Leadership | WWF Kenya

                        WWF-KENYA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

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Isaac Awuondo is an accomplished businessman and investor who sits on boards of several public and private organisations, including Africa Trade Insurance, Bata Shoes Company Kenya Limited, Nairobi Hospital and Riara University Council.

He is also significantly involved charitable and philanthropic activities, he is Chairman of the Kenya Conservatoire of Music and The Rhino Trust, a conservation charity involved in preservation of environmental biodiversity through fencing of the Aberdare Forest, the largest and main water tower  for Kenya, and the Zawadi Africa Education Fund, an educational charity involved in providing scholarship support to disadvantaged girls within Africa and presently operating in Kenya, Uganda, South Africa and Ghana. 
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Mr. Richard Kaguamba is an accomplished natural resource management specialist with over 20 years’ experience gained from a number of countries including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Philippines, Indonesia, Brazil, Peru and Mongolia.

He has worked with UNEP World Bank SIDA, GTZ among others in various capacities on conservation and in particular natural resource management, climate change, forest management, water resource management among others.

Richard will bring valuable skills in area of conservation and development. He holds a PhD in Agriculture majoring on Forestry Management.
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Mary Kimonye is the immediate former CEO of Brand Kenya Board and joins WWF-Kenya Board with over 24 years’ experience in public service.

She also bears several years of experience in management consultancy for the private sector.

She holds an MBA and currently pursuing Doctoral studies at the University of Nairobi. She is also a member of the Marketing Society of Kenya, Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Kenya Institute of Management.

Mary has won several awards including the prestigious Presidential award, Moran of the Burning Spear (MBS) in recognition towards National image building among others.

From her knowledge, experience and wisdom Mary will be instrumental in helping WWF-Kenya’s brand building among other organisational and managerial capabilities.
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Dr.Ibrahim Ali has a vast experience in conservation. He was involved in the development of the Kenya National Environment  Action Plan and has had conservation experience in various capacities. These include Trustee National Environment Trust Fund/Desertification Trust Fund, Director African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (K) Ltd.

Presently he is the Trustee at Kenya Conservation Trust and African Conservation Education where he participated in assisting in the development and implementation of biodiversity conservation programme and initiatives.

He was also elected as an Executive Committee member for Executive Member of the Board, Youth for Development & Cooperation in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 

Ibrahim will add immense value to the Board from his wealth of experience, which combines conservation, organizational development, programme development, public relations & fundraising.
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Mr.Andrew Reicher is an experienced businessman and investor, accomplished in the area of financial management and audit and has previously served in the WWF-UK Board which he left in December 2015 to join the WWF-Kenya Board.

He also brings a wealth of experience from serving in various other boards and has a great passion for conservation. 
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Saadia Karimbux is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with over 19 years’ experience in legal issues. She has deep and demonstrated passion for nature.  

She has been involved in a number of conservation related initiatives through her support of Nature Kenya and participates in bird counts.

She brings to the Board her wealth of experience in legal matters as well as diverse perspectives on drivers of environmental change and approaches to managing them.
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Mr.Mohamed Awer is the Chief Executive Officer of WWF-Kenya which is part of WWF international; one of the largest conservation organizations in the world. He was previously the Country Director of WWF-Kenya has since been named CEO.

His professional training includes Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Engineering as well as Masters in Enviornmental Studies. Mohamed has also been instrumental in leading the organizatio in tackling matters related to conservation and sustainablity from micro to macro.

During his tenure as a Director at Good Stuff International, he successfully supported WWF Eastern Africa Regional Office covering Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and DRC in implementing Water Resource Managment in the region. His work has touched on issues of governance and research.

He has been inflential in bringing successful private and public partnerships in the Naivasha and Mau River Basins.

His board memeberships include Vice Chairman of Egerton University Council as well as Director at Floriculture Sustainablity Initiative (FSI) in the Netherlands.