Global Business Leader.
Public Speaker. Community Servant.
Continual Improvement (Kaizen) Practitioner.
Marion is the current Director of the Business Unit Bulk & Onsite at Africa Oxygen (AFROX), a Linde company. Previously she was the Managing Director of BOC Kenya PLC which is also a Linde Company.
She is a long serving director of The Palmhouse Foundation and serves on various boards including BOC Kenya PLC, BAT PLC and Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) as Non-Executive Director. She is also the Vice Chair of Women in Manufacturing (WIM) in Kenya and a member of Women Corporate Directors (WCD), Women on Boards Network (WoBN) and Institute of Directors of South Africa (IODSA).
Marion is a Part Time Executive Director of Education of the Women in Leadership program (WILS) at Strathmore Business School (SBS).
She has over 20 years’ experience in Senior Management roles with expertise in Lean Manufacturing, Performance Management (HK), Trade Marketing and strategy. Over the last few years, she has a proven track record in transitioning business in Turnarounds Situation in Health Care, Industrial gas applications, FMCG, Commodity, Dairy and Professional Services sectors.
During her career she has held Executive Positions at Nestlé Foods (K) Limited and Bayer East Africa Limited and General Manager roles at Cadbury Kenya and East Africa (Kraft Foods), Unga Limited, Parmalat Botswana Pty (Groupe Lactalis), The Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) and BOC Kenya PLC.
She has held full PnL responsibility with business Annual Net Revenues ranging from USD 100,000 to USD 1 Billion and been the Lead for Continual Improvement (CI and Kaizen) and Business Turnaround.
As Director of Healthcare at AFROX, Marion is responsible for Hospital Care and Home Care business sectors in South Africa and for the healthcare growth in the Rest of Africa.
Marion is passionate about building manufacturing excellence in Africa by:
- Upskilling teams with Lean tools to ensure sustainable business growth and competitiveness.
- Coaching Executives to manage transitions and embed performance management tools such as Hoshni Kanri (HK) to increase accountability and teamwork.
- Resourcing and placing Technical and General Management roles for SMEs and MSMEs
Awards and Recognition
Marion was recognized as Top 40 over 40 for a period of 4 years by the Business Daily. She won the Global Community Service Award at Kraft Foods for impacting her community, and is a sought-after Mentor, Executive Coach and Public Speaker. Marion is a Rotarian and Toastmaster. She is a golfing member of Karen Country Club and a Founder member of the Capital Club.