Ms Kapila is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a business law expert with deep knowledge of trade and regional integration having among others, helped establish the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) Court of Justice and provided technical support to USAID regional trade team to encourage free movement of goods and trade between member states. She also has over 30 years’ experience in governance for banks, bilateral and multilateral donor agencies, research institutes as well as businesses at large.
With a career that started in mid-70’s, Ms Kapila has held several roles including but not limited to Assistant Legal Officer for KCB Bank Limited, Legal Advisor and Company Secretary for CBA Bank Limited, Legal Consultant for World Bank – Agriculture Division, Legal Consultant for USAID Regional Legal Office and Legal Consultant for International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF). Currently, she is a Development Consultant.
She is a current board member of International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) (also former president), FIDA Kenya (also co-founder), Capital Club East Africa, and the Beth Mugo Cancer Foundation. She is a past board member of Ecobank Kenya Limited, the East African Building Society Bank, and Hillcrest International Schools.
Ms Kapila holds a B.A. (Hon) Economics and Political Science degree, a Diploma in Journalism as well as an LL.B. Public and Private International Law degree all from the University of Mumbai, India. She also holds an Executive MBA, International Business Development, and Leadership from Inoorero University, Kenya/CBS-SIMI Executive, Denmark. She is also a Chartered Meditator and Conciliator duly commissioned by the Kenya Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators and the Mediation Training Institute East Africa.