Board of Trustees
John H. Mramba, Kenyan- (Chairperson)
Mr. John Mramba is the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, 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 of the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (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). Mramba has also served on other boards including the board of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) and St. Luke’s Hospital, Kaloleni in Mombasa. He is the former Managing Director /CEO of CCL-PR, former Secretary General of the Federation of African Public Relations Associations (FAPRA) as well as a member of the International Public Relations Association (IPRA).
Dr. Varinder Singh Sur, Kenyan
Dr. Varinder Singh 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 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 throughout Africa. In January 2009, she was appointed to serve as a member of the Bretton Woods Committee; a select group of leading international citizens who share a commitment to global problem solving through effective multilateral financial institutions. Luena was the co-founding chairperson of the East Africa Association of Grantmakers. She is an Eisenhower fellow, and also a fellow of the Johns Hopkins University and the Synergos Institute of New York, USA.
Ambassador Matiya Lubega, Ugandan
Amb. Matiya Lubega is the Executive Director of Kabaka Foundation. He is also the Chairman of the Nonperforming Assets Trust. He has served as a permanent secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and an ambassador. Amb.Lubega is a former United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Representative to Nigeria and the Gambia.
Prof. Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba, Kenyan
Prof. PLO Lumumba is the former Director/Chief Executive of Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, (formerly Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission) A prominent lawyer and an advocate of the High Courts of Kenya and Tanzania, Prof. Lumumba has practiced 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, Prof. Lumumba has presented numerous papers in conferences, seminars and workshops in Kenya and around the world. He has also been a consultant for international organizations, Government 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 a 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 Jurists, International Bar of 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 Centre 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 Greatness Award by the Martin Luther King Jr Africa Foundation.
Sonia Rasugu, Kenyan
Ms. Sonia Rasugu is the Executive Secretary/ Director for Programme Innovation and Capacity Development at the Africa Alliance of YMCA based in Nairobi. The Africa Alliance of YMCA is the coordinating agency for 20 national movements in Africa and also provides technical/capacity enhancement support. Rasugu is a development practitioner with ten years experience. Prior to joining 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 and Japan Social Development Fund which provided sub-grants to 61 youth and youth serving organizations countrywide, trained over 1,000 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-Young Friends of AMREF. Sonia is also a former member of staff at Ufadhili Trust.
Ambassador Elkanah Odembo, Kenyan
H.E. Elkanah Odembo is the Kenyan Ambassador to United States. Prior to his appointment, He was the Kenyan Ambassador to France and also accredited to Poland, Serbia and the Vatican. Ambassador Odembo has spent the last 28 years in community development and advocating for social justice. He is a member of a number of national task forces and committees and is the former chairperson of the Kenya National Council of NGOs. Odembo is the founding director of Ufadhili Trust and managing trustee.
Joyce Waiyaki, Kenyan
Ms. Joyce Wayaki is a marketing practitioner with over 25 years experience. Currently, Joyce runs Ramata Insurance Agency as the principal officer, which provides general, life, investment, pension and offshore advice to individuals and institutions. Waiyaki is the past president of the Rotary Club-Nairobi North from 2009-2010. She is a founder member of the Kenya Women Investment Company Limited, a Trustee of the Palmhouse Foundation and an executive board member of the Centre for Justice and Crime Against Humanity. Waiyaki is the chairperson of the board of governors, Musa Gitau Secondary School and the chairperson of the Presbyterian Church of Eastern Africa (PCEA) of the Torch, Thogoto-Kenya.
Mumo Kivuitu, Executive Director/Board Secretary