Prof. Robert K.W. Egessa

Prof. Robert K.W. Egessa

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Department of Business Administration and Management Sciences

School of Business and Economics (MMUST)

P.O. Box 190-50100

Kakamega, KENYA

Office no. SOBE BLOCK, Dean’s Office

Kakamega-Webuye Road

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Researcher ID: AAM-5542-2021

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Prof. Robert K.W. Egessa, PhD, CPS(K),CHRP(K)

Job Title and Responsibilities

Associate Professor, Strategic HRM & Corporate Governance 

Prof. Robert K.W. Egessa is an Associate Professor of Strategic Human Resource Management and Corporate Governance in the School of Business and Economics, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST). He teaches Human Resource Management, Strategic Leadership, Consultancy and Corporate Governance courses to undergraduate and postgraduate students. His teaching and researches seek to interrogate organizational Talent Management and Leadership strategies and their alignment and influence in achieving organizational vision and mission, in a bid to create sustainable competitiveness for firms.
Prof.Egessa is a seasoned Governance and Human Resource Management consultant with a practice focused on Strategic Human Resource Management, Corporate Governance, Strategic Leadership, Employee Relations & Labour Law, Career Advisory and Talent Management. He holds a PhD in Business Management-Strategic Management (Strategic Human Resource Management focus) from Moi University, a Master of Business Administration (Human Resource Management) from Kenyatta University and a Bachelor of Education (Arts) from the University of Nairobi. He has also earned Certified Human Resource Management Professional (CHRP-K) and Certified Public Secretary (CPS (K)) qualifications.
He has twenty-nine years’ experience as a lecturer, trainer, researcher, management consultant and practitioner. Of these, he has spent eighteen years in the University sector where in a span of ten years, he has efficaciously held various leadership positions including School Examinations Coordinator, Chairman of the Business Administration and Management Sciences Department, Associate Dean and later Dean of the School of Business and Economics . He is currently the Director, Career Services at MMUST.
Professionally, he is a Member of the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM), Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) and the Institute of Certified Secretaries, Kenya (ICS). He has been involved in Corporate Governance at national level where he has served as a Member of the National Governing Council of KIM, and a Member of the Human Resource Management and Lobbying Committee of the National Governing Council of IHRM.

Professional Memberships and Activities                                                                                         

2006- date:        Full Member, Institute of Human Resource Management-Kenya (IHRM)

2011- date:        Full Member, Kenya Institute of Management (KIM)
2022- date:        Member, Institute of Certified Secretaries, Kenya (ICS)

Some of his key published works include: -   

  1. Morema NE, Ouma C, Egessa R, Nyachiro L,Shisanya M. Self-reported Provision of Preconception Care and Associated Factors. East Afr Health Res J. 2024;8(1):58-66.
  2. Odero, J. A., Egessa, R.K.W., Machuki, K.M., (2024) Competitor Orientation and Innovation: Kenyan Deposit Taking Sacco Experience. Oradea Journal of Business and Economics, 9(1), pp.9-18.
  3. Joshua, G. B., Tsuma, E., Egessa, R., & Onyango, R. (2024). Moderating Role of Perceived Organizational Support on the Effect of Occupational Stress Management Practices on Employee Engagement amongst Law Enforcement Officers in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya. African Journal of Empirical Research, 5(2), 170–179.
  4. Odero,J. A., Egessa, R. K.W., (2023) Board Nationality and Educational Diversity and Organizational Performance: A Systematic Review of Literature, International Journal of Business, Economics and Social Development, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 218-228, DOI:
  5. Asisi, G. I., & Egessa, R. (2023). Market Innovation and Competitiveness of Commercial Banks in Kenya. African Journal of Empirical Research, 4(2), 144– 156.
  6. Shitemi, S., Maingi, M., & Egessa, R. (2023). Effects of Exchange Rate on Performance of Equity Funds in Kenya. African Journal of Empirical Research, 4(2), 891–897.
  7. Odero , J. A., Egessa, R. K., Mogere Machuki, K., & Limonya, J. (2022). Transformational leadership and innovation in deposit taking SACCOs: The moderating role of competitor orientation. International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147- 4478), 11(8), 166–176.
  8. Kavai, M. K., Egessa, R., & Tsuma, E. (2022). Coaching and service delivery among the academic staff in the Kenyan Public Universities. The Strategic Journal of Business & Change Management, 9 (4), 877 – 886.
  9. Onyango, R. O., Egessa, R., & Ojera, P. (2022). Effect of Organizational Justice on Employee Engagement in the Hospitality Industry. European Journal of Business and Management Research, 7(4), 6–13
  10. Onyango, R., Egessa, R. K., & Ojera, P. (2022). Knowledge management and employee engagement in the hospitality industry, International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147- 4478), 11(6), 209–217.

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