Sumayya is a lawyer who combines commercial legal experience with executive experience in the oil & gas sectors in Kenya. She provides advisory services in oil & gas, law, leadership and governance. She is the founder of GFunze Limited an e-learning platform which offers technical as well as vocational programs.
Sumayya served as the CEO of the National Oil Corporation of Kenya, a state owned petroleum company operating in both upstream oil and gas exploration and downstream marketing and distribution of petroleum products.
Sumayya is an Eisenhower Fellow and has received several local and international awards including the Top 40 Under 40, Lifetime Achievement, Best CEO in Kenya and Outstanding Women Leadership Awards.
Ms. Hassan is a keynote speaker and trainer at national and international fora on oil & gas, leadership and governance.
She has initiated various programmes for the economic empowerment of youth and women and is now, as the Patron of the Muslim Deaf Association of Kenya, also focusing on empowerment of the deaf and hearing impaired.
Sumayya is the hostess of ‘Aspire a TV show on leadership and personal development.College of Biological and Physical Sciences School of Biological Sciences