BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CREAW is executively run by a distinguished Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of diverse professionals based around the world. CREAW is honoured to have such experienced, talented, and passionate professionals as part of the team, dedicating themselves to ensure CREAW maximizes its potential and successfully achieves its mission.
Ms. Rukia Yassin – Chairperson of the Board
Over the last 12 years, her skills in strategic development, resource mobilization, research & evaluation, high quality writing and publications in the fields of HIV, Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights and Gender Based Violence, have enabled her to significantly contribute to interventions geared towards sustainable development in Africa and beyond. Ms. Yassin is currently a technical advisor based at Kenya’s Ministry of Health, where she is managing a Project on Sexual Violence Prevention and Response that is co-funded by the German Development Cooperation. During her free time, she enjoys working with young people by empowering and strengthening their potential in leadership and career development.
Justus Nyang’aya – Vice Chairman
Justus is a strong supporter of Adventist youth and a human rights activist. He is and has been the Country Director for Amnesty International for over 6 years. He has vast skills in Organizational Development Peace and Conflict Transformation, Human Rights Leadership and governance, Rights Based Programming and Advocacy, Process facilitation, International Relations, Nonprofits Capacity Building, Policy Analysis, Research and Organizational Development.
Samuel Gichohi – Treasurer
Samuel has been involved in various high profile Privatization and Capital Issues during his tenure in the industry and has built extensive experience in the equities market research and analysis function. He currently works at NIC Bank as Securities Business Development Manager since 2012. His main roles are identifying new opportunities and developing innovative ways to improve NIC Securities customer centric service delivery model, developing sophisticated investor pools through implementation of sustainable investor education and asset allocation policies through personalized client relationship.
Professor Wambui Mwangi
Professor Wambui Mwangi attended Loreto Convent Valley Road and St. Mary’s School, Nairobi before graduating from Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts. She has post-graduate degrees from McGill University, Montreal, and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. She has taught at Vassar College, New York and the University of Toronto. She has a passion for post-colonial theory and Kenyan political history. Her scholarly work, fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and photography have been published in various journals worldwide. She is the Director of Generation Kenya and a member of Concerned Kenyan Writers.
Clement has extensive experience in strategic and financial management of companies and is a skilled interpreter, translator, and developer of communications products for children. He earned Bachelors and Masters degrees in Finance, Banking and Insurance from the University of Nantes, France; and a subsequent Masters degree in Education and International Cooperation at Rene Descartes University (Paris V), France.
Since 2005, he has built varied experience as an independent consultant in Educational Planning, Translation and Interpretation.
Hon. Justice Joel Ngugi
Justice Ngugi was appointed by the Chief Justice to head the Judiciary Transformation Secretariat which was responsible for implementing the Judiciary Transformation Framework 2012-2016. He was later appointed by the Chief Justice as the Director of the Judiciary Training Institute. Prior to joining the Judiciary, Professor Ngugi was based at the University of Washington (Seattle, Washington) where he had taught law since 2004.
Professor Ngugi has worked with the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). He obtained a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Nairobi in 1996 then proceeded to the Kenya School of Law in 1997 for a Postgraduate Diploma in Law. He then went to Harvard University where he obtained an LL.M. in 1999 and an S.J.D. in 2002. Justice Ngugi represents the Chief Justice in the Council for Legal Education (CLE).
Esther is a passionate and dynamic Senior Education Officer. Currently, she is working with the ministry of Environment, Water & Natural resources. She has in the past worked with the Ministry of Education where she maintained a high level of quality assurance in all education institutions in Embu County.
She was involved in capacity building of school managers, administrators and teachers. She has also been involved in enhancement of Guidance and Counseling, ensuring sound financial management as well as ensuring effective curriculum implementation in education institutions.
Anzetse is an accomplished Development Economist. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from University of Sidney, Australia. A Bsc degree in Biology from Brown University. She has been instrumental in the development of various strategies in the country notably the Kenya Manufacturing Positioning Strategy for the Overseas Development Institute, the Lake Region Economic Blueprint Kenya) among other policy documents.
She has a weekly column with the Business Daily Africa and runs a blog on African economic Development. She regularly contributes her expertise in development economics and is a featured panelist with BBC Africa, CNBC Africa and other local media houses.
Ms. Maureen Michiek
Ms. Maureen Michieka who is currently a senior Auditor at KPMG Kenya. A highly motivated auditor and accounting professional with 5 years of progressive experience. Maureen has in-depth knowledge of financial statement audits and program reviews for local and international Non-Governmental Organizations, public sector organizations and international development organizations undertaking various development programs around the East African region. Additionally, she has had a vast knowledge and understanding of donor rules and regulations such as USAID, EU and Global Fund.
Wangechi L. Wachira – Moegi – Executive Director, Ex Officio member and secretary to the board
Wangechi has over 10 years of experience in human rights, gender, development, and equity initiatives within civil society. She earned her B.A. in Social Sciences and Diploma in Cultural Tourism from the University of Nairobi. She has also engaged in various international training programs, such as the Training in Human Rights at the Raul Wallenberg Institute in Sweden.
Wangechi is the head of policies and systems, manages the day-to-day operations of the organization, serves as the professional advisor to the board ,recommends appropriate policy issues for the board’s attention, as well as implementing already adopted policies.