Charlene Githu – Africa MBA indaba

Charlene Githu



Charlene W Githu
MBA – WITS Business School & HEC Paris
L'Oréal South Africa


I am a personable, highly motivated individual with advanced knowledge in general management disciplines. My area of expertise lies in strategic analysis drawn from my appreciation for in depth detail of business issues. My strong work ethic drives my ability to apply myself for extended periods of time while enjoying my work and ensuring tasks get completed on time. I flourish in environments that afford me the opportunity to not only lead but to follow and receive guidance, which will contribute to my organizational learning and personal development. Through previous work experience I have developed the ability to be flexible in a demanding work environment, which I believe to be an asset. I am known for my clear articulation in verbal and written communication, which is integral to allow for effective integration into the culture the organization in addition to working confidently with my colleagues.

• Currently the Senior Product Manager for Maybelline New York (L’Oréal South Africa). Our ambition is to make Maybelline New York the number one cosmetics brand in South Africa
• 2015 MBA graduate (WITS Business School & HEC Paris) with a special focus on Strategy and Business in Africa. My research thesis is based on the Social Political Economy of South Africa.
• 5 years of marketing experience