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Emily Kamunde-Osoro



Emily is a HR Leader, Coach and Founder of Rise & Learn Limited, a Leadership and Human Resource Consulting Firm. She is a Human Resource professional with over 14 years’ working experience having worked in aviation, agriculture and financial Services sectors. Before setting up her own firm, she was the Group Head of Human Resources at Jubilee Insurance, a leading insurance firm in East Africa.  

In her past career journey, Emily has been exposed to a multinational set up while supporting various countries in Africa and Middle East – this enabled her to develop a global mindset and appreciate diversity. Some of the projects she has handled include HR strategy development, implementation of the Balance Scorecard, change management, Talent Management, Culture Change and organizational development in various countries including Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Zambia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Turkey, Greece, Morocco, Egypt and South Africa.

She is currently the President of International Coach Federation Kenya Chapter Board and has previously served as a Council Member for the Institute of Human Resource Management in Kenya. Emily was named Manager of the Year in 2014 during Company of the Year Awards (Kirit Dave Award) organised by Kenya Institute of Management. She is also a member at the Human Capital Institute (HCI) and Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Emily recently founded Rise & Learn Mentorship (RLM) Group in Kenya, an initiative that aims to impact the HR Professionals and Youth in colleges and Universities through Mentorship.

Emily is married and has 3 sons.

Professional Qualifications:

  • ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC)

  • Certified John Maxwell Coach, Speaker & Trainer

  • MBA Human Resource Management

  • Graduate of Tourism Management

  • Diploma in French Language

  • Higher Diploma in Commercial French from Alliance Francaise

  • Certified in Personality & Leadership Assessments