Merab OlangMerab Olang



Occupational Information

Occupation: Human Resources

Occupational Position: Human Resource Director in East Africa, Glaxo Smith Kline Merab Olang' is a Kenyan HR practitioner with 15 years of experience in the practice across various sectors.

Professional History

Merab began her career in the consultancy field serving clients in both the public and private sector across Eastern Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Sudan - now South Sudan) and Ghana. Her assignments spanned across various industries with major focus on manufacturing, financial services, education and transport. She has had upwardly mobile experience, working in the healthcare and the telecommunications industries. Merab is responsible for successful delivery of the HR agenda in 8 countries in the region. As part of the Africa leadership team, she is one of the drivers of the Business' objective to ensure access to medicine for the population in the continent.


A graduate of Banking and Finance from the Kenyatta University in Kenya; A graduate of the Strathmore Business School, Senior Management Leadership Program and a full member of the Institute of Human Resource Management in Kenya.


2015 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow