5 minutes with Dr. Edward Mungai on scaling opportunities in the diaspora


Strathmore Business School
Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Dr. Mungai was the Dean of SBS for the period 2008-2012 during which the school expanded its range of executive management courses and international partnerships. His previous assignments at Strathmore include serving as the Academic and Research Director of Strathmore Business School and as Deputy of the Information Technology Centre. Earlier in his academic career, Dr. Mungai was a faculty member at the Department of Mathematics, University of Nairobi, Kenya.

Dr. Mungai was a board member of the Kenya government’s Youth Enterprise Development Fund from 2010 – 2012 and board chair of the Association of African Business Schools from 2016-2017 having served the same board from 2012. Currently, he is a committee member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Deans Across Frontiers (EDAF), an advisory Committee member of Kenya’s Netfund Green Innovations Award and board member of Strathmore Dispute Resolution Centre (SDRC), Kenya.


Dr. Mungai holds a PhD in Management from IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. Master of Science degree in Pure Mathematics, a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics all from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He has a Certificate in Executive Development from Sauder School of Business, Vancouver, Canada among others.

Research and Professional Interests:

Dr. Mungai research and professional interest are on entrepreneurship, innovation, family business and mediation. He is a UK Facilit8 accredited mediator at Strathmore Dispute Resolution Centre and a strong advocate for families use of online access control software tools like Qustodio.

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