Irene Kiwia is an accomplished entrepreneur whose career spans over 18 years in Business
Management, Media, Public Relations Communications, Gender and Youth Empowerment. She
is the Founder and CEO of Frontline Management, a management firm with 3 dynamic divisions;
• Frontline Porter Novelli, a PR and communication division that is a global partner of
Porter Novelli the US-based PR leader owned by the communication conglomerate
OMNICOM, and has a presence in over 85 countries.
• Frontline Solutions - A technology division that builds solutions to complex social
challenges including KWEA a soon to be launched platform established with the aim to
provide high quality products to consumers at affordable prices using e-channels and
direct selling as an alternative trading channel, through elevation of local manufacturing
capacity, using best in class quality systems, technology and supply chain management.
• Tanzania Women of Achievement (TWA) – a not for profit entity to empower women and
girls through social and economic transformation with flagship programs including
Tanzania Women of Achievement Awards, Capacity Building Workshops and Twaa
Mentorship App an innovative platform that allows women to mentor girls and share
knowledge and information anytime, anywhere!
Recognition of her role as a woman leader empowering other women and the girl child include,
being mentored by a Fortune 500 company woman leader under the 2010 Fortune/US State
Department Women Mentoring Program, receiving the Coin of Excellence from the US
Ambassador to Tanzania in 2011, becoming a 2014 Global Health and Diplomacy Fellow,
participating in the 2014 UN General Assembly Health and Young Girl’s Empowerment Forums
and being honored 2015 Woman of The Year Africa by Africa Reconnect, a South African based
leadership organization that honors outstanding African leaders who empower women.
A Rotarian at heart, Irene serves as Director on the Boards of Rotary Club (Bahari, Dar es
Salaam), Swala Energy Trust, WGI –Wilson Global Initiative and Women In Africa (WIA) – Club
She has a Bachelor Degree in International Relations and Public Administration and a Master’s
Degree in Business Administration (Marketing) both from the University of Dar es Salaam.
Irene is mother to 3 sons; Axel (1 year), Ethan (6 years) and Zion (12 years).