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Magdalene Mwende Mulandi

Magdalene Mwende Mulandi

SBM Bank (K) Ltd.
Vice President and Head of Marketing, PR and Communications
Category: Economic Empowerment

Magdalene Mulandi is a dynamic, passionate and customer-centric marketing-communications specialist. Having worked in diverse industries from entertainment to banking, she has brought life to brands that are start ups as well as existing ones. She currently holds the position of Vice President and Head of Marketing, PR and Communications at SBM Bank (K) Ltd.

Prior to that she set up the Qwetu Student Residences brand that has disrupted the traditional student accommodation space in Kenya. In addition, she held various roles in brand leadership in Chase Bank Kenya Limited.  She holds a Global Executive Masters in Business Administration and Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from The United States International University. As part of her leadership development, she has attended various executive leadership courses both locally and Internationally.

Magdalene has mentored a number of young people and start-up founders in her personal and professional capacity. Her main areas of interest are career and personal development. She is very passionate about creating local brands and more so creating a compelling employee brand experience. She is an avid supporter of women and youth empowerment in all sectors of the economy.

Outside of her work environment, she enjoys music and the arts, mentoring young brands, loves writing and is constantly looking for avenues to create lasting social impact through her talent.