Head of Legal and HR

Head of Legal and HR

Client: Orbit Chemicals

Sector: Manufacturing

Requirement: Head of Legal and HR

The Client Orbit Chemical Industries Ltd. is amongst the leading industrial companies in the region, having evolved from a trader of chemicals to a state-of-the-art outsourced manufacturing model that is vertically integrated to provide high quality finished products, packaging and labeling to global multinational companies and leading regional players of fast-moving consumer goods.

The Challenge The company is focused on strengthening their product development and innovation capabilities, and have ambitious plans for strong growth and regional expansion. They also brought on investment partner Catalyst Principal Partners in 2016, and needed a sharp-minded, business savvy Head of Legal and HR to provide in-house legal counsel to the business, and strengthen their HR function. More specifically they needed a Kenyan with a JD/MBA within a few weeks.

The Results Within a week, KCH sourced and interested an experienced corporate/commercial legal and business consultant with experience working in both Kenyan and North American markets. Farah was a Kenyan MBA and Law School graduate, who had moved home to offer her legal and business skills set to fast-growth, highly-regulated and multi jurisdictional startups.


“KCH has carved a niche in assisting the people in the diaspora to get opportunities that are suitable for them. They are contributing positively in bringing talent back home and fighting the brain drain syndrome”

Farah Esmail, Head of Legal & HR, Orbit Chemicals