economic empowerment and the education of girls. Susan is the Director for Women’s Economic Empowerment at Coca-Cola Eurasia and Africa, and also the founder of Zawadi Africa, a non-profit organization that obtains scholarships to enable academically gifted but financially disadvantaged girls to attend university mostly in the United States. The Kidero’s are blessed with 3 children and 2 grandchildren.The three children all belongs to his late wife.
Evans Kidero Salary
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Evans Kidero Profile – 10 Things You Should Know About Dr Evans Kidero
1. Evans Kidero Family – He Is a Son of a Policeman
Evans kidero was born to a policeman in Nairobi’s Majengo slum. Previously, policemen were paid meagre salaries in Kenya and thus, Kidero was raised under shaky slum conditions. However, he overcame all these challenges and finally made it through Mangu high school which is ranked as a national school and later joined University of Nairobi for his undergraduate degree.
2. Evans Kidero Family – Dr. Evans Is the Eldest Son in a Family of 7
Born in the year 1957 to a policeman father and a homemaker mother, Kidero became the firstborn in a family of seven.
3. Evans Kidero Wife: Susan Mboya Kidero – Dr Evans Kidero is a Son-In-Law to Tom Mboya
Evans Kidero wife Susan Kidero is the daughter of the Legendary Tom Mboya. Tom Mboya was a pre and post-independent activist who was assassinated in the line of duty. Kidero married Susan in 2011 extending Toms family. On her own, Susan is a reputable lady known for her activist actions particularly on helping young ladies acquires education abroad. Kidero being a leader, she makes a perfect match for him.
4. Dr Evans Kidero Wedding – Dr Evans Kidero Has Wedded Twice In His Lifetime
The late Mrs. Abigael Kidero who was Kidero’s first wife succumbed to cancer and was laid to rest on March 2010 at Homa-bay County. Later in 2011, Dr. Kidero remarried Susan Kidero whom he is living happily with to date.
5. Evans Kidero Children – Dr Evans Kidero ia a Father Of Three
Since his marriage life, Kidero has been blessed with three children and two grandchildren. The three children all belongs to his late wife.
6. Evans Kidero Education – Dr Evans Kidero Shares the Same Undergraduate Qualifications As His Wife
Evans Kidero is a Pharmacy granduate of the University of Nairobi whereas his wife is a pharmacy graduate of the University of Connecticut. This is a coincidence for two people who in addition to this, they are both inclined to leadership positions. Both having worked as directors and both having MBA qualifications leaves a lot to be admired.
7. Evans Kidero Wealth – Dr. Evans Kidero Is a Billionaire
It’s estimated that, Kidero’s wealth ranges over 3 billion Kenya shillings. Having worked in several multi-billion shilling companies like the Mumias Sugar Company, the Nation Media Group among others, his wealth has been acquired far and wide. On top of this, he is an investor in several investment companies and once a Kenyatta National Hospital employee and currently the governor of the Kenya capital city. Having in mind that he manages a county with a huge profit turnover from businesses and industrial sectors, One can only imagine the level of wealth at his hands.
8. Dr Evans Kidero Company – Dr Evans Kidero Was the First Ever Kenyan MD Of Mumias Sugar Company
Evans Kidero acquired this post at a time when the company had many wrangles amidst challenges and stiff competition from other sugar firms locally and internationally. However, through his leadership, he restored the company to its original state and currently the company is the largest sugar producing in the country. On top of this, he was able to diversify the company’s products to even producing water among improving the status of the employees.
9. Dr. Evans Kidero Was Once an Active Medical Practitioner
After completing his Pharmacist degree from Nairobi University, Mr. Evans landed his first job at Kenyatta National Hospital as a pharmacist. His roles included preparing and dispensing drugs.
10. All Of Dr. Evans Kideros Academic Qualifications Were Acquired In Kenya.
Evans Kidero undergraduate qualifications in Pharmacy were acquired in Kenya and his MBA qualifications were acquired in Kenya as well in the United States University based in Kenya. It was at this point in 1990 where Kidero diverted his career to management by undertaking an MBA in Business Administration.
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