Hannah is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with over 20 years of experience in legal standing. She is currently practicing Law in the name and style of Hannah Muriithi & Co. Advocates in Nairobi, specializing in Legal Research & consultancy, Legal Audit and Emerging Areas of Law.
Hannah has previously served on various other Boards, including state corporations, prior to her appointment as the Chairperson, KDIC Board of Directors.
As Chair of the Task Force for Universal Health Coverage (UHC), notable achievements in Hannah’s governance pathway was the formulation of the UHC framework, currently documented in the Government's vision and Development Blueprint as one of the keys in the 'Big four’ Agenda. The strategy guarantees accessible, affordable and sustainable health insurance. (2018-2021)
Further, Hannah was the Founder Chairperson of the Board of Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), where she spearheaded the operationalization of the organization from inception to become one of the revered parastatals in the Country.
She has served as the Chairperson of a Task Force under the Ministry of Agriculture, which as per its Terms of Reference, succeeded in consolidating 8 parastatals dealing with coffee, tea, sugar, horticulture, pyrethrum, sisal, cotton, coconut to form one parastatal called Agriculture Fisheries and Food Authority (AFFA).
Hannah holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (Strategic Management) from Moi University (MBA), a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) (Hons.) from the University of Nairobi and a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law (Dip KSL). She is also a Certified Public Secretary of Kenya (CPS.K). An active member of the Law Society of Kenya and the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICSK).
Dr. Kamau Thugge, C.B.S., is the tenth Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), and has been in office since June 19, 2023. Dr. Thugge joined CBK after a long and distinguished career in the international and Kenyan public service. He worked in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in both policymaking and non-policymaking departments. These include the Policy Review and Development Department and the Trade Policy Division. In these roles, Dr. Thugge helped to design the Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative as well as other policy initiatives. He also worked on various Article IV missions. Dr. Thugge also served as Mission Chief to Botswana and Lesotho in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis,. Dr. Thugge has held various senior roles in Kenya, including as the Head of the Fiscal and Monetary Affairs Department at the National Treasury, as Economic Secretary and as Senior Economic Advisor. Dr. Thugge also served as Principal Secretary at the National Treasury, and lately as Senior Advisor to the President and Head of Fiscal and Budget Affairs. Dr. Thugge helped to design and implement various laws including the Public Finance Management Act, the Commission on Revenue Allocation Act, the Independent Officers (Appointment) Act, the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Act, and many more. In these roles, he also served on various boards including that of the Central Bank of Kenya, the Monetary Policy Advisory Committee (and later the Monetary Policy Committee), the Kenya Revenue Authority and the Capital Markets Authority. The Governor holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Colorado College, and Master’s and PhD Degrees in Economics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States.
Mr. Akali James Agembe is a financial specialist with vast experience spanning over 15 years drawn from both Public, NGO, and Private sectors.
Over years, Mr. Akali served in different capacities at STOP TB Partnership-UNOPS Funded project, Direct Relief International (DRI), Wits Health Consortium (pty) Ltd-Funded by Global fund and world Bank, ICAP/CDC -PEPFAR Funded project, APHIA II Nyanza (USAID funded) initiative and presently at OGRA FOUNDATION.
Through his professional career, he mastered supervisory of project operational teams, coordination of finance, budget management, monitoring internal controls, grants, human resources, administration, procurement, logistics, security, and overseas fraud mitigation systems and practices.
Mr. Akali holds an MBA in Business Administration – (Finance) from Maseno University, Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BBA-Finance) from Maseno University, Dip. Business Management, Cert. in Project mgt. (UK).
In addition, He is a member of Chartered Institute of Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and currently pursuing a PhD. (Finance) and ACCA Certification.
Joseph Kiptoo Ng’etich is an accomplishedHuman Resource Practitioner with over 25 years of experiencecutting across public and private sectors, academia and consulting.
Mr.Ng’etich has thus served in various organizations among them KASNEB, KCCT (Currently Multimedia University), Bob Morgan Services Ltd and Kapsabet Nandi Water and Sanitation Company (KENAWASCO) where he currently sits as an independent non-executive board member.
He is credited for various achievements such as averting looming strikes of workers through strategic negotiations, guiding the formulation of policies, structure reviews and restructuring of companies.
Mr Ng’etich has also spearheaded initiatives to create and motivate teams and rolled out performance management systems to enhance productivity
Some of his areas of interest include leadership and governance, strategy development and execution, general management and administration, change management, organizational restructuring, capacity building and talent management.
Mr.Ng’etichis currently pursuing a doctorate degree (DBA) in Leadership & Organizational Change at United States International University (USIU).
He holds a double MBA degree in Strategic Management and Human Resources Management from USIU, a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Accounting Option) from University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, a Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management, and a Diploma in Law (Paralegal).
He is a member of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM), Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) and Institute of Directors.
Mr. Olaka is the Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Bankers Association, an appointment he took up in 2010. Previously he was with the East African Development Bank (EADB), where he held various positions, including; Director of Operations, Resident Manager-Kenya, Manager-Risk and Control, Chief and Internal Auditor. He has also worked at Banque Indosuez (now Bank of Africa) as an Internal Auditor having started his career at Price Waterhouse Coopers, Nairobi.
Mr. Olaka holds a First Class Honours BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nairobi, MBA in Finance from Manchester Business School in the UK and a Doctorate degree in Business Administration from USIU-A.
Mr. Olaka sits on a number of boards, among them, the Higher Education Loans Board, the Kenya School of Monetary Studies, Kenya Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federation of Kenya Employers, the Centre for Corporate Governance,Boards of Trustees of the National Research Fund and the Butere ACK Diocese.
He is a member of the Institute of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Kenya and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute.
Ms. Melissa Ng’ánia is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with of over 10 years practice at Ng’ánia & Co. Advocates.
As a Legal practitioner, Ms. Ng’ánia draws her robust experience from litigation of public interest matters as well as private commercial disputes. In addition, she doubles up as an adjunct lecturer at the Kenya School of Law- Advocate Training Programme. The director is a member of the board of Micro Cap Holdings Limited.
She has also served as a member of the HIV and AIDS Tribunal between 2019 to 2022.
In her private capacity, the director enjoys engaging in community service in various fronts. This includes, training pro-bono lawyers on rights of persons affected with HIV and AIDS and offering mentorship to young Advocates through the LSK mentorship series. She is also a member of the LSK Court of Appeal Bar Bench and LSK Practice Standard & Ethics committee.
Ms. Ng’ania holds a Masters of Laws (LLM) with specialty in Law, Governance and Democracy from the University of Nairobi, a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Makerere University and a Post-Graduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law.
In addition, the Director is a Certified Mediator with Mediation Training Institute, member of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Mrs. Hellen Chepchumba Chepkwony is an astute professional with a demonstrable progressive track record in strategic leadership and management, spanning over twenty years. She is a distinguished economist and risk management professional with extensive exposure in both the public and private sectors.
Mrs. Chepkwony’s illustrious career has seen the University of Nairobi alumna gain tacit knowledge, which has been instrumental in the creation and management of highly productive teams.
She has thus achieved remarkable successes in her transformative agenda, striking a balance between cost reduction, efficiency and high productivity through the savvy implementation of process improvements.
As a passionate, and service-oriented thought leader, Mrs. Chepkwony has proven ability to direct and enhance operations across dynamic environments, combining exceptional skills with a proactive work ethic and commitment to achieve organizational success.
Mrs. Chepkwony has been instrumental in sector engagements, taking a lead role in the formulation of requisite financial policies through extensive research, immensely contributing to the entrenchment of Kenya’s economic blue-print and engagement in regional trade, fostering financial stability and more fundamentally, the overall economic agenda of the country.
Specific highlights include her contribution to the Financial Sector Assessment Program with the International Monetary Fund, formulation of key frameworks that saw among others, KDIC’s transition into a fully-fledged State Corporation and deposit insurer, resolution of problem banks as well as the upward review of the Corporation’s coverage limit of Ksh. 500,000.
Having begun her career at the then Ministry of Finance, now The National Treasury and Economic Planning, Mrs. Chepkwony has served in various capacities including her latest posting at the Central Bank of Kenya, prior to her appointment as KDIC’s acting Chief Executive Officer.
She holds M.A and B.A degrees in Economics, both from the University of Nairobi and is a member of the Institute of Risk Management.
Eunice Kitche-Oduor (Mrs) is a legal practitioner with 19 years hands on experience and exposure in legal practice, leadership and management. She has worked for 4 years in active litigation and conveyancing and 12 years as a Company Secretary and Head of Legal department in various state corporations. She has served under different sectors within the government, boards and CEO’s and in the process accumulated a unique appreciation of government thinking and direction in the Boards of State Corporations.
Eunice holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB), from the University of Nairobi, a diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law and a Masters of Business Administration in Strategic Management from Maseno University. She is also an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a Certified Public Secretary CPS (K).