Biography: ESTHER PASSARIS

#PulseBiography

Biography: Esther Passaris

Nairobi Woman Representative, Esther Passaris Muthoni Rosanna was born in 1964 to a Greek father and Dutch-Kikuyu mother, in Mombasa, Kenya.

She went for her Primary and Secondary school education at the Aga Khan Academies in Mombasa and upon completion, she Strathmore Business School for an Advanced Management Program in collaboration with the University of Nevarra.

Passaris is also a holder of a Diploma in Law from the University of London and a BSc in International Business Administration.

Career

Esther Passaris started out as a Secretary in 1980s for Southern Oil PTY Ltd- Swellendam, South-Africa.

In 1985 to 1989, she worked as a Sales and Marketing Manager for Nyali Beach Hotel before she moved to left to try Modelling where she was a Miss Kenya Finalist in 1991.

She went on to work for Africa Air Rescue (AAR) as Marketing Manager as she also founded her company Sharper Images.

Passaris has previously worked as Resolution Health E.A Ltd Regional Manager for Western Kenya.

She also founded Adopt-A-Light an initiative that restored street lighting for use by street children in exchange for free advertising.

Politics

Passaris who is known as a Socialpreneur and philanthropist threw herself into the field of politics when she vied to be Mayor of Nairobi City.

In 2013, she vied for the position of Woman Representative in Nairobi but lost to Rachel Shebesh.

She vied again in 2017 and won. She is the current Nairobi Woman Representative.

Family

Esther Passaris is married to Pius Ngugi and they are blessed with two children.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

1 dead: How Komothai Girls defended themselves after boys invaded their dorm

1 dead: How Komothai Girls defended themselves after boys invaded their dorm

New closing time for Bars and Restaurants, CS clarifies on wearing masks

New closing time for Bars and Restaurants, CS clarifies on wearing masks

Police act after bombing incident at Boniface Mwangi's Machakos home

Police act after bombing incident at Boniface Mwangi's Machakos home

90-year-old's dream comes true after he got an audience with Uhuru [Video]

90-year-old's dream comes true after he got an audience with Uhuru [Video]

2 women in viral video of Ndichu twins finally narrate what led to assault

2 women in viral video of Ndichu twins finally narrate what led to assault

New National ID will have a microchip and allow citizens to travel outside Kenya - Uhuru

New National ID will have a microchip and allow citizens to travel outside Kenya - Uhuru

Uhuru lifts nationwide Curfew

Uhuru lifts nationwide Curfew

2 moments which proved politicians are not enemies during Mashujaa Day celebrations

2 moments which proved politicians are not enemies during Mashujaa Day celebrations

Mwai Kibaki is my hero - Raila declares

Mwai Kibaki is my hero - Raila declares