Betty Mahugu: Quality that soars above ordinary

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Betty Mahugu is a Kenyan businesswoman and philanthropist. She is the president and founder of the Twende Jerusalem Foundation which was founded in January 2012, Nairobi, Kenya. Under this umbrella, she founded and organised the inaugural Israel experience expo and Conferences in Nairobi with great success to encourage trade between Kenya and Israel. Following the same’s success, many Israeli businesses have entered Kenya with young Kenyans from universities and other learning institutions who adore Israel and Israeli culture being brought together to launch agribusiness ventures around the nation, among other projects, for socio-economic empowerment and food security.

Mahugu is also the CEO and President of the East African company Go Tell World Exposures, which was founded in August 1995. She serves as Go Tell Tours & Travels Limited’s CEO established in December 1995 as well.

Mahugu, who has worked in the tourism industry since her youthful days is an advocate for finding enjoyment in one’s work because she believes that passion is a key component to success in any career or business. With the mission to “Go Tell Africa, “ARISE & SHINE,” Mahugu, a team player relentlessly envisions a transformed Africa.

Mahugu for her tenacity and brilliance was appointed to the African Tourism Board as an ambassador. Her main goal is to impart entrepreneurial knowledge to the next generation for future generations.

She bagged her first degree in 1995 in hospitality and tourism, at Kenyatta University, Kenya. She also had a bachelor of education (BEd) in Home Economics and Décor and Ronin South Africa. She also studied International Relations and Public Administration at William Blue College of Hospitality Management.

Due to her love for orphans, a habit she termed “amazing”, she decided to voluntarily give care to orphans at Faith Home. A commitment she never ceases to keep since January 2015 till date.

Speaking about Mahugu’s excellent spirit, Segun Fakolade had just one word to describe her, “Betty Mahugu is a professional.”

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