Mr. Wilfred Chacha Rotich
Mr Wilfred Chacha Rotich is the Chairman of the KALRO Board of Management. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Studies (Government and Public Administration-First Class Honours from Moi University), Masters of Arts in Public Administration and Policy from Moi University, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Science. His areas of interest are Policy, Governmental Processes Research and Development.Mr. Wilfred Chacha is appointed Member, Chairman KALRO BoM.
Prof. Walter O. Oyawa, PhD
Prof. Walter O. Oyawa is currently the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI). He holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering), at Kyoto University, Japan, M.Sc. Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering), at the University of Nairobi, Master of Tropical Veterinary Science at the University of Edinburgh and a B.Sc. Civil Engineering, at the University of Nairobi. He holds an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA), at JKUAT. He is a Registered Professional Engineer, Engineers Registration Board of Kenya (ERB), Corporate Member, Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK), and Lead Expert, National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA).
Prof. Walter O. Oyawa is a member of KALRO BoM.
CPA Margaret Wamuyu
CPA Margaret Wamuyu is a professional accountant with experience at different Boards and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Finance. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).
She also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Commerce degree (First Class Honors) from KCA University. She is a Senior Government Officer with a wealth of experience in Accounting, Performance Contracting, and Public Financial Management. She is currently working at the National Treasury and Planning.
She represents, PS National Treasury
Mrs. Mary W. Mwambia
Mrs. Mary Mwambia is appointed Member. She Chairs Finance and Administration Committee. Mrs. Mary Mwambia holds a BSc in Food Science and Technology from the University of Nairobi, an MSC in Agricultural Studies from the University of Queensland – Australia, and an MA in Counselling Psychology from Daystar University. She also holds a certificate in milk quality Control from the Swedish University of Agriculture. Mary has vast experience in Livestock issues and has served as Deputy Director of Livestock in charge of Dairy and Livestock Feeds in the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock for 30 years. She has chaired the Dairy and Livestock Feeds Committee in KEBS and has been involved in dairy and feeds standards development in Kenya, East Africa, and COMESA. She is currently running a family business in Tea and Dairy farming in Murang’a.
Mrs. Mary Mwambia is appointed Member. She Chairs Finance and Administration Committee
Mrs. Grace G. Kimaru
Mrs. Grace G. Kimaru is currently Deputy Director in charge of Livestock Market Development and Agribusiness in the Directorate of Livestock Production, State Department of Livestock Production, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, and Cooperatives. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. She is a member of the Animal Production Society of Kenya (APSK).
She also holds a Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Upper Second Class honors) from The University of Nairobi. She has a wealth of experience in Policy formulation, Performance contracting, and Training.
Mrs. Grace Kimaru represents PS State Department for Livestock
Mr. Elijah K. Nguyo
Mr. Elijah K. Nguyo is an appointed Member of the Board and chairs the Audit, Risk, and Governance Committee of the Board. He is a Consultant and Trainer in areas of Governance, Management, Leadership, and Policy.
He is a holder of B.Sc – Bot/Zoo (UoN), PGDE (KU), MEd – Leadership and Policy (MU). He is a Certified Professional Mediator. Has served in many positions of leadership in Public and Private sectors.
Ms. Teresia Wambui Karanja
Ms. Karanja holds a Master’s Degree in Plant Pathology. She heads the Pathology, Weeds, and Pesticide Advisory Services Branch at Plant Protection Services Division. She is also a Board Committee Member of Technical Registration of new pest control products and Audit committees.
She represents Principal Secretary, State Department for Crops Dev. & Agricultural Research, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries & Cooperatives
Dr. Samuel N. Mburu
Samuel N. Mburu (Ph.D.) is an appointed member of KALRO board of management. He has over 17 years of working experience at the management level both in Corporates and Universities gained while working for various institutions both in Kenya and in the East African region.
Dr. Mburu is an Economist with the First Degree of Economics from Egerton University; a Master of Economics from the University of Dar es Salaam and (Ph.D.) Economics – at Kenyatta University. Dr. Mburu is also a lecturer at Kenyatta University and served as the Managing Director at KU Ltd; a subsidiary of the University in Rwanda. He has also held various leadership positions in the past.
Dr. Mburu is the Chairman of the Finance and Administration Committee at KALRO Board of Management and also a member of the Research, Technology and Innovation
Mr. Isaac Odek Mr. Isaac Odek represents Inspector General, State Corporations.
Dr. Eliud K. Kireger, OGW
Dr. Eliud Kiplimo Kireger is the Director General/CEO of KALRO. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Managing Director/CEO of the Tea Research Foundation of Kenya. Dr. Kireger attained his Ph.D. in Plant Ecophysiology from the University of Wales, (UK), an MSc in Genetics and Tree breeding from the University of Toronto (Canada), and a BSc in Forestry from Moi University (Kenya). He has trained in Conflict Management and Resolution, Strategic Leadership, Company Directorship, and Change Management among others. He was an Appointed Member of the board of management of Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) where he chaired the Audit Committee. He is the Secretary to the KALRO Board of Management.