Change of Guard at NDMA

NDMA Chief Executive Officer Lt Col. (Rtd) Hared Hassan (right), NDMA Board Chairman Mr. Raphael Nzomo (centre) and the former CEO Mr. James Oduor at the NDMA Headquarters at Lonrho House, Nairobi. Lt Col. (Rtd) Hassan officially took over the position on February 14, 2022.

Prof. Margaret Kobia, the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Public Service, Gender, Senior Citizens Affairs and Special Programmes has, on recommendation of the NDMA Board of Directors, appointed Lt Col. (Rtd) Hared Hassan as the new Chief Executive Officer with effect from February 14, 2022.

Lt Col. (Rtd) Hassan takes over from Mr. James Oduor, who was CEO since establishment of the Authority in 2012.

Hared brings with him a wealth of experience earned over an expansive career in corporate leadership in the public sector said Board of Directors Chairman Mr. Raphael Nzomo.

Before joining NDMA, Lt Col. (Rtd) Hassan was with the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) where he worked in several departments, including the Deputy Director and Head of Enforcement & Accident Investigation; Head of Safety Compliance, Driver Training, Testing and Police Liaison; Head of Licensing; and lastly as Head of Motor Vehicle registration. He also previously worked with the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) as the Director, Inspection and Monitoring where he worked for a year.

He has undertaken several trainings and courses in matters of security, investigation and management. A graduate of the University of Nairobi with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Masters Degree in International Conflict Management, Lt Col. (Rtd) Hassan also has a Masters Degree in Strategic Security Studies (Combating Terrorism) from the National Defence University (USA) and Masters Degree in Military Arts and Science from the Command and Staff College (USA).

I want all members of staff and call upon all our stakeholders who have supported us over the years to accord the incoming CEO all the necessary cooperation as he embarks on his tour of duty, said Nzomo.

Lt Col. (Rtd) Hassan joined the Kenyan Armed Forces in 1986, where on completion of the Military training he became a platoon Commander between 1987 and 1989. He rose through the ranks and in 2013 worked as the Staff Officer, Kenya Rapid Deployment Capability, where he deputised the Chief of Staff.