Jimi Kariuki

Jimi Kariuki is the Managing Director of Sarova Hotels, Resorts & Game Lodges, Kenya’s leading independent hospitality group and has vast experience in the tourism sector spanning over two decades.


He is also a member of Sarova Hotel’s Executive Management Committee and its Board of Directors. He has served on the Kenya Tourism Federation (KTF) Executive Committee (2003-2004), the Board of the Kenya Tourism Board representing KTF (2003-2004) and on the Board of the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) (2004-2006). He was re-appointed to the KTB Board on 3rd May 2019.

He joined Sarova Hotels in 1992 as the Group Marketing Manager.

In 1996 he was appointed on to the Company’s main Board of Directors, and in 2001 was promoted to the position of Director Marketing & Sales. He was appointed the Group’s Managing Director in January 2018.

He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, South Africa, and a Bachelor of Science (Bsc) degree in Marketing from Huron University South Dakota, USA.

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