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  • Tom Ipomai Mr Omari Issa Chair ×

    Effective September 1, 2013 Mr Omari Issa has been appointed as Board Chair of Amref Health Africa’s International Board. Mr Issa is currently the President’s Adviser/Chief Executive of the Presidential Delivery Unit in Tanzania. Prior to this appointment he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Investment Climate Facility for Africa in Tanzania. Mr Issa holds a Master in Business Administration from Columbia University, New York and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Polytechnic of Central London, UK. Mr Issa, a Tanzanian national, has extensive experience in the management of international and local organisations. He has served as a board member and chairman of several organisations in various countries globally. Having extensively collaborated with public and private sectors within these countries, he is well versed with pan-African networks.

  • Tom Ipomai Judith Chinkumbi Director ×

    Judith is a successful professional, mother of two girls and a firm believer in the power of social entrepreneurship as the answer to some of the most pressing challenges of our time. With over 22 years work experience in the financial services, auditing, management consulting and fund management, she has managed to find the balance in remaining highly effective in business while changing the lives of vulnerable women, children and learners in poor schools through Sešego Cares, a charitable organization which she and a small group of dynamic women established 11 years ago. Judith holds an MBA from Henley Business School, Advanced Diploma in Project Management - Cambridge University and is also a Graduate and Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators - UK. She is a board member of Henley Academic Board, Amref Health Africa and Sešego Cares.

  • Tom Ipomai Timothy S. Wilson Director ×

    Timothy S. Wilson is the Managing Director and Co-Head of Global Risk Management Advisors, the leading firm providing outsourced risk management services for asset management firms and institutional investors. Previously, Tim served as Chief Risk Officer for the investment management company Caxton Associates. Prior to joining Caxton, Tim worked in the risk function at Morgan Stanley including heading the market risk function for Europe and Asia based in London. He had previously served as an Economist in the Division of International Finance of the Federal Reserve Board and as a Research Fellow of the Brookings Institution. Tim has helped lead a range of public and private sector policy efforts to promote enhanced financial stability and sound financial risk management practices. He was educated at Harvard College and Stanford University, is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions, resides in New York City and in his leisure time particularly likes to read new work in fiction, history, development economics and cell biology.

  • Tom Ipomai Ms Kellen E. Kariuki Director ×

    Kellen Eileen Kariuki is the Executive Director and CEO for the Unclaimed Financial Assets Authority (UFAA), which was established by an Act of Parliament in 2011. She is also the Managing Trustee of Unclaimed Financial Assets Trust Fund. Before joining the UFAA, Kellen had been at Citibank N.A serving in different senior leadership positions. Kellen has held numerous Board positions including Chairperson of Citibank Tanzania Limited, Non-Executive Director of the Amref Health Africa International Board, Non-Executive Director of Resolution Insurance Limited, Non-Executive Director of Citibank Uganda Limited, Chair of the Citibank Kenya Provident Fund, Non-Executive Director of Cititrust (Kenya) Limited, and Non-Executive Director of the Kenya Roads Board. She is a founding member of the Board of Advisors of the Strathmore Business School and has served as an elected council member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya. In 2003, Kellen was awarded “The Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear” (MBS) by the President of Kenya. She was also recognized by the Kenya Institute of Management as the “Professional Manager of the Year” during the Company of the Year Awards in 2003. Kellen holds an Msc in International Human Resource Management from Cranfield University in the UK. She also holds an MBA in Strategic Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, both from United States International University. She is a Fellow Certified Public Accountant (FCPA (K).

  • Tom Ipomai Dr Teshome Gebre Director ×

    Dr Teshome Gebre holds an M.Sc. in Global Health Policy and a PhD in Health Care Management. He has served in various senior programme management positions for about 18 years within the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia. In 1995, Teshome joined The Carter Center and served as a Country Director until transitioning to the International Trachoma Initiative in June 2011, when he was appointed to work as a Regional Director for Africa based in his home country, Ethiopia. He has authored and co-authored more than 65 publications, including contributions to book chapters. Dr Teshome has been serving Amref Health Africa in Ethiopia as Chairperson of the National Advisory Council since 2012.

  • Tom Ipomai Prof. Richard O. Muga Director ×

    Professor Richard Otieno Muga is currently the chair of Amref Health Africa in Kenya board and an Associate Professor at the Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK). Prof Muga also sits at the Amref Health Africa International Board. He holds a Master's degree in Child Health and Post-graduate Diploma in Health Systems. Management. He has over 30 years of experience in Public Health Service most of which involved leadership and health systems management at different levels in the health sector. He has served as a member in the Country's Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) for the Global Fund. His main areas of interest include health systems management, health systems research, planning of health services, and donor support negotiations.

  • Tom Ipomai Mr. Tjark de Lange Director ×

    Mr. Tjark R.C. de Lange (1967) graduated in 1992 as a Maritime Officer, Nautical and Technical Engineer. In 1997 Tjark founded Kapp Nederland B.V., a strong international player in a niche market, calculation and supply of industrial heat exchangers in the process industry. The company, from which Tjark de Lange is 100% share holder, has large international clients in the oil and gas industry and in the pharma, food, energy and shipping industry. Tjark de Lange holds several positions. He is member of the Supervisory Board of the Van Gelder Group (a road construction company), he is trustee of VNO-NCW (the Dutch confederation of industry) and co founder and member of the Executive Board of the Lisbon Council (one of Europe’s leading think tanks). Tjark has been the chair of the Supervisory Board of Amref Flying Doctors in the Netherlands since 2015, and a member of the international board of Amref Health Africa.

  • Tom Ipomai Mr Tito Alai Director ×

    Tito Alai is the principal at Mimi Africa, where he develops projects with Pan African potential in the converging Technology, Media, Telecoms, and Financial Services sectors. Tito played a significant role in the development of mobile telephone networks across Africa and the Middle East as Group Chief Commercial Officer of Zain, and prior to that Celtel. During his extensive international career Tito has been a growth champion across Central Europe, Middle East and Africa, Latin America, the Indian sub-continent, and low-income consumer segments worldwide. He started his career at Unilever, and has been based in London, Amsterdam and Bahrain.

  • Tom Ipomai Mr Jacques V. Dijken Director ×

    Jacques van Dijken obtained a master-degree in law at Utrecht University and spent his professional life in the financial services. As CEO, he chaired the management boards of DBV Insurance Company and Swiss Re Netherlands. Jacques joined the supervisory board of Amref Netherlands in 2010 and has chaired the local Dutch Audit Committee since then. He has been a member of the Finance and Investment Committee as well as the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee of Amref’s International Board since 2013. Jacques is also the vice-chairman of the supervisory board of the ‘Friends of the Utrecht University Hospital' Foundation.

  • Tom Ipomai Mary Ann Mackenzie Director ×

    Mary Ann MacKenzie is currently Vice President Relationship Management at CIBC Mellon Global Securities Company in Canada. Prior to joining CIBC Mellon, she was Vice President, Strategic Account Management at Franklin Templeton and has spent most of her career in financial services in the Investment Industry. Mary Ann attended Ryerson University, Toronto and has completed numerous financial services, sales and leadership courses. She is the Board Chair for AMREF Health Africa in Canada. Her charity work has included multiple trips to Uganda to help build classrooms in villages and a climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro for the Make a Wish Foundation. She spent several years on a Board for autistic children. Mary Ann received the Bruce McGowan Award Canada for Community Giving in 2010 and the Harmon Burns Global Award for Leadership and Community Giving in 2011.

  • Tom Ipomai Dr Githinji Gitahi Group Chief Executive Officer ×

    Dr Gitahi joined Amref Health Africa on June 1, 2015. Until his appointment at Amref Health Africa, Dr Gitahi was the Vice President and Regional Director for Africa, Smile Train International, where he successfully established partnerships for long-term sustainability with various African governments. Prior to that he worked with the Nation Media Group, where he was the Managing Director for Monitor Publications in Uganda as well as General Manager for Marketing and Circulation in East Africa. He also held progressively senior positions at GlaxoSmithKline, Avenue Group and the insurance industry. Dr Gitahi has a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery and a Masters in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing. Dr Gitahi is also the Co-Chair of the UHC2030 Steering Committee, a global World Bank and World Health Organization initiative for Universal Health Coverage (UHC). He is also member of the Private Sector Advisory Board of Africa CDC and of the World Health Organization’s Community Health Worker Hub. He is member of the Board of Directors of The Standard Group and holds Board member positions across Amref Health Africa offices in Africa

  • Tom Ipomai Mette Kjaer Kinoti Chief Programmes Officer ×

    Mette Kjaer Kinoti joined Amref health Africa on June 5, 2018 as the Chief Programmes Officer. Mette is a seasoned Programme Development Leader and an expert in Strategic Leadership and Management; Organizational Development of Civil Society Organisations; Programme Management; Institutional Fundraising and Gender mainstreaming and women empowerment. Since December, 2014, Mette has been serving as the Vice President- Africa for Helen Keller International. Prior to this, Mette held different positions at Amref. Between November 2010 and November 2014, Mette served as Head of Programme Management at the Amref Headquarters. Mette was the Ag. Country Director, Amref in Ethiopia in December 2007 to January 2007 and also served as Country Director, Amref in Kenya for almost 10 years between January 2000 and October 2010. Between August 2005 and December 1999, Mette served as the Director of International Dep. For MS – Denmark, Country Director for MS-Kenya between April 1992 and July 1995 and Programme Coordinator & Deputy Director for Dansk AFS from 1989 to 1992. In her earlier career Mette worked as a Consultant for MS in Nepal, Ghana and Uganda and a social worker 1991 and 1992. Mette earned her Master of Food Science from the Royal Veterinary and Agriculture University, Copenhagen, Denmark and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Education and Development Studies from University of Copenhagen.

  • Tom Ipomai Jonathan Dutton Group Chief Finance Officer ×

    Jonathan Dutton joined Amref Health Africa in 2014 and he is the Group Chief Finance Officer. He has previously worked as the Executive Director of Finance and Corporate Services at London Legacy Development/Olympic Park Legacy Company. He was also the Finance and Corporate service Director at Oasis Community Learning Group. In 1998 he was the Managing Director- Corporate Finance in Deutsche Bank. Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Accounting from the University of Wales. He also qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Chattered Accountants in England and Wales.

  • Tom Ipomai Dr Bettina Vadera Chief Executive and Medical Director, AMREF Flying Doctors ×

    Starting off as a Flight Physician with AMREF’s Emergency Service, accompanying air ambulance flights in East Africa and beyond, Dr Vadera has been with AMREF Flying Doctors for the last 14 years. Dr Vadera obtained her Medical Degree from the Medical University in Hamburg, with specialisation in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine and Tropical Medicine. Her PHD is in Nuclear Medicine from the University in Marburg and she is certified in ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support), ACLS (Advanced Cadiac Life Support), PHTLS (Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support) and PALS (Paediatric Advanced Life Support-Instructor). Dr Vadera has close to 2,000 hours experience in the field of medical patient transport, including ground ambulance, air ambulance and helicopter rescue and is a member of the EURAMI (European Aero-medical Institute) Board of Director.

  • Tom Ipomai Desta Lakew Director of Fundraising, Africa ×

    Desta Lakew joined as the Head of Fundraising, Africa in 2014. A certified fundraising executive with more than a decade of fundraising and marketing experience, she is responsible for establishing Amref Health Africa’s Fundraising Directorate for Africa to promote and support philanthropic giving by Africans for Africa. Prior to joining, she was the Director of Development at Open Door Foundation based in the USA where she also served as Director of Marketing from 2006. She is a founding board member of the NY-Westchester Chapter of the National Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). She has served as the Director of Development for Interfaith Council for Action; Assistant Vice President of Maimonides Medical Center and conducted various consultancies with Business Call to Action, UNDP Secretariat; Public Health Innovation, Kenya and Centre for Multicultural and Community Affairs, Mt Sinai Hospital, New York. Desta holds a Master of Public Health, Bachelor of Arts and is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).

  • Tom Ipomai Dr Peter Ngatia Director, Capacity Building ×

    Dr Ngatia joined Amref Health Africa about 26 years ago and within this time has held key positions within the organisation such as Acting Director General, Director of Programmes, Country Director and Chief Technical Advisor to various Ministries of Health in the region. He has led several consultancies on Amref Health Africa’s behalf for African governments, the World Bank, European Union, the World Health Organization, CIDA, SIDA, DFID and USAID. He has also authored several publications in community and public health and training of frontline workers. His academic accolades include a BSc in Rehabilitation Medicine, MEd in Medical Education and Public Health, and a PhD in Medical Education, Planning and Development from the University of Alberta in Canada. Dr Ngatia was honoured with the Order of the Burning Spear (EBS) by HE Mwai Kibaki, President of the Republic of Kenya in 2010 for his contribution to Public Health and Community Development in Kenya and Africa.

  • Tom Ipomai Angela Muchiru Director, Human Resources ×

    Angela Mucheru is a seasoned Human Resources professional with over 16 years’ experience in mainstream HR, consultancy and advisory in blue chip companies and development agencies. She has led HR functions at Tetra Pak covering Africa and Middle East and at Commercial Bank of Africa with HR advisory experience gained at KPMG and most recently at her current role as Associate Director at Cedar Consulting. Her countries of experience include East Africa, South Africa, Nigeria, Swaziland, Zambia, Namibia, Malawi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi, Djibouti, Sudan, Senegal, Pakistan, Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia. Angela holds an MBA in Strategic Management from United States International University - Africa (USIU-A) and a degree in HR from Daystar University and is a change management professional certified by PROSCI.

  • Tom Ipomai Samuel Weru Director, ICT ×

    Samuel Weru joined Amref Health Africa in May 2015. He previously worked for Oxfam Great Britain as the Regional Information Systems Manager for the Horn, East and Central Africa in charge of Information Technology operations in 8 countries and regional centre. His last appointment in Oxfam was that of Associate Country Director for Oxfam, Somalia where he successfully turned round the Programme through aggressive resource mobilization and strategic leadership. Prior to joining Oxfam, he served as the IT Manager for Practical Action, a UK based international charity that uses sustainable technology solutions to challenge poverty where he established a fully-fledged hub for the region. Samuel holds a BSc. in Computer Science and an MBA in Management of Information Systems (MIS), both from the University of Nairobi. He is currently finalising his Phd. programme in Strategic Information Systems with special interest in Open Innovation Ecosystems for organizational Capability, Agility and Performance.

  • Tom Ipomai Jennifer Foulds Acting Communications Director ×

    Jennifer joined Amref Health Africa in Canada in February 2012, bringing more than a decade of experience in directing communications and public relations programs in the non-profit sector. Jennifer oversees Amref Health Africa in Canada's external communications, including website, social media, newsletters and media relations. Before joining Amref Health Africa, Jennifer was Communications and Operations Director at Environmental Defence, a national environmental group. She previously worked in international development as the Public Relations Specialist for Plan Canada. Jennifer started her career as a journalist working for CBC Radio.

  • Tom Ipomai Frances Longley Representative of CEOs Europe/North ×

    Frances joined Amref Health Africa UK as Chief Executive in August 2015. Frances has over 20 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector focusing on leadership, strategy and communications. Her career reflects a passion for the promotion of access and inclusion for marginalised and disadvantaged groups, especially women and girls. In her role with Amref she continues to champion collaboration with communities which draws on local knowledge to find innovative and effective ways to increase access to healthcare. Frances was previously Director of Communications and Brand and Head of International Programme Engagement for Unicef UK. She also worked in Afghanistan to develop the communications strategy for the Ministry of Public Health’s Public-Private Partnerships programme to extend the provision of secondary and tertiary healthcare. From 2009 to 2012 Frances lived and worked in Swaziland, leading the evaluation of an experimental USAID-funded national HIV prevention programme and creating the communications strategy for the Ministry of Health for their new national Health Management Information System. Frances has an MSc in Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.

  • Tom Ipomai Dr Misrak Makonnen Representing Country Directors in Africa ×

  • Tom Ipomai Dr Joachim Osur Director of Regional Offices and Field Offices ×

    Dr Joachim Osur is the Director of Regional Offices and Field Offices at Amref Health Africa. He is a public health and reproductive health specialist with wide experience in health programming in the African context. He has contributed immensely to health systems strengthening in various countries, health policy development and advocacy and development of models that have impacted thousands of lives. Among others, he holds a bachelors degree in Medicine and Surgery, a Masters Degree in Public Health, and a PhD in reproductive health.

  • Tom Ipomai Anne-Marie Kamanye Executive Director of Amref Health Africa in Canada ×

    Anne-Marie Kamanye is the Executive Director of Amref Health Africa in Canada. She was appointed to the role in 2011, after serving as the organization’s Director of International Programmes since 2006. Committed to women and children’s rights, Anne-Marie has extensive experience in international development. As Executive Director, Anne-Marie is responsible for continued growth and development of Amref Health Africa in Canada, providing leadership and strategic direction, preparing and monitoring budgets, carrying out policies and procedures developed by the Board of Directors and collaborating and engaging with Amref Health Africa in Africa. Anne-Marie was awarded the African Canadian Woman Achievement Award by the Endless Possibilities and Hope Development Organization in 2007.

  • Tom Ipomai Dr Githinji Gitahi Group Chief Executive Officer ×

    Dr Gitahi joined Amref Health Africa on June 1, 2015. Until his appointment at Amref Health Africa, Dr Gitahi was the Vice President and Regional Director for Africa, Smile Train International, where he successfully established partnerships for long-term sustainability with various African governments. Prior to that he worked with the Nation Media Group, where he was the Managing Director for Monitor Publications in Uganda as well as General Manager for Marketing and Circulation in East Africa. He also held progressively senior positions at GlaxoSmithKline, Avenue Group and the insurance industry. Dr Gitahi has a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery and a Masters in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing. Dr Gitahi is also the Co-Chair of the UHC2030 Steering Committee, a global World Bank and World Health Organization initiative for Universal Health Coverage (UHC). He is also member of the Private Sector Advisory Board of Africa CDC and of the World Health Organization’s Community Health Worker Hub. He is member of the Board of Directors of The Standard Group and holds Board member positions across Amref Health Africa offices in Africa

  • Tom Ipomai Mette Kjaer Kinoti Chief Programmes Officer ×

    Mette Kjaer Kinoti joined Amref health Africa on June 5, 2018 as the Chief Programmes Officer. Mette is a seasoned Programme Development Leader and an expert in Strategic Leadership and Management; Organizational Development of Civil Society Organisations; Programme Management; Institutional Fundraising and Gender mainstreaming and women empowerment. Since December, 2014, Mette has been serving as the Vice President- Africa for Helen Keller International. Prior to this, Mette held different positions at Amref. Between November 2010 and November 2014, Mette served as Head of Programme Management at the Amref Headquarters. Mette was the Ag. Country Director, Amref in Ethiopia in December 2007 to January 2007 and also served as Country Director, Amref in Kenya for almost 10 years between January 2000 and October 2010. Between August 2005 and December 1999, Mette served as the Director of International Dep. For MS – Denmark, Country Director for MS-Kenya between April 1992 and July 1995 and Programme Coordinator & Deputy Director for Dansk AFS from 1989 to 1992. In her earlier career Mette worked as a Consultant for MS in Nepal, Ghana and Uganda and a social worker 1991 and 1992. Mette earned her Master of Food Science from the Royal Veterinary and Agriculture University, Copenhagen, Denmark and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Education and Development Studies from University of Copenhagen.

  • Tom Ipomai Jonathan Dutton Group Chief Finance Officer ×

    Jonathan Dutton joined Amref Health Africa in 2014 and he is the Group Chief Finance Officer. He has previously worked as the Executive Director of Finance and Corporate Services at London Legacy Development/Olympic Park Legacy Company. He was also the Finance and Corporate service Director at Oasis Community Learning Group. In 1998 he was the Managing Director- Corporate Finance in Deutsche Bank. Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Accounting from the University of Wales. He also qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Chattered Accountants in England and Wales.

  • Tom Ipomai Dr Bettina Vadera Chief Executive and Medical Director, AMREF Flying Doctors ×

    Starting off as a Flight Physician with AMREF’s Emergency Service, accompanying air ambulance flights in East Africa and beyond, Dr Vadera has been with AMREF Flying Doctors for the last 14 years. Dr Vadera obtained her Medical Degree from the Medical University in Hamburg, with specialisation in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine and Tropical Medicine. Her PHD is in Nuclear Medicine from the University in Marburg and she is certified in ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support), ACLS (Advanced Cadiac Life Support), PHTLS (Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support) and PALS (Paediatric Advanced Life Support-Instructor). Dr Vadera has close to 2,000 hours experience in the field of medical patient transport, including ground ambulance, air ambulance and helicopter rescue and is a member of the EURAMI (European Aero-medical Institute) Board of Director.

  • Tom Ipomai Desta Lakew Director of Fundraising, Africa ×

    Desta Lakew joined as the Head of Fundraising, Africa in 2014. A certified fundraising executive with more than a decade of fundraising and marketing experience, she is responsible for establishing Amref Health Africa’s Fundraising Directorate for Africa to promote and support philanthropic giving by Africans for Africa. Prior to joining, she was the Director of Development at Open Door Foundation based in the USA where she also served as Director of Marketing from 2006. She is a founding board member of the NY-Westchester Chapter of the National Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). She has served as the Director of Development for Interfaith Council for Action; Assistant Vice President of Maimonides Medical Center and conducted various consultancies with Business Call to Action, UNDP Secretariat; Public Health Innovation, Kenya and Centre for Multicultural and Community Affairs, Mt Sinai Hospital, New York. Desta holds a Master of Public Health, Bachelor of Arts and is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).

  • Tom Ipomai Dr Meshack Ndirangu Country Director, Amref Health Africa in Kenya ×

    As the Country Director, Dr Ndirangu provides overall strategic leadership to the Country Programme, working with the Senior Management Team of Amref Health Africa in Kenya. Prior to this he worked as the Head of Programmes for Amref Health Africa in Kenya Country from January 2011 – October 2014 where he provided leadership in: strategic planning for clinical & diagnostics program; program development; programmatic performance management; quality improvement; monitoring & evaluation; staff development. Dr Ndirangu holds an Executive Master of Business Administration (2010); Master of Public Health (2006); Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (1996); extensive leadership development (2009 to 2011); Executive/Professional Coach accredited through the UK Academy of Executive Coaching (2014).

  • Tom Ipomai Dr Peter Ngatia Director, Capacity Building ×

    Dr Ngatia joined Amref Health Africa about 26 years ago and within this time has held key positions within the organisation such as Acting Director General, Director of Programmes, Country Director and Chief Technical Advisor to various Ministries of Health in the region. He has led several consultancies on Amref Health Africa’s behalf for African governments, the World Bank, European Union, the World Health Organization, CIDA, SIDA, DFID and USAID. He has also authored several publications in community and public health and training of frontline workers. His academic accolades include a BSc in Rehabilitation Medicine, MEd in Medical Education and Public Health, and a PhD in Medical Education, Planning and Development from the University of Alberta in Canada. Dr Ngatia was honoured with the Order of the Burning Spear (EBS) by HE Mwai Kibaki, President of the Republic of Kenya in 2010 for his contribution to Public Health and Community Development in Kenya and Africa.

  • Tom Ipomai Angela Muchiru Director, Human Resources ×

    Angela Mucheru is a seasoned Human Resources professional with over 16 years’ experience in mainstream HR, consultancy and advisory in blue chip companies and development agencies. She has led HR functions at Tetra Pak covering Africa and Middle East and at Commercial Bank of Africa with HR advisory experience gained at KPMG and most recently at her current role as Associate Director at Cedar Consulting. Her countries of experience include East Africa, South Africa, Nigeria, Swaziland, Zambia, Namibia, Malawi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi, Djibouti, Sudan, Senegal, Pakistan, Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia. Angela holds an MBA in Strategic Management from United States International University - Africa (USIU-A) and a degree in HR from Daystar University and is a change management professional certified by PROSCI.

  • Tom Ipomai Samuel Weru Director, ICT ×

    Samuel Weru joined Amref Health Africa in May 2015. He previously worked for Oxfam Great Britain as the Regional Information Systems Manager for the Horn, East and Central Africa in charge of Information Technology operations in 8 countries and regional centre. His last appointment in Oxfam was that of Associate Country Director for Oxfam, Somalia where he successfully turned round the Programme through aggressive resource mobilization and strategic leadership. Prior to joining Oxfam, he served as the IT Manager for Practical Action, a UK based international charity that uses sustainable technology solutions to challenge poverty where he established a fully-fledged hub for the region. Samuel holds a BSc. in Computer Science and an MBA in Management of Information Systems (MIS), both from the University of Nairobi. He is currently finalising his Phd. programme in Strategic Information Systems with special interest in Open Innovation Ecosystems for organizational Capability, Agility and Performance.

  • Tom Ipomai Diana Amuhaya Barasa Company Secretary ×

  • Tom Ipomai Dr George Kimathi Director, Institute of Capacity Development ×

  • Tom Ipomai Frances Longley Representative of CEOs Europe/North ×

    Frances joined Amref Health Africa UK as Chief Executive in August 2015. Frances has over 20 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector focusing on leadership, strategy and communications. Her career reflects a passion for the promotion of access and inclusion for marginalised and disadvantaged groups, especially women and girls. In her role with Amref she continues to champion collaboration with communities which draws on local knowledge to find innovative and effective ways to increase access to healthcare. Frances was previously Director of Communications and Brand and Head of International Programme Engagement for Unicef UK. She also worked in Afghanistan to develop the communications strategy for the Ministry of Public Health’s Public-Private Partnerships programme to extend the provision of secondary and tertiary healthcare. From 2009 to 2012 Frances lived and worked in Swaziland, leading the evaluation of an experimental USAID-funded national HIV prevention programme and creating the communications strategy for the Ministry of Health for their new national Health Management Information System. Frances has an MSc in Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.

  • Tom Ipomai Guglielmo Micucci CEO, Amref Health Africa Italy ×

  • Tom Ipomai Patricia Vermeulen CEO, Amref Flying Doctors Netherlands ×

  • Tom Ipomai Dr Florence Temu Country Director, Amref Health Africa Tanzania ×

  • Tom Ipomai Abenet Berhanu Country Director, Amref Health Africa Uganda ×

  • Tom Ipomai Robert Kelty Executive Director, Amref Health Africa in the USA ×

    Bob Kelty has 25 years of experience working with impoverished communities in East Africa, India and the United States. Before joining Amref Health Africa, Robert held leadership roles at Action Against Hunger, Coalition for the Homeless, Gere Foundation, and Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Prior to his non-profit career, he spent five years working in the real estate and commodities industries. Bob has a B.S. in Business Administration from San Diego State University and completed his Master’s Degree in Public Administration at NYU's Wagner School.

  • Tom Ipomai Anita Pirani Director of Business Development, Amref Health Africa USA ×

  • Tom Ipomai Dr Frasia Karua General Manager, Amref Enterprises ×

  • Tom Ipomai Dr Misrak Makonnen Country Director, Amref Health Africa in Ethiopia ×

  • Tom Ipomai Walter Schmidjell Executive Director, Amref Flying Doctors, Austria ×

  • Tom Ipomai Dr Jane Carter Technical Director, Clinical and Diagnostics Programme ×

  • Tom Ipomai Dr Josephat Nyagero Lead, Research ×

  • Tom Ipomai Dr Joachim Osur Director of Regional Offices and Field Offices ×

    Dr Joachim Osur is the Director of Regional Offices and Field Offices at Amref Health Africa. He is a public health and reproductive health specialist with wide experience in health programming in the African context. He has contributed immensely to health systems strengthening in various countries, health policy development and advocacy and development of models that have impacted thousands of lives. Among others, he holds a bachelors degree in Medicine and Surgery, a Masters Degree in Public Health, and a PhD in reproductive health.

  • Tom Ipomai Anne-Marie Kamanye Executive Director of Amref Health Africa in Canada ×

    Anne-Marie Kamanye is the Executive Director of Amref Health Africa in Canada. She was appointed to the role in 2011, after serving as the organization’s Director of International Programmes since 2006. Committed to women and children’s rights, Anne-Marie has extensive experience in international development. As Executive Director, Anne-Marie is responsible for continued growth and development of Amref Health Africa in Canada, providing leadership and strategic direction, preparing and monitoring budgets, carrying out policies and procedures developed by the Board of Directors and collaborating and engaging with Amref Health Africa in Africa. Anne-Marie was awarded the African Canadian Woman Achievement Award by the Endless Possibilities and Hope Development Organization in 2007.

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