Dr. David Gachuru
Association of Hotel Professionals Kenya (AHPK)
A Business Strategy Consultant and Hospitality Industry Practitioner with 26 years’ experience as a General Manager of leading hotels in Kenya, including Welcome Inn Hotels, Alliance Hotel Group, and Sarova Hotels, Resorts & Game Lodges. Founder and Principle Consultant, New Bridges Inspiration (NBI Co.)
David Key's profile showcases a history of providing organizational and thought leadership, coupled with technical expertise, to various Governing Councils, Advisory Boards, Business Committees/Associations, and Hospitality Projects across different organizations and periods.A notable accomplishment is his role as a contracted resource person for the COMESA Business Council's Capacity Building Program in 2016. This program aimed to foster 'Creating Sustainable Partnerships' for MSMEs in Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, and Madagascar.David's expertise extends to international platforms, having presented a paper titled 'Leadership Challenge in Rising Economies' at an Academy of Management-organized international conference held at IECD School of Management in Bled, Slovenia.
After completing his MBA at Regent Business School, South Africa, he was honored with a Good Fellowship Award, highlighting his academic excellence.In the realm of leadership, David has chaired the Nyeri National Polytechnic Governing Council since March 2023. His role as Director of Hospitality for Ambatana Manor, Nairobi, and Ambatana Mara Safari Camp, from 2021 to the present, underscores his ongoing dedication to projects in this sector. He is the founder and principal consultant of New Bridges Inspiration (NBI Co.) and holds a pivotal position as a member of the CITAM Business Committee since 2019. David's commitment to education and management is evidenced by his role as a Board Member of Mathenge Technical Training Institute from 2009 to 2018.
His academic achievements include: Dip. Hotel Mgt, BSc (Hons) Hospitality Mgt, MBA General Management, & Ph.D. Business Admin. & Mgt (Strategic Management).
He maintains active memberships in esteemed professional bodies, including the Academy of Management (AOM) and the Africa Academy of Management (AFAM) since 2019. David's significant contributions are also evident in his advisory roles, such as his tenure as the Advisory Board Chair for the Nairobi Central Business District Association (NCBDA) from 2009 to 2019 and his prior membership in the NCBDA Advisory Board from 2004 to 2008.