Board of Governors

The Academy’s Board of Directors is responsible for the organization’s overall conduct. The Chairman is responsible for running, leading, and governing the Board, setting its agenda, and ensuring its effectiveness.

Joe Ogutu

Chairman

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Brenda Mbathi

BOG Member, President & CEO GE East Africa

Brenda Mbathi is the CEO of GE East Africa. She is responsible for leading GE’s operations within the East African region with a focus on a Company-to-Country approach, demand creation, financing efforts, talent development, risk management, and building a strong GE brand.
In addition to her CEO role, Brenda serves as GE’s Government Affairs & Public Policy Director for East Africa as well as the GE’s Sustainability Director for Africa.
Brenda’s strategic focus on building strong partnerships, localization efforts and accelerating GE’s digital industrial transformation have yielded significant growth outcomes for GE across East Africa.
Brenda has over 30 years of experience in various fields with a recent focus on government affairs & public policy, CSR and general management.
Brenda currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Governors for the MPESA Foundation Academy; a Board Director of the Kenya Private Sector Association (KEPSA); a Governor of the Capital Club; a Trustee of GE Education Trust (South Africa) and leads GE Volunteers across Africa and GE Women’s Network in East Africa.
Prior to joining GE, Brenda was Corporate Affairs Director for East African Breweries Ltd (part of the Diageo group) leading and managing the company’s reputation including stakeholder management; sustainability agenda (leading the EABL foundation); public affairs & communication including investor & media relations.

Su Kahumbu

BOG Member

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.

Rita Marshall

BOG Member

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.

Wambui Collymore

BOG Member

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.

Ronnie Andrews

BOG Member

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.

Lord Michael Hastings

BOG Member

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.

Wandia Gichuru

BOG Member, Co-Founder and CEO at Vivo Activewear

Wandia Gichuru is the Co-Founder and CEO of Vivo Woman, a
retailing clothing business that was started in 2011. In 8 years of
operation, Vivo has blossomed into the “go-to” store for stylish
yet comfortable, functional and affordable women’s clothing in
Kenya. The brand is known for its bright, versatile, colourful and
edgy styles.
Vivo is Kenya’s fastest growing local fashion brand, currently
having 14 stores as well as an e-commerce platform and a very
active social media following. Through its commitment to
designing and manufacturing locally, Vivo is able to offer products
that are specifically tailored to suit and compliment the modern
African woman.
Prior to starting Vivo, Wandia spent over 15 years as international
development adviser and held positions with the UK government,
the UN and the World Bank. In addition to running Vivo, Wandia
is also a certified life coach and is a business mentor. She is
passionate about changing the way Africa is seen and sees itself
through strengthening African brands, talent and creativity, and
developing partnerships across Africa and between Africa and the
rest of the world. She is also passionate about transforming lives
through job creation and supporting women in business. She lives
in Nairobi with her two daughters, aged 15 and 16.

Linda Lockhart

BOG Member, Co-Founder and CEO at Vivo Activewear

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.