Mr. Lerionka S Tiampati MBS / CEO KTDA Holdings

Mr. Lerionka Tiampati is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Tea Development Agency Holdings Ltd. KTDA Holdings through its management services arm manages 67 tea factory companies throughout the country which are owned by tea farmers.  KTDA Management Services oversees the field activities, factory processing, logistics and sales of tea through various channels to a number of export destinations. The smallholders in Kenya number over 600,000 cultivating tea on over 130,000 ha and producing over 250,000 tons of made tea.  This accounts for approximately 57% of Kenya’s tea exports.

KTDA has established six (7) Subsidiary Companies along the tea value chain that provide services, reduce cost of operations and enhance efficiency for the farmers.

Mr. Tiampati has had long and varied experience in management having served with companies in Agriculture, manufacturing, mining and financial services.

He sits on the Board of Family Bank and the Standard newspaper group.  He is a past Chairman of the East Africa Tea Trade Association and Director Tea Board of Kenya.

Mr. Tiampati holds a Postgraduate Degree (MSc.) in Marketing and Product Management from the Cranfield Institute of Technology (Cranfield University) in the United Kingdom, a Diploma of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (DIPM) from the United Kingdom and Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration (B.Com) from the University of Nairobi.