On to the next: Balala lands new job at an international organisation
Former Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala has landed a new job as Vice President at Fauna & Flora International (FFI).
His appointment comes a few days after he handed over his position to Peninah Malonza who was appointed by President William Ruto.
“Thank you for the appointment, Flora and Fauna International. I am grateful and honoured to have been chosen to serve as FFI’s Vice President,” Balala said.
Balala has been Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife since January 2018 and has played a significant role in boosting tourism growth and stability in Kenya and in the African regional tourism sector.
In addition to launching and implementing the Wildlife Policy 2021, he was in charge of developing, launching, and implementing the National Wildlife Strategy 2030, a roadmap for transforming wildlife conservation in Kenya.
“On behalf of all of the team at FFI, I am delighted to welcome Honourable Najib Balala as vice-president — he will be a wonderful global ambassador for FFI. Hon. Balala has been incredibly influential in the wildlife and tourism sectors in Kenya and across Africa and we are very privileged to be able to benefit from this wealth of knowledge and experience,” Mark Rose, CEO of FFI said.
Balala is the Chairman of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Commission for Africa and was voted Best Tourism Minister in Africa in 2009 by Africa Investor.
FFI is the world’s oldest international wildlife conservation organisation with its headquarters based in Cambridge, United Kingdom.