Mrs. Bernadette Wanyonyi Musundi

Mrs. Bernadette W. Musundi is the Chair of the Board of Directors at TI-Kenya, a position she was elected to in 2017. She is a former Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Vice President and Ministry of Home Affairs, Heritage and Sports. During her service in the Government of Kenya, she played a key role in spearheading reforms in the Prisons Department and policies that concern gender development and children’s welfare. She was instrumental in the coordination of administrative steps which led to the establishment of the Children’s Act and initiated the development of the national sports policy framework.

She also served as the Vice President of the International Co-operative Alliance’s (ICA) Global Women Committee which developed the policy framework for women in the co-operative movement. She sits on several boards of directors, among them as a Trustee of the Kianda Foundation; and is the current Chair of the Strathmore University Council. She was also the founding Chairperson of Regina Pacis College Board – a constituent College of Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Mrs. Musundi also served as the National Chair of the Trefoil Women’s Guild of the Kenya Girl Guides Association and as Chair of the Board of Governors for Highridge Teachers College. Mrs. Musundi twice served as the Executive Director of the Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization (MYWO), among the largest women’s NGOs in Eastern Africa.

In October 2016, Mrs. Musundi was appointed and subsequently elected Chair of the Recruitment Panel for the Chairman and Commissioners of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

She is a holder of a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Co-operative Management. She has also undertaken many professional courses in policy development, management, and adult education both locally and internationally.

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Ms. Eva Wangui

Ms. Eva Wangui is a business leader with over 20 years’ experience in telecommunications, mobile financial Services, manufacturing industries and consultancy. Ms. Wangui’s career background is in Finance and Accounting and has purposed to share her personal and professional experience as a consultant by offering support to startups in the areas of Finance, Procurement, IT and Corporate Governance. She has previously worked with Diageo for over 15 years rising to the level of Head of Finance, Bharti Airtel Ltd as the Finance Director, Cluster Finance Head – Kenya and Tanzania in Safal Group, Chief Manager Finance and Administration at Stima Sacco and presently works as Finance Business Partner in Safaricom PLC.

She is well versed in areas of Financial Reporting & Analytics, Commercial Finance, Project Management, Board Representations, Business Re-engineering, Controls and Governance, Working Capital Optimization, External Stakeholder Engagements and Talent Leadership. She has a great passion in financial inclusivity, especially in Africa.

Ms. Wangui holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from East and Southern Africa Management Institute (ESAMI), Bachelor of Commerce – First Class Honors (Marketing Option), from KCA University, Advanced Management Programme (AMP) from IESE Business School (Spain) and Strathmore Business School (Kenya), Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA K). Other certifications that she holds include Airtel Leadership Development Program facilitated by Centre of Creative Leadership (Gurgaon, India) and Telecoms mini MBA by Coleago. She joined the TI-Kenya Board of Directors in January 2020, and is the Chair of the Finance Committee of the Board.

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Dr. Bedan Lyanda Musima

Dr. Bedan Lyanda Musima is the founder and managing director of The Dental & Maxillofacial Imaging Centre Ltd (DAMIC). He is also the founder and chief clinical lead of a multidisciplinary dental centre, Dr Musima and Associates Ltd. Dr. Musima holds a Masters of Clinical Dentistry (MClinDent) Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics from the BPP University, United Kingdom, Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, Diploma in Orthodontics (DOrth) from the University of Pretoria, South Africa and a Postgraduate Diploma in Dentistry (PDD) Implantology from The University of Western Cape, South Africa.

He has a wealth of experience in the industry having previously worked at the Dental Place Ltd, Upper Hill Medical Centre as an associated dentist and at the University of Pretoria, Department of Orthodontics as a Postgraduate registrar.

Dr. Musima is a member of various professional bodies including the British Orthodontic Society, International Association of Dental Research (IADR), American Dental Association (ADA), Kenya Dental Association (KDA) and the Kenya Hospital Association (KHA). He joined the TI-Kenya Board of Directors in January 2020.

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Mr. James Muthui

Mr. James Muthui is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya having been admitted in 2003. He has a vast legal experience in commercial and civil litigation in the following areas – land disputes, intellectual property, banking law, environmental and conservation law, judicial review, employment disputes, debt collection, arbitration and meditation, and other general commercial areas. He is currently a partner at Kaplan and Stratton Advocates. He handles matters in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, the High Court, Employment and Labour Relations Court, Arbitral Tribunals and other tribunals.

He holds a Bachelor of Law degree from The University of Nairobi. He is a member of the Law Society of Kenya, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and International Bar Association. Mr. Muthui is a Commissioner of Oaths (2007) and a Patent Agent, Kenya Industrial Property Institute (2012). He joined the TI-Kenya Board of Directors in February 2020.

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Ms. Samira Mary Leakey

Ms. Samira Mary Leakey is a Writer, Editor, Communications and Public Affairs specialist. She has conducted independent consultancies in communications and project management fields with the Turkana Basin Institute, the African Conservation Fund, World Bank, Institute of Economic Affairs, African Medical and Research Foundation and the UNDP Global Environment Facility, Africa Bureau. She co-authored the auto-biographical book of Meave Leakey’s life in search of human origins.

Ms. Samira holds a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs – International Development Policy Focus from Princeton University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from The University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies.

She sits on the Governing Body of Hillcrest International Schools and joined the TI-Kenya Board of Directors in February 2020.

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Sheila Masinde –  Executive Director 

Sheila Masinde has over 10 years work experience in media, outreach, governance and programme management. She joined TI-Kenya in 2014 from BBC Media Action (British Broadcasting Corporation’s international development charity) where she was the Communications and Training Manager. She first worked for Transparency International  Kenya from 2009 to 2012 as the Advocacy and Communications Programme Officer. She has also worked at the Nation Media Group as a radio news presenter for Easy FM and online sub-editor, and I Choose Life as a Programme Trainer and Assistant Programme Manager. She also sits on the board of I Choose Life and serves in the resource mobilization and communications board committee. She holds a Master of Arts in Communication studies from the School of Journalism, University of Nairobi and Bachelor of Arts degree from Kenyatta University.

She serves as the secretary to the Board of Directors since January 2020.

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