Ms. Wainaina is the Assistant Secretary General for Human Resources Management at the United Nations. Prior to this appointment of 25 September 2014 by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Ms. Wainaina was Chief Human Resources Officer and a member of the Executive Committee at Royal Philips in the Netherlands. Ms. Wainaina has extensive experience in various areas of management including human resources strategy, leadership development, change management and driving organizational transformation. She has held high-level positions with Royal Philips and Coca-Cola. She started her career as a consultant with Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Kenya.