Maria Kagai Ligaga is a global HR leadership professional with experience across various industries such as telecommunications, banking, pharmaceutical, FMCG, and international NGOs. She has over eighteen progressive years of generalist human resource management with depth in organizational management, talent management, leadership development, and reward. Maria is currently an independent consultant at Living Goods Kenya. She has previously worked with organizations like African Development Bank in Cote D’Ivoire, Vodafone Group/Safaricom (Kenya & UK), Ecobank Transactional International in Togo, Novartis Pharma is Switzerland & Morocco, Mumias Sugar in Kenya, Coca-Cola East and Central Africa in Kenya and various international non-governmental organizations such as World Vision, Joint Voluntary Agency, Norwegian People’s Aid and the International Planned Parenthood Federation. Maria holds a Masters in Consulting & Coaching for Change from University of Oxford, graduated from Kenyatta University with a Bachelor of Education majoring in French and business studies, has a Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management from the Institute of Personnel Management and Diploma in Executive Coaching Acquired from learning institution in Kenya at Academy of Executive Coaching, UK. She is a member (Chairperson) of HRMPEB and a member of the Institute of Human Resource Management.