Board of Directors

Eugene Rwibasira

Board Chairman – Rwanda

Eugene holds a MSc. Agricultural and Applied Economics and a B.Sc. Civil engineering. He is currently serving as the Executive Secretary –Rwanda Development Organisation-  RDO for the last 12 years before which he had served as  Deputy Governor  (Sous –Prefet ) BYUMBA Prefecture now Northern province. Eugene represents Rwanda in the Board.

Fredric Kawalewale

Board Vice-Chair – Malawi

Freddric is the Director and CEO, Agro-Input Suppliers Limited (AISL), Malawi. He is a Trustee and Board Chair of Malawi Seed Alliance (MASA).

He has over 18 year’s experience in Agriculture in Malawi. Kawalewale represents Malawi in the Board.

Isaac Chege

Board Treasurer – Kenya

He is the Managing Director, Nafics Limited.  He is the founder Director of Green Systems Africa Limited and Uchumi Grain Millers Limited. He holds a Master of Commerce and Bachelor of Science (Actuarial Science). He has broad experience in various business divisions and industry especially in grains.

Isaac represents Traders in the Board.

Gerald Masila

Executive Director/Board Secretary – Kenya

Gerald Makau Masila is the Executive Director of EAGC since 15thMarch 2011. He is the former Managing Director of Kenya Wines Agencies  Limited  (KWAL)  and  the  Kenya  Planers  Cooperation Union (KPCU). Previously he worked for British American Tobacco, New Kenya Cooperative Creameries (NKCC) and Acumen Business Consultants.

Gerald holds a Master of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics – Marketing Major and a Bachelor of Arts Degree both from Egerton University, Kenya.

Mr. Abdikadir Khalif

Director from Kenya representing Processors

Abdikadir is the Business Development Director of  Alpha Grain Millers (AGM),    Kenya.

He holds an MBA in Strategic Management and Bachelor’s in Systems Engineering and represents processors /millers in the Board.

Julius Wambura

Country Director – Tanzania

Mr. Julius Wambura, a USAID certified champion for change has been Chief Operating Officer since 2008 of award winning FRABHO Enterprises Ltd a privately owned Agro-processing Company located in Dar es Salaam Tanzania.

He has extensive experience and exposure in Agri-business and value chain management both at local and regional levels and holds Diploma in Business Administration and Cooperative Development.  He serves as a founding Chairman of the Rice Council of Tanzania (RCT) Board of Directors, RCT is a representative body of the private sector rice value chain actors and represents small, medium and large scale farmers, traders, Millers and Processors as well as Service providers including Input suppliers, Financial institutions, Research organizations. Wambura represents Tanzania in the Board.

Ms. Rose Mutuku

Country Director – Kenya

Rose is the founder and Managing Director, Smart Logistics Ltd, Kenya. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations and a BA Business Administration.

Rose has previously worked for the Ministry of Finance, Kenya and the East Africa Breweries. Rose represents Kenya in the Board.

Dr. Rose Omaria

Country Director – Uganda

Dr. Omaria is the Director of Soroti Grain Millers Limited, Uganda. She holds a Masters in Animal Science and Bachelor’s in Veterinary Medicine.

She was Commissioned as a Champion for Change for Food and Nutritional Security under the Africa Lead (USAID) Program. Rose represents Uganda in the Board.

Mr. Otim Tom Otile

Director from Uganda representing Farmers

Member, ACCA and CPA (U), Commonwealth Professional Fellow (CPF) Membership of UK. Well versed in Accounting, Auditing, Consultancy, Financial Reporting and Analysis for Decision making.

Experienced in preparation of Strategic Business Plans, Diagnostic Studies and Budget Analysis in line with strategic objectives. Tom represents farmers in the Board.

Olivier Vyuzura

Country Director – Burundi

Oliver is the Managing Director of Cerealis Ltd, Burundi. He has over 20 years working in various sectors in Burundi including Hospitality, real estate and insurance. His education background is in Finance and Auditing.

Mr. Munir Thabit

Director from Kenya representing Traders

Munir is the CEO, Grain Industries Limited. He previously worked for Mombasa Maize Millers Ltd Group of Companies for eighteen years as Group Head of Corporate Finance, Investments, International Trade and Insurance. He holds a Diploma in Banking, Associate Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (both U.K and Kenya). Munir represents Traders in the Board.

Evarist Silayo

Director from Tanzania representing Processors

Founder and major shareholder of Union Service Stores Ltd, a company that has been growing for 23 years earning national and foreign awards, attracting the interest of American investors in the process.   Mr. Silayo sits on the Tanzanian Cereal Board of Directors.

His experience and exposure of more than 30 years brings him with vast knowledge in agribusiness, agriculture processing all through to agriculture management and supply. Evarist represents Processors/millers in the Board.

Dr. Joel Kipngetich Tenai

Board Member – Kenya

Dr. Tenai has over 20 years’ experience as a lecturer of Accounting and Finance. He attained Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management (Finance Option) degree from Moi University, Eldoret in collaboration with Oklahoma State University, USA, Master of Commerce (Accounting and Taxation Option) and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Statistics Option) both from Karnatak University, India. Dr. Tenai represents farmers in the Board.

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