Dr. Edward Mungai

Career History:

Dr. Mungai is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC)  Planning and Development) at Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya. The role involves spearheading the University’s partnerships, strategy, fundraising, alumni, and development activities among others. He is a member of the University’s management board and a faculty member at Strathmore University Business School.

Dr. Mungai is a Commissioner in the Kenya Government’s Ethics Commission for Cooperative Societies and a board member of Strathmore Dispute Resolution Centre (SDRC), Kenya. Previously he was a board member of the Kenya government’s Youth Enterprise Development Fund from 2010 – 2012, and the board chair of the Association of African Business Schools from 2016-2017 having served the same board from 2012. He was a committee member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Deans Across Frontiers (EDAF) from 2015-2018.

Before joining Strathmore University, Dr. Mungai was a faculty member at the Department of Mathematics, University of Nairobi, Kenya, for the period 1991-1996. He was the Dean of SBS for the period 2008-2012. During that period SBS expanded its range of executive management courses and international partnerships. From 2013 to 2018, he was the Associate Dean (Research and Innovation) at Strathmore University Business School (SBS), Nairobi, Kenya until taking up the role his current role as DVC Planning and Development.


Dr. Mungai holds a Ph.D. in Management from IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain, a Master of Science degree in Mathematics, a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics all from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, and a Certificate in Executive Development from Sauder School of Business, Vancouver, Canada. He is a certified Change Management consultant and is a UK Facilit8 accredited mediator.

Research and Professional Interests:

Dr. Mungai’s research and professional interest are on entrepreneurship, innovation, family business and mediation. He has published articles and written several cases related to family business, entrepreneurship and innovation. He is also a visiting faculty to Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; The University of Kigali, Rwanda and IEEM business school in Montevideo, Uruguay.