The Board

Betty Gikonyo
Patron

Betty Gikonyo

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Betty Wangui Gikonyo is a Kenyan businesswoman and entrepreneur with an impressive sixteen (16) year professional career in financial management, marketing and corporate governance. During this period, Mrs. Gikonyo has provided technical expertise and business acumen to the Ministry of Public Works – Kenya, African Airlines (AFRAA) Association, The IFC – World Bank, IDRC – […]

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Lucy Githaiga
Chairperson

Lucy Githaiga

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Lucy has about 20 years of working experience in Civil Society on different issues including Governance, Human Rights, Gender Equality, livelihoods and recently in the extractives sector. Lucy is a Social Scientist who is passionate about women’s empowerment. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and a Masters of Arts in Sociology and […]

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Melba K. Wasunna
Vice Chairperson

Dr. Melba K. Wasunna

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Melba is the current Director of the Extractives Baraza, formerly known as the Information Centre for Extractives Sector (ICES), based at Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya. The Extractives Baraza is an advocacy-neutral public platform that promotes knowledge, transparency and evidence-based stakeholder dialogue on the extractives sector in Kenya. Its ultimate goal is to enhance citizen participation […]

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Hannah Wang’ombe
Secretary

Hannah Wang’ombe

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Hannah is a researcher at the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), the leading Global think tank in Sub Sahara Africa. Her research interests and contribution in the extractives industry in Kenya are around issues on artisanal small scale mining and socio economic effects of large scale mining, on indigenous communities as […]

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Alice M. Muthama
Treasurer

Ms. Alice M. Muthama

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Alice M. Muthama is a director of Rockland Kenya Limited, having served in the family run company in the capacity of Managing Director for 11 years. Rockland Kenya Limited is one of East Africa’s largest gemstone mining and exporting companies.  An avid business woman and entrepreneur, she is the founder and current Managing Director of […]

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Monica Gichuhi

Monica Gichuhi

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Monica is currently the Advisor to the Cabinet Secretary at the Ministry of Mining on Policy, Strategy and Institutional Reforms having previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer at the Kenya Chamber of Mines. She is vastly experienced in the mining industry and is passionate in ensuring that extractives resources are exploited for the […]

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Miriam Wairimu Kamau
Member

Miriam Wairimu Kamau

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Miriam is a gemstone dealer based in Nairobi Kenya. She developed the love of dealing in colored gemstones while working for East African Gem Traders ltd in Nairobi. Later she left to work at the mines for more experience. Miriam is the founder and director of Mimo Gem Traders Ltd and a proudly member of AWEIK, […]

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Lilian Atieno Ogombo

Lilian Atieno Ogombo

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Lilian is an Oil and Gas Expert with interest in Policy Formulation in the emerging Oil and Gas Industry in East Africa. She has over 10 years experience in the Oil and Gas Industry having worked with Mobil Oil Kenya Limited and Libya Oil Kenya Limited in various capacities. She is currently the Chief Officer […]

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