Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has announced two new executives to the International Standardization Committee (ISO). These appointments are testament to KEBS and by extension Kenya’s role in its leadership in standardization activities

Caroline Outa-Ogweno, the Mount Kenya Regional Manager at KEBS, has been chosen as the Chair of the International Organization for Standardization Committee on Conformity Assessment for the 2024-2025 term. Similarly, Zacharia Lukorito, the Acting Director of Standards Development and Trade at KEBS, has been elected to the esteemed International Organization for Standardization Technical Management Board.

Esther Ngari, Acting Managing Director of KEBS that, “Caroline’s and Zacharia’s appointments to these pivotal international roles echo KEBS’s unwavering dedication to quality and standards. These landmark appointments are a testament to KEBS’ steadfast commitment to its core mandate of setting and enforcing standards that ensure quality, safety, and environmental responsibility,”.

Both Caroline and Zacharia will play crucial roles in fulfilling this mandate on a global stage. Caroline’s two decades of rigorous involvement in Conformity Assessment activities provide her with the depth of experience required to make a global impact. Her new position at ISO CASCO offers her a monumental platform to refine international standards in conformity assessment—benefits that will ripple far beyond Kenya’s borders.

Lukorito’s appointment to the ISO Technical Management Board, positions KEBS as the only African entity on the board.