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Board of Directors

Professor Samwel Wangwe
Board Chairman – Tanzania
Director and Chairman of Keremo Agribusiness & Daima Associates. He has published 15 books in books focusing on policy issues relating to Tanzania and at least four books are addressing Africa-wide development policy issues. He has also published some 80 articles in scholarly journals and in edited books. He has experience in grain trade including research and studies undertaken in agricultural economics, Global value chains and numerous policy studies He holds a PHD in Economics, Masters and Bachelor of Arts in Economics all from University of Dar es Salaam. He represents Tanzania in the Board.
Mr. Olivier Vyuzura
Board Vice Chair- 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. Olivier represents Burundi in the Board.
Ms. Rose Mutuku
Board Treasurer - Kenya
Ms. Rose Mutuku is the founder and Managing director of Smart Logistics Solution (SLS) company. She has extensive work experience in the public and private sector having had worked with the public and private sector. She holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) Marketing and MA – International studies both from the University of Nairobi. Rose also has an Honors in Business Administration (Finance) from Moi University. She holds a post graduate Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (MCIPS – UK). She represents Kenya 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. Otim Tom Otile
Board Member, Uganda
Mr. Otim is a member of ACCA and CPA (U), Commonwealth Professional Fellow (CPF) Membership of UK. Well versed in Accounting, Auditing, Consultancy, Financial Reporting and Analysis for Decision making. He is experienced in preparation of Strategic Business Plans, Diagnostic Studies and Budget Analysis in line with strategic objectives. Tom represents farmers in the Board.
Dr. Joel Kipngetich Tenai (Phd)
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.
Dr. Agnes Apea (PHD)
Board Member - Uganda
Dr. Atim is the CEO OF Mama Rice, Uganda, a social entrepreneur, farmer and senior consultant at HDI Group with over 20 years work experience in policy analysis, action research and consultancies. Dr Atim holds a PhD in International Development from University of Reading in United Kingdom, Master’s degree of Development Studies from Uganda Martyrs University and Bachelor of Commerce Accounting from Makerere University. She represents Uganda in the Board.
Mr. Giles Lewis
Board Member - Kenya
Mr. Lewis works with Export Trading Group (ETG) as the Head of Grains & Oilseeds business in East Africa across Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia trading in maize, wheat, sorghum, millet and soya. He has previously in South Africa, trading on the South African futures exchange across agricultural derivatives markets ETG is a member of EAGC and is globally recognised as one of the fastest growing integrated agricultural supply chain groups. Giles has extensive knowledge and networks in grains and oilseeds markets. He holds a degree in Geography from University College London and represents Traders in the Board.
Mr. Augustine Mutijima
Board Member – Rwanda
Mr. Mutijima is the Managing Director of Sarura Commodities Limited an innovating company providing access to market and grain handling services to co-operatives/farmers in Rwanda. In 2012, he was appointed the first Managing Director of Rwanda Grains and Cereals Co-operation Limited (RGCC) and spearheaded the launch of EAGC in Rwanda. He has extensive experience in agribusiness and agriculture development. He holds a Master of Project Management in Agricultural Engineering. He represents Rwanda in the Board.
Mme. Marie Paul Bambaga
Board Member – DR Congo
Ms. Bambaga is the Head of Agriculture, Fisheries, Livestock and Tourism Departments within the Bishweka Vanny Company/Ihusi Group in DR Congo. She is also the President of the Research Center for Environmental Planning (RCEP) of the Women in the Coffee Initiative and Cocoa (IFCCA) and the Agropastoral group of Women from Kivu (RAFEKI). She is a lawyer by profession in private and judicial law. She represenets DR Congo in the Board.
Mr. Lameck Kikoka
Board Member - Tanzania
Mr. Kikoka is the Managing Director of RUDI Commercial Services Co Ltd a commercial wing of RUDI and Director for Rural Urban Development Initiatives (RUDI), a private sector development NGO based in Dar es Salaam. He has also worked with local and international organizations providing capacity development services including strategy development activities. He was the first user of G Soko grain trading platform in Tanzania. Mr. Kikoka, holds a Masters degree in Agricultural economics from University of London and has attended several management and planning courses. He represents Traders in the Board.
Mr. Sebastian Msola
Board Member – Tanzania
Mr. Msola is the founder and CEO of Kibaigwa Flour Supplies and Chairman of Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA) IN Dodoma,Tanzania. He has more that 22 years in grain trading, processing and handling. He was awarded as the best farmer in the Central Corridor in Tanzania. He represents Processors in the Board.
Mr. Joseph Ngetich
Board Member – Kenya
Mr. Ngetich is the Managing Director of Southern Grains Limited. He has worked with farmers and farmer organizations and stakeholders in the Agriculture Sector. Mr. Ngetich has worked in the public sector in various capacities since 1985 including District Agriculture Officer and Deputy Director in charge of Crop Resources and Plant Protection with the Ministry of Agriculture where he retired in 2018 as the Deputy Director in charge of Crop Resources and Plant Protection. He graduated from the University of Nairobi with a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture and has attended several professional courses both locally and abroad. He represents Processors in the Board.
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