Mr. Peter Nginga KigutaBoard Chairman
Mr Zachary Mwangi ChegeDirector General and Secretary to the Board
Mrs. Katherine MuokiAlt. to Principal Secretary State Department for Planning, The National Treasury and Planning
Mr. Japh Okoth OlendeMember
Dr. Mary K. LonyangapuoMember
Richard O. Oduor, Ph.D
Dr. Caxton Munyoki
Mr. Peter Nginga Kiguta
Mr. Peter Nginga Kiguta was appointed as the Board Chairman in May 2018. He holds an MA, Economics Policy (1985), Boston University, Massachusetts, USA and BA, Economics – Upper 2nd Class (1981), University of Nairobi, Kenya.
He was employed by the government of Kenya on 20th November 1981 as Economist I, where due to his good performance, he was promoted through five ranks in a span of 14 years (Economist II; Senior Economist; Principal Economist; Deputy Chief Economist) to the level of Chief Economist in 1995.
He was a Lecturer in Economics, Boston University, Boston – Massachusetts, USA, between January and September 1985, where he taught under graduate students in Macro and Micro economics and problems of African Economic Development.
He has authored various academic papers in economics for presentation in conferences and policy dialoguing, and also contributed papers as input in publications by World Bank. He has also published papers in respected trade journals.
He first joined the East African Community as the Macroeconomist on 28th September 1996. He was appointed on merit as the first Director General (Customs & Trade) of the East African Community on 7th December 2004, where he retired on 31st December 2016 upon reaching mandatory retirement age, having worked as the Director General for 12 years. As a Director General, customs and trade, he had the overall responsibility of ensuring that the EAC Customs union takes off and functions effectively. He led a cross functional, multinational team of customs and trade experts with an annual budget of around US$9 million.
Mr Zachary Mwangi Chege
Mr. Mwangi is the Director General of the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), a position he has held since 2012. The Director General KNBS is in charge of designing strategies to enhance data quality across the National Statistical System, and provision of official statistics for evidence-based decision making in the country.
He is also the chair of the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC), the apex decision making body for international statistical activities, including; setting statistical standards; concepts and methods; and their implementation at national and international level. He was appointed to serve in this position for a period of two years during the 49th session of the UNSC meeting held in New York in 2017, after serving as a Vice Chair.
Mr. Zachary Mwangi holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Economic Policy Management from Makerere University, Uganda, and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Economics, First Class Honors, from the University of Nairobi.
He has professional qualifications and exposure acquired locally and internationally in the following areas: Statistical Development; Macroeconomic analysis and modelling, Regional Integration; Project Management; Public Expenditure Management; Risk Management; among others.
As part of his day-to-day assignment, Mr. Mwangi has spearheaded the implementation of several surveys and censuses. He also coordinates preparation of various publications, including: annual Economic Survey reports: annual Statistical Abstract reports: quarterly Gross Domestic Product and Balance of Payments reports; and other socio-economic reports.
Mrs. Katherine Muoki
Katherine Chiteri Muoki is a long serving career Civil Servant who has risen through the ranks to the position of Director of Economic Planning responsible for Infrastructure, Science, Technology and Innovations. She has also held the position of Director of Gender for an intermittent period. She holds a Bachelor of Education Degree (Economic & Business Studies), 1st Class Honours from Kenyatta University and a Masters of Arts (Economics) Degree from the University of Nairobi.
Mrs. Muoki has technical expertise in a number of areas that include; Economic Policy Formulation, Development Planning and Analysis; Strategic Planning; Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation and Impact Analysis; Speech Writing; Participatory Poverty Assessment; Qualitative and Quantitative Statistics Analysis; Human Development Analysis; Research Techniques; Public Finance Management including Budgeting; and Capacity Building.
Among the key activities that she has initiated and/ or coordinated and provided leadership include the drafting of the Poverty Reduction Paper, the Economic Recovery Paper for Wealth Creation, the Vision 2030 and the three Medium Term Plans for the implementation of the Vision 2030. Further she was a member of the think tank that initiated the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) Budgeting Framework. She has co-convened various MTEF budget Sector Working Groups for several years. Further she has initiated development of other key policy documents such as the National Gender Policy, the Status of Women Report, and Kenya National Human Development Reports among others. She has also provided leadership in Participatory Poverty Analysis Studies.
Over the years, Mrs. Muoki has served on several boards. These include, the pioneer boards of the National Commission for Gender and Development; Women Enterprise Fund Advisory Board; Uwezo Fund Oversight Board; Anti-Female Genital Mutilation Board and Affirmative Action Social Development Fund Board. She has also sat on the National Commission for Science and Technology and the Lake Basin Development Authority Board.
Mrs. Muoki is the recipient of two (2) State Awards; Head of State Commendation (HSC) in 2013 and Order of the Grand Warrior (OGW) in 2016
Mr. Japh Okoth Olende
Mr. Japh has been a Senior Business Consultant since the beginning of 2016 after his tenure at AIG Insurance Company spanning over 36 years. At AIG, he was the Chief Executive in charge of East Africa Region for over 19 years.
During his tenure at AIG he acquired extensive experience in all technical aspects of the business, having worked in all departments including Finance, Claims, Underwriting and Distribution. He was part of the AIG Africa Executive Committee which was charged with the responsibility of developing and implementing key business strategies for the Africa Zone including expansion of the brand in East, West and Southern Africa
Some of his key achievements included: Modelled AIG into a customer centric organization, with compelling value proposition and excellent service delivery second to none in profitability in the East Africa insurance industry; he was honored by the Kenya Insurance Industry with Life Time Achievement Award for outstanding role in developing the insurance industry in East Africa and mentoring a number of the present industry leaders and played a leading role in shaping the policy direction of the insurance industry including the formation of the college of insurance, a first one of its kind in Africa.
He has an extensive international working experience having worked in Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, New York and South Africa. He has presented papers at a number of international conferences including Brookings Institute in Washington DC & Chatham House in London,
Mr. Japh has played leadership roles in the past as: President of American Chamber of Commerce Kenya Chapter; Director General of the Insurance Institute of Kenya; Director of the Retirement Benefits Authority; Director KEPSA; Director AIG Kenya & Uganda and Muthaiga Golf Club.
He currently holds directorships of a number of companies including:
Barclays Bank Kenya Ltd; Chairman Barclays Insurance Agency; Jadala Investments company; Ler Limited; 25th Investment Company and Jumbo Chem Company Kenya Ltd.
Mr. Japh Okoth Olonde is a graduate of the University of Nairobi and is a Chartered Insurer of CII London as well as a Member of the Institute of Directors and Certified Trustee.
Dr. Mary K. Lonyangapuo
Dr. Mary K. Lonyangapuo is a holder of Bachelor of Arts in Education from Kenyatta University, a Masters Degree in Linguistics from Leeds University, UK and a PHD in Linguistics from Egerton University. She has over 15 years university teaching experience in the area of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics and has vast knowledge in humanities and social sciences
Her key research areas are in: Syntax, Sociolinguistics and Applied communication and has carried out various researches in linguistics and communicative aspects of language, has written a number of research papers in refereed journals and is a Research Assistant with CASA.
She is a member of the Editorial Board, Jarida la Mwanga wa Lugha, an academic journal at Moi University.
She has served as the Head of Department, Linguistics and Foreign Languages, Moi University; Dean, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Moi University and served as a Council Member, Kenyatta University.
She sits on various School Boards and is currently a Senior lecturer, Department of Linguistics and Foreign Languages, Moi University, where she is also the Patron of I Choose Peace Consortium
Richard O. Oduor, Ph.D
Richard has considerable experience in the field of Biotechnology, and brings to the Board extensive expertise in research and biostatics. His active research focuses on using modern biotechnologies including genetic engineering to improve local staple food crops such as maize, sweetpotato, cassava and sorghum against diseases, drought, aflatoxin, and Striga. He holds a patent on a stress-inducible promoter with the World Intellectual Property Organization and Chairs the Kenya University Biotechnology Consortium; a professional body that brings together experts in Biotechnology from public and private universities to promote safe use and application of modern biotechnology in Kenya. In 2017, Richard was among the 52 African Scientists celebrated by the South African Department of Science and Technology for their outstanding contributions in advancing research in the continent.
Richard has won several research grants, supervised several graduate students and published widely in the discipline. Currently he serves as a Senior Lecturer and Head of Plant Transformation Laboratory in the department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya. Richard holds a PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology from University of Cape Town, an MSc (Biotechnology) and BSc (Biochemistry) both from Kenyatta University, Kenya. In addition, Richard has a postdoctoral training, in drug discovery from Pfizer, UK.
He also holds an Executive Master’s of Science in Management and Organizational Development from United States International University, Africa; a Graduate Diploma in Forensic Sciences from Blackford Institute, UK and a Certificate in Science communication from University of Cape Town. He is currently an Honorary Visiting Fellow of the University of Leicester.
Dr. Caxton Munyoki
Dr. Caxton Munyoki holds a PhD in Business Administration, a Master’s in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce in Business Administration, all from the University of Nairobi.
Dr. Munyoki has 20 years’ experience in the private sector and seven years’ experience in the Public sector. He has been a Chief Executive Officer in Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, Allan Holdings, Kenital Solar, Kenya Bunduki, and Tracker Group of Companies. He also served as a Deputy Chief Executive Officer in TARDA and Kenya Broadcasting Corporation. Dr Munyoki has worked with Bata Shoe company limited as a Marketing Manager.
He has several publications under his name, among them; ‘The Role of Competitive Strategies on Performance of Kenya State Corporations” – by Dr. Caxton Munyoki (International Journal for Innovation Education and Research – IJIER) November 2015’ and “The Joint Influence of Organizational Autonomy, Positioning and Competitive Strategies on Performance of Kenyan State Corporations” – by Dr. Caxton Munyoki (International Journal of Humanities and Social Science) Vol. 5, No. 10(1); October 2015.
He is a member of the Marketing Society of Kenya.