Kathleen Bury is Mowgli Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer and holds a BA Hons Business degree from the Nottingham Trent Business School, UK. She has undertaken a number of Executive Education programs in Columbia Business School, NYU, Wharton University and INSEAD Business School and trained as a Coach through Coaches Training Institute (CTI).
Having worked in the UK, Middle East, North Africa, Asia and East Africa, Kathleen has over 15 years of experience spanning profit and not for profit management, strategy development, project management, business development, consulting, research/market analysis, marketing/communications, knowledge management, process design, family business and start up/entrepreneurship. She is also an author of leadership and entrepreneurship focused articles within leading international magazines and online communities.
During her time working within and at the helm of Mowgli, Kathleen has led the team to double in size within, win 3 major awards for employment generation (impact), mentoring program quality and mentor network in the Arab Region, as well as expand into 8 new countries; enabling Mowgli to considerably increase its reach, impact and sustainability.
Prior to joining Mowgli, Kathleen rose from a Research Consultant to Director of Market Analysis with Contax Partners, a niche oil and gas consulting and business development company based in the UAE.
Kathleen is a founding member of the Entrepreneur Organisation (EO) East Africa chapter, a member of the Global Philanthropy Circle, a mentor and mentee and a proud foster mom of 5 elephants through the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya.