Samwel Rutto

Regional Manager – Structured Trading Systems (STS)

Samwel is the Regional Manager – Structured Trading Systems which entails promotion of the use of emerging markets such as Warehouse Receipt Systems (WRS) and Commodity Exchanges. He holds a Bachelor of Science-Agriculture from the University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing a Masters in Project Management from the same university.

Penina Gichuru

Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

Peninah is the Monitoring and Evaluation manager. She holds a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) in entrepreneurship and a Bachelor of Science Degree (Bsc.) in Agriculture

Violet V. Vugutsa

EAGI Manager

Violet joined EAGC on 3rd March 2016. She will be is responsible for providing overall strategic leadership and management for the institute. She is therefore expected to explore the potential opportunities for growth of the EAGI and promote the institute’s uniqueness in order to maintain a competitive edge and operate in sustainable manner.

She holds a MSc in Agricultural Extension and a BSc in Agricultural Education and Extension from Egerton University, Kenya. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Agricultural and Rural Innovations Studies. Violet has more than 8 years working experience in training and education. She also has experience in the areas of agricultural innovations, agricultural policy, institutional and community development among others.

Kimwaga Mhando

Trade Policy Analyst

Kimwanga a Tanzania National is the Trade Policy Analyst at the Council. He holds an MSc in Economics and Finance from University of Bradford (UK) and a BSc in Economics from Mzumbe University (Tanzania). He previously worked as a Consultant at INTERFINi Consultants Ltd. in Tanzania.

Fred Simon Otieno

Program Officer – STS

Fred Simon was previously a Field Officer in the North Rift. He holds a First Class Degree Bachelor of Agribusiness Management from Egerton University and a Certificate in CPA 1.

Emmanuella Atito

Program Officer – Trade Facilitation

Emmanuella holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration, specializing in marketing. She has over 5 years working experience in trade, sales and marketing and was previously working with Kenya Tea Packers Limited.

Martha Njogu,

Program Assistant – Trade Facilitation

Martha holds a degree in Information Technology and has over 10 years working experience is sales and marketing and provision of IT support.

Peter Wanjohi

Program Officer – Technical Advisory Services

Peter holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Engineering (Egerton University). He has previously worked with National Cereals & Produce Board as a Silo and Warehouse Manager, Kenya Agricultural Productivity Project, Cimbria East Africa Limited and Brazafric Enterprises Limited as a Technical Sales Engineer selling various specialized Post-Harvest grain handling equipment in the Region. In addition, Peter is conversant with Health, Safety, and Environment activities in the work place.

Vincent Kiplagat

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Vincent holds a degree in Actuarial Science from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. He has over 4 years’ experience having provided support in the designing, monitoring and evaluation of PEPFAR/USAID, CDC and UNICEF funded programs having worked previously with LVCT Health. Vincent is currently pursuing a Masters in Biometry from the University of Nairobi.

Christopher Njogu Wang’ombe

Program Officer – EAGI

Christopher has over 4 years’ experience in sales and marketing, stakeholder management and project management. He joins EAGC from Vehicle and Equipment Leasing Limited (VAELL) where he was the Head of Agriculture leasing operational in the East African Markets. He holds a Bachelor’s degree of Commerce – Marketing option and is currently pursuing a postgraduate diploma in Marketing (CIM U.K)

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