Ms.Nelius Wanjiru Kariuki is a career civil servant. She has worked in the Ministries of Commerce and Industry, Finance and Planning and National Development starting as an Economist and rising to the level of Principal Economist. She has been a Director of Nelleon Development Company Limited.
An alumni of Alliance Girls High School as well as the University of Nairobi, from where she graduated with an M.A and a B.A in Economics. She has served as a Board member in various girls’ high schools as well as The Murang’a Teachers College. She has also served in various business and professional organizations.
She served on the Board of Kenya Re as a Director from 2003. In 2007, she was appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. She led the Corporation through its first IPO and is recorded as the first woman to ring the bell at the Nairobi Securities Exchange.
Under her Chairmanship, Kenya Re continued to experience an upward trend in its financial performance. In addition, Kenya Re’s business saw the Corporation open regional offices in Abidjan in 2010. She was instrumental in steering Kenya Re to attain and maintain the ISO 9001:2008 standard as well as successful CSR Progamme - Niko Fiti- Abillity Beyond Disability.
Her social interests include golf, a sport in which she has served in various positions rising to become Chairman of the Veterinary Laboratory Sports Club. She has also served in the Kenya Ladies Golf Union.