BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Ufadhili Trust is governed by nine members of Board of Trustees drawn from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania with extensive knowledge and experience in different sectors of the society.
John H. Mramba, Kenyan – (CHAIRPERSON)
Mr. John Mramba is the chairperson of the Board of Trustees at the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) Pension Fund and the Vice Chair of the Council of the Flying Doctors Society of Africa. He is the former chairperson of the Board of Directors at the Kenyatta International Conference Center (KICC); Communication Concepts Limited ; Mobil Oil Kenya Community Programme; University of Nairobi -School of Journalism Alumni Association and the Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK). Mr. Mramba has also served on the other boards including the Board of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) and the St. Lukes Hospital Kaloleni in Mombasa.
He is the former Secretary General of the Federation of African Public Relations Associations (IPRA). Mr. Mramba also served as the Managing Director / CEO of Communications Concepts Limited (CCL) ; Director of information and Communication at the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) ; the Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) and the international Council of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)
Dr. Varinder Signh Sur, Kenyan
Dr. Varinder Sigh is a doctor by profession . Currently , he is the coordinator of Rotary Polio Fund and Rotary Medical Camps. He was District Governor of the Rotary Club from the year 2002 to 2003. Dr. Sur is also a trainer on Rotary Information.
Olive D. Luena, Tanzanian
Ms. Olive Luena is the Chief Executive Officer of the Tanzania Gatsby Trust; a charitable Trust whose mandate is to alleviate poverty through supporting Small and Medium Sized Enterprises ( SMEs). She is a Trustee of the Presidential Trust Fund, the Community Development Trust Fund in Tanzania and a board member of a Foundation for Civil Society ( Tanzania). Luena is the founder of Tanzania Association of NGOs (TANGO). She is also a Trustee of Transform Africa; a UK based organization that works in the best possible way to influence a lasting change through out Africa. In January 2009, she was appointed to serve as a member of the Bretton Woods Committee.
Prof. Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba, Kenyan
Prof. PLO Lumumba is the Director of the Kenya School of Law. He is the former Director / Chief Executive of the Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commission ( formerly Kenya Anti – Corruption Commission ). A prominent lawyer and an advocate of the High Courts of Kenya and Tanzania, Pro. Lumumba has practised law for the last 24 years. He has also taught law at the University of Nairobi for 17 years. Between 2001 – 2005, he was the Secretary / CEO of the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission . A prolific orator , Pro. Lumumba has presented numerous papers in conferences , seminars and workshops in Kenya and around the world.
He has been a consultant for international organizations , Governments ministries , associations and companies. An author of ten books , he has published widely including a variety of articles on diverse topics. Prof. Lumumba is a holder of PhD in Law from the University of Ghent in Belgium and Masters and Bachelor’s degrees in Law from the University of Nairobi. He is a member of Law Society of Kenya , International Commission of Jurist. International Bar Association and the institute of Commonwealth Studies. In Community Service , he serves in the Boards of Kalasha Trust and Kenya Institute of Administration. He is a founder of the Center for Environmental Policy and Law in Africa and the PLO – Lumumba Foundation . Prof Lumumba was the recipient of the 2008 Martin Luther King Africa Salute to Greatnesss Award by the Martin Luther King Jnr. Africa Foundation.
Sonia Rasungu, Kenyan
Ms. Sonia Rasugu is a Consultant/ Development Practitioner with ten years experience. She is the former Executive Secretary / Director of Programme Innovation and Capacity Development at the Africa Alliance of YMCA based in Nairobi. Prior to joining the YMCA , she was the Programme Coordinator for Youth Development at the Kenya Community Development Foundation ( KCDF), the only public foundation in Kenya . At KCDF , she managed a grant of USD $1.9 Million funded by the World Bank of Japan Social Development Fund which provided sub – grants to 61 youths serving organizations countrywide, trained over 100- young people on leadership and social accountability and established a movement of young people for civic participation and economic empowerment called “Shabaa”.
She is a strong advocate for youth participation in the social, political and economic development. She has been engaged in numerous voluntary initiatives including serving as the chairperson of Ungana Yougn Friends of AMREF . Sonia is also a former member of staff at Ufadhili Trust.
Ambassador Elkanah Odembo, Kenyan
Ambassador Elkanah Odembo is the Country Director CARE International, Ghana. He is the former Vice – President for Africa , World Council of Credit Union. He has served as the Kenyan Ambassador to United States, France and also accredited to Poland , Serbia and the Vatican.
Ambassador Odembo has spent over 28 years in community development and advocating for social justice. He sits on the Boards of several international organizations and is the founding director of Ufadhili Trust and managing trustee.
Joyce Waiyaki, Kenyan
Ms. Joyce Waiyaki is a marketing practitioner with over 30 years experience. Currently she runs her own firm , Ramata Insurance Agency as the principal officer, which provides advice to individuals and institutions on general and the life insurance , pension , unit trusts and off-shore respectively.
She has served as the president of Rotary Club Nairobi North , past trustee of Palmhouse Foundation , past chairperson of PCEA church of the torch. Joyce is the founder member of the Kenya Women Investment Company , board of management chair – Musa Gitau Girls Boarding School and executive board member -Center for Justice for Crime Against Humanity
June Kivinda , Kenyan
Ms. June Kivinda is a Finance Management Consultant with Earning Nest Limited. She has extensive knowledge and experience in Finance and Accounting. Previously , she has worked for the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) as its Regional Financial Analyst, Kivinda has also worked with Save the Children (UK), Population Service International (PSI) and the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) among other organizations .
She is also a mentor at Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, mentoring women in business. Ms. Kavinda is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (ICPAK)
Amb. Matiya Lubega, Ugandan
Ambassador Matiya Lubega is the former Executive Director of the Kabaka Foundation. He has also served as the Chairman of Nonperforming Assets Trust. He has served as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and an Ambassador. Amb. Lubega is a former United Nations Development Program (UNDP) representative to Nigeria and The Gambia.