Damaris Kimilu is and Associate Consultant with Beryl Consult Limited. An accomplished Management and Communication specialist, Damaris horned her skills in Strategy Development as Head of Corporate Affairs and HR at the Kenya Association of Manufacturers in 2003-2012 where she was part of top leadership team overseeing the development and implementation of four successive Strategic Plans for the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (2001-2005 Business Development Plan; 2005-2007 BDP; 2008-2010 BDP; 2011-2013 BDP.  As a line manager, she also gave oversight to the development and implementation of the Association’s Corporate Communication Strategy, and HRM/HRD Strategy, consequently gaining extensive and solid experience in developing, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating winning strategic plans.  Expert knowledge in Strategy Development, Strategic Communication, Policy Advocacy, Business Sustainability strategies, Organizational Development and Human Resource Management.  Key skills in Public Relations; Media Relations; Corporate Events; Corporate Branding; Research; Staff selection and recruitment; Training and Capacity Building; Employee Satisfaction Surveys; Job Analysis; Coaching and Mentorship; and Performance Appraisal.    She is also the Founder Director and Managing Consultant of Infonet Media Limited, a consultancy firm offering Communication, Policy and Management consultancy services to a growing clientele.