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Gladys Ogallo

Gladys Ogallo MBA

Founder & MD, Virtual HR Services Limited

Born in Kenya

Gladys Ogallo is the Founder & Managing Director of Virtual Human Resources Services Ltd.

A highly motivated and results oriented Professional with significant experience on Company Boards. With proven experience in selling ideas she is passionate about, leading teams and motivating teams for performance. A sharp commercial acumen.

A successful track record in Human Resource Management gained over 14 years, her experience is across the African continent, having managed Human Resources in 9 African countries. Her experience is across iconic brand names in the ICT sector in Africa – Africa Online, UUNET (now MTN Business). A seasoned and respected mentor who has guided key senior professionals in developing successful careers.

A capable decision maker and effective communicator with the ability to forge relationships at all levels effectively, which has developed working in a global environment. A risk taker with a keen entrepreneurial mind

Business Address

Ngong Rd, Nairobi, Kenya

Professional details

Current Position(s)

Non-Executive Director | Housing Finance
Nairobi, Kenya | 2014 - present

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Founder & Managing Director | Virtual HR Services Ltd
Nairobi, Kenya | 2010 - present

Human Resources and Recruitment

Founded and developed the vision, the strategy and the implementation of this consulting firm. Virtual HR services has on its client base some of the big brands in the region; De la Rue Currency & Security Print Ltd, Chase Bank, Bank of Kigali (Rwanda), Crystal Ventures Ltd (Rwanda), Zain Kenya, Nokia OY, Mercantile Insurance, Carana Corporation

Board Member | PACIS Insurance Company Limited
Nairobi, Kenya

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Board Member | Crystal Ventures Ltd
Kigali, Rwanda


Previous Position(s)

Head of Human Resources | MTN Business Limited
Nairobi, Kenya | 2001 - 2010

ICT and Telecommunications

Developed and executed the Human Resources strategy focusing on employee performance measures and employee engagement.

MTN Business Limited is formerly UUNET Kenya

Head of Training | Africa Online Ltd
Nairobi, Kenya | 1999 - 2001

ICT and Telecommunications

Developed and executed the Training & Development strategy for the Africa region with a special focus on product development and employee engagement. This role covered Ghana, Cote d’ivoire, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya

Director - Management & Leadership | Strathmore University
Nairobi, Kenya | 1991 - 1999

Academia, Education and Training

Responsible for development of effective market oriented curricula, recruitment and selection of lecturers, evaluation of the students to ensure they meet the NEBS International Leadership standards. Also responsible for preparing the students to pass the international exam

Educational history


Alliance Girls High School, Kikuyu, Kenya (1985)


Newport University

1998 - 2001


Newport University

Kenyatta University

Nairobi, Kenya | 1987 - 1990

Bachelor of Education

Nairobi, Kenya | Completed 2011

Fast Forward MasterClass - (A Leadership Management course)

A program run by Sunny Bindra of Sunwords.Com

Completed 2010

Trained and certified to administer Assessment tests by SHL South Africa

Nairobi, Kenya | Completed 2009

Fast Forward (A Leadership Management course) run by Sunny Bindra of Sunwords.Com

Strathmore Business School

Nairobi, Kenya | Completed 2008

The Effective Director (TED)

A course for Boards of Directors

Nairobi, Kenya | Completed 2008

Corporate Governance Program



Top 40 under 40 Women | 2009

Other Achievements

Founded and developed a consultancy firm, Virtual HR Services Ltd

Virtual HR has a respectable client base, owns its own office space in a spacious and prestigious address and continues to grow.

Designed and developed a new vision and strategy

International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Centers of Excellence across the globe – Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Americas.

Accomplished Speaker

Various high level global Conferences organized by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in South Korea, Egypt, Uganda, Zambia.

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