The Nairobi Hospital Board of Management has confirmed James Nyamongo as the facility’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
His appointment comes after he was appointed as the acting CEO on a six-month probationary term in December last year.
In a statement, Board chairman Irungu Ndirangu said that Nyamongo’s focus, going forward, is to implement the hospital’s Strategic Plan 2019-2024 to transform the hospital into a premier healthcare facility in Eastern and Central Africa region.
“With an illustrious career spanning over 28 years, Nyamongo brings on board a unique experience that blends strategic management with financial management across various organizations. He held various senior positions in both the public and private sectors,” Ndirangu said.
Prior to joining The Nairobi Hospital, Nyamongo worked at the Kenya Pipeline Company as the Facilities and Right of Way Manager, where he discharged his role with distinction as the facilities and right of way manager as well as the manager in charge of administration.
Before then, he worked at National Oil Corporation of Kenya, Christian Health Association of Kenya, Friends Hospital Kaimosi and Ministry of Co-operative Development.
He has also consulted for the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation, East African Development Bank and African Development Bank.
“In all these roles, Nyamongo demonstrated his acumen in driving business change, providing organisational leadership and embracing teamwork,” Ndirangu noted.
In congratulating Nyamongo on his appointment, the board described his experience as a great asset and assured him of their support to steer The Nairobi Hospital into a sustainable future.
Nyamongo holds a Master’s Degree in Finance and Public Policy from the University of Strathclyde (Strathclyde Business School) in Scotland (UK), a Master’s Degree in International Oil and Gas Management from the University of Dundee (Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy-CEPMLP) in Scotland (UK) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Accounting and Finance) from United States International University (Africa) in Kenya.
Nyamongo replaced Dr Allan Pamba who was fired in October last year.
In a letter, Ndirangu said Pamba’s probation would not be extended because he had failed to provide a performance improvement plan.
Irungu said the board of management resolved not to confirm Pamba, but terminate his contract.