Flora Mutahi

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Flora Mutahi
Alma mater
OccupationAccountant, business executive, entrepreneur
Years active1998 — present
TitleChief Executive Officer of Melvin Marsh International Limited

Flora Mutahi is a Kenyan accountant, entrepreneur and corporate executive. She is chairperson of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers. She is also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Melvin Marsh International Limited the manufacturer of Melvin's Tea, a Kenyan brand.[1]

Background and education[edit]

She was born in Kenya and attended local schools for her primary and secondary education. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Finance, obtained from the United States International University. She also has an Executive Master of Business Administration, awarded by the University of Cape Town in South Africa. She is a Certified Public Accountant.[2]

Work history[edit]

At the beginning, Mutahi borrowed money from her mother, in order to qualify for a bank loan. She first ventured into manufacturing salt. Later she started her tea business. She also has started rice processing and marketing.[3] She is most known for Melvin Marsh International, the company she founded in 1995, where she has served as CEO, since.[4]


Flora Mutahi is a married mother of three children.[1][5] In November 2017, she was elected vice-chairperson of the business council of the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).[6] Mutahi is a member of the board of directors of Seed Hope, a Kenyan non-profit striving to improve the living conditions of the slum-dwellers in the Kibera shanty town.[2][7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Biko, Jackson (24 August 2017). "From selling salt". Business Daily Africa. Nairobi. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b Mphahlele, Thabo (22 May 2017). "Flora Mutahi, Melvin Marsh International Founder and CEO". South Africa: Biznisafrica.com. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  3. ^ Munde, Claire (2016). "6 Boss Kenyan Women On Balancing Life And Business". Sheleadsafrica.org. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  4. ^ Flora Mutahi (5 January 2018). "Flora Mutahi: Chairlady Kenya Association of Manufacturers and Founder & CEO Melvins Tea". Linkedin.com. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  5. ^ Mahugu, Jacqueline (27 February 2017). "Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) Chairperson Flora Mutahi 10 tenets on creating a great business". The Standard (Kenya). Nairobi. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  6. ^ Kithinji, Brian (30 November 2016). "Kenya Manufacturers Boss Flora Mutahi takes up COMESA Council Vice Chair Position". Nairobi: News24africa.com. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  7. ^ Wahito, Margaret (24 July 2014). "Paunrana elected new KAM chairman". Nairobi: 98.4 Capital FM. Retrieved 5 January 2018.

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