Board of Directors

Being a government parastatal we have a competent board of directors who are pivotal to our operations as a corporation and in decision making.

board of Directors

Dr. Abdillahi Alawy

Chairman

Dr. Abdillahi Alawy is an accomplished professional with a wealth of experience in the field of agricultural sciences. He holds a PhD in Agricultural Sciences, with a specialization in international agricultural development, monitoring, and evaluation, as well as a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Education, with a focus on international development and research methods. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Alawy has established himself as an expert in designing and implementing comprehensive monitoring and evaluation systems for agricultural projects. His expertise extends to a wide range of areas, including theories of change, log frames, and key performance indicators, all of which are crucial for the success of international development programs and projects. Dr. Alawy's career has been dedicated to enhancing agricultural practices and improving the sustainability and effectiveness of development initiatives. Through his extensive knowledge and skills in monitoring and evaluation, he has contributed significantly to the advancement of agricultural projects on a global scale. With a keen understanding of the importance of gender equality in agricultural development, Dr. Alawy has incorporated a gender-focused approach in his work. He recognizes the significance of empowering women farmers and involving them in decision-making processes to achieve sustainable development outcomes. Dr. Alawy's accomplishments stem from his ability to seamlessly blend academic knowledge with practical experience.

Dr Wilson Tonui
Managing Director

A Professional in the Agricultural sector with a proven track record and a wealth of experience spanning over 28 years working in various capacities in different ADC farms spread across the country. Successful leader and a manager with an in-depth knowledge in livestock and crop production. He has previously served as Regional Manager in charge of ADC Kitale, Technical Manager Strategy Planning, Technical Manager Operations and Livestock. Wilson holds Master’s degree in Business Administration (Strategic Management Option) from St. Pauls university, Bachelor’s degree in Vetinary Medicine from University of Nairobi. He also holds other professional courses that include: International Certificate in Dairy Cattle Production from Israel, Strategic Leadership and Management skills, Corporate governance, Finance for non-finance managers, Human Resource for non-human resource managers, Performance management and ISO internal quality auditing skills.

MS. Joyce Muchena

Board Member

Ms. Joyce Muchena is a highly experienced senior development program manager and advisor, specializing in inclusive youth-focused initiatives and gender, equity, and diversity. With a remarkable career spanning over 20 years in both national and international development, she has established herself as a leading expert in policy and good governance strategies. Ms. Muchena has held prominent positions at renowned organizations such as the Mastercard Foundation, Care International (Kenya), International Rescue Committee (IRC), and Oxfam Novib, among others. In these roles, she has been instrumental in formulating development programs that prioritize social inclusion and inclusive governance strategies and practices. A recognized thought leader and spokesperson, Ms. Muchena is highly sought after for her expertise in driving policy dialogue in local, national, and regional government institutions. By leveraging her extensive experience, she has successfully influenced the development agenda and implemented impactful programs that address the diverse needs of marginalized communities. Ms. Muchena's academic achievements further complement her practical experience. She holds a master's degree in International Conflict Management, enabling her to navigate complex sociopolitical landscapes and effectively manage conflicts that hinder sustainable development. With a deep commitment to inclusivity and social justice, Ms. Joyce Muchena continues to play a pivotal role in shaping development programs and initiatives.

COL(RTD) Iya Jillo Gababo

Board Member

Col(rtd) Iya Jillo Gababo is a highly experienced security expert with a diverse background in the security sector. With over 30 years of service in the Kenya Military, he has acquired a wide range of skills, particularly in intelligence and security analysis. Following his retirement from the military, Col Gababo held a managerial position as the Aviation Security Manager at the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority for five years. During this time, he played a crucial role in assisting the state of Kenya in achieving a remarkable mean score of 88.7% in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Universal Security Audit Program (USAP). This achievement stands as one of the highest scores on the continent, reflecting Col Gababo's exceptional leadership and expertise in aviation security. Under Col Gababo's guidance, the aviation security sector in Kenya became one of the best in Africa. His strategic approach and leadership skills played a significant role in ensuring the implementation of effective security measures within the aviation industry, contributing to enhanced safety and compliance with international standards. Col Gababo's academic qualifications further reinforce his professional accomplishments. He holds a Master of Arts degree in International Studies, a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in International Politics, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and Diplomacy.

MR. John Gitari

Board Member

Mr. John Gitari is a dedicated professional specializing in information systems and technology. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems and Technology at Alliant International University in California, USA. As an expert in system support and administration, Mr. Gitari plays a crucial role in providing technical assistance to end-users. He ensures that systems and applications are functioning optimally by offering support and troubleshooting services. Additionally, he is proficient in conducting new installations and upgrades for applications, ensuring that users have access to the latest features and enhancements. Mr. Gitari also excels in providing comprehensive application training to both new and existing users. His ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts allows users to confidently navigate and utilize applications to their full potential. In addition to his application support responsibilities, Mr. Gitari extends his expertise to general maintenance services for applications. This includes activities such as system updates, data backups, and performance monitoring to maintain the smooth functioning of applications. Furthermore, Mr. Gitari possesses an extensive knowledge of network support, enabling him to assist users with any connectivity or general network-related issues they may encounter. With his well-rounded skill set and dedication to ensuring optimal system functionality, Mr. John Gitari is a valuable asset in the field of information systems and technology support.

MS. Brenda Engomo

Board Member

Ms. Brenda Engomo is a highly motivated educationist and development studies specialist, committed to making a positive impact in her field. With a solid track record of success, she has consistently delivered results that have garnered employer satisfaction. As an educationist, Ms. Engomo is dedicated to maximizing opportunities and minimizing unnecessary expenses within educational settings. She excels in providing administrative support, ensuring smooth operations and effective management of resources. Additionally, Ms. Engomo has a talent for training and mentoring new personnel, empowering them to excel in their respective roles. One of Ms. Engomo's notable strengths lies in organizing and facilitating practical skills learning sessions. Her expertise in creating engaging and impactful learning experiences has contributed significantly to the development and growth of individuals in various educational settings. Equipped with excellent communication skills, Ms. Engomo demonstrates an innate ability to lead and coordinate teams effectively. Her approachability and strong interpersonal skills foster collaborative environments necessary for successful outcomes. Moreover, she possesses exceptional time management skills, allowing her to handle multiple tasks efficiently and meet deadlines effectively. Ms. Engomo's ability to remain calm in stressful situations is a testament to her resilience and adaptability. This valuable trait ensures that she can navigate challenging circumstances while maintaining a composed and professional demeanor.

MS. Sophie Sang

Board Member

Ms. Sophie Sang is an accomplished professional with a versatile skill set, focusing on social and environmental auditing. With over 10 years of experience, she has established herself as an expert in driving strategies for social and economic inclusion, as well as developing, implementing, and reviewing Fairtrade standards. Ms. Sang's expertise lies in managing certification processes and ensuring compliance with established standards. Her dedication to promoting fair and sustainable practices within various industries has made her a valuable asset in the field. She brings a deep understanding of social and environmental impact, enabling her to assess and improve the sustainability of organizations' operations. Throughout her career, Ms. Sang has demonstrated her commitment to continuous learning and professional development. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and has acquired numerous certifications and completed trainings in auditing, horticultural practices, and other related fields. These qualifications enhance her ability to conduct comprehensive audits and provide valuable insights to organizations seeking to improve their social and environmental performance. Ms. Sophie Sang's team-centered approach ensures collaboration and effective communication with stakeholders at all levels. She consistently demonstrates her ability to adapt to diverse environments and work effectively within cross-functional teams.

MR. Isaac Maiyo

Board Member

Isaac Kipyego Maiyo a seasoned Public Administration and Political Science practitioner is the current Chair of the Finance, Staff And General Purpose Committee of the ADC Board of Directors. His educational journey spans several institutions and disciplines: He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration/Political Science conferred by Moi University. Alongside, he earned a Diploma in Public Administration from Chepkoilel University College and successfully completed a Certificate in County Governance at Jomo Kenyatta University. Isaac furthered his education with a Diploma in Community Development from the Kenya Institute of Social Studies, where he also attained a Certificate in Community Development.. Work Experience: Isaac Kipyego Maiyo has held various impactful roles throughout his career: He has served as the Director of North Rift Valley Water Works Development Agency. Previously, from he held the position of Director at Lake Victoria Water Services Board, where he also chaired the Finance Committee. Currently, he serves as the Chairperson of the Board of Management (B.O.M) at A.I.C Itigo Chepkoilel Secondary School. Prior to this, he held chairperson positions at A.I.C Kamoret Secondary School and Sugoi Girls High School. His extensive experience includes roles such as Director at the National Irrigation Board (N.I.B), where he chaired the Finance Committee. Additionally, he served as the Chairperson of the Eldoret West Roads Tender Board and as a Public Officer at Eldoret Municipality. Notably, he chaired the Eldoret North Constituency Development Fund (C.D.F) and played crucial roles in various educational boards and institutions. These include memberships in the Eldoret West Education Board, the Uasin Gishu Education Board, and the Board of Governors of Kerotet Girls High School. Isaac also worked as a Sales Executive at Salanic Printers Limited. Achievements: Isaac Kipyego Maiyo has garnered recognition for his outstanding contributions: 1. He achieved first place nationally with an excellent performance rating in managing the Eldoret North C.D.F funds from 2005 to 2008 managing over 30 secondary schools, primary schools, dispensaries among other projects. 2. He received a certificate of excellence for his role as a Public Officer at Eldoret Municipality. 3. Isaac demonstrated excellent performance as the Chairperson of the Finance Committees at the National Irrigation Board and Lake Victoria North Water and Services Board, respectively.

MR. Elisha Mwei

Board Member

Mr. Elisha Mwei is a dedicated professional with a diploma in business engineering. With a strong background in business management and engineering principles, he brings a unique perspective to his role as a board member at St. Patrick Waitaluk Secondary. In addition to his professional pursuits, Mr. Mwei is also an enthusiastic and passionate farmer. He has always had a deep connection and a keen interest in agricultural practices. Mr. Mwei's commitment to agriculture goes beyond his personal endeavors.

Mr. Tom Atingo

Board Member

Mr. Tom Atingo is a dedicated individual with a Diploma in Human Resource Management. He has demonstrated a passion for public service and community development through his role as an elected Member of the County Assembly for Luanda Township Ward. Prior to his current position, Mr. Atingo served as the Constituency Office Manager for Larger Emuhaya, where he gained valuable experience in managing administrative tasks, coordinating projects, and engaging with the local community. His exceptional organizational skills and ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders have contributed to his effectiveness in delivering services and addressing the needs of the constituents. With his background in Human Resource Management, Mr. Atingo possesses a strong understanding of employee relations, recruitment, and personnel management. This knowledge provides him with valuable insights into fostering positive working environments and ensuring the effective utilization of human capital. Mr. Atingo's commitment to public service and his desire to make a positive impact on the community make him a valuable asset. He is driven by a genuine dedication to improving the lives of the people he serves and is constantly seeking opportunities for growth and development.

MR. Bishar Elmi

Alternate Director, MOALD

Mr. Bishar Elmi is an accomplished professional who holds a Master's degree in Agriculture and Rural Development, a Bachelor's degree in Natural Resource Management, a Diploma in Range Management, and a Certificate in Range Management from the Animal Health and Industry Training Institute. With his extensive education and training, he specializes in range ecology, making him a highly skilled range ecologist. As a dedicated professional, Mr. Elmi is a registered member of the Animal Production Society of Kenya, showcasing his commitment to staying updated on the latest advancements and best practices within the industry. With over 35 years of experience, Mr. Elmi has served as an extension officer, trainer, manager, and leader, primarily working closely with pastoral communities. Currently, Mr. Elmi serves as the Director of Livestock Production in State Department of Livestock. This role allows him to utilize his expertise in the field while overseeing and managing various initiatives related to livestock production. His technical knowledge and leadership abilities have proven invaluable in implementing sustainable livestock practices and ensuring the welfare of pastoral communities. Throughout his career, Mr. Elmi has been recognized for his exceptional skills in capacity building, community engagement, and resource management.

MR. George Kariuki

Alternate Director, THE NATIONAL TREASURY

Mr. George Kariuki is a highly skilled professional currently serving as the Head of the Debt Recording and Settlement Department in the National Treasury. With a background in information technology, Mr. Kariuki graduated from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya with a degree in Computer Science and Statistics. Having honed his expertise in the field of public finance, Mr. Kariuki holds the prestigious accreditation of being a Fellow of the Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI). This recognition highlights his exceptional proficiency in the areas of macroeconomic management and financial governance. With over 25 years of experience in the public service, Mr. Kariuki has dedicated a significant portion of his career to public debt management. His depth of knowledge and understanding of financial systems has made him an invaluable asset in overseeing debt recording and settlement processes within the National Treasury. Prior to his current position, Mr. Kariuki served as the Head of the ICT Unit in the same ministry. This role allowed him to leverage his expertise in information technology and its application in enhancing government operations and financial management systems.

ENG. Nicodemus Mwonga


Alternate Director, MOALD

Eng. Nicodemus Mwonga is a highly accomplished professional with a Master's degree in Environmental and Bio System Engineering. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering. As a certified professional engineer with the Engineers Board of Kenya, Eng. Mwonga has demonstrated a high level of technical expertise and competence in his field. Presently, Eng. Mwonga serves as the Head of Water Management and Utilization in the Agricultural Engineering Services department of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock Development. In this crucial role, he is responsible for overseeing the planning, implementation, and management of water resource projects related to agricultural activities. Eng. Mwonga's extensive experience and background in engineering, specifically in the field of water management and utilization, make him a valuable asset to the ministry. He brings a wealth of knowledge and technical skills to address the critical issues of water scarcity, effective irrigation practices, and sustainable agriculture. Throughout his career, Eng. Mwonga has demonstrated a passion for environmental conservation and implementing solutions that promote a more sustainable approach to agriculture. His expertise in engineering principles and his ability to integrate them with environmental considerations have been instrumental in guiding water management strategies and optimizing resource utilization.

MR. Rodgers Karumpu
Corporation Secretary & Head of Legal Services

Mr. Karumpu was appointed the Corporation Secretary & Head of Legal Services in May 2021. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from The University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing an MSc in Environmental Law & Land Governance from the same university. He also holds a Certified Public Secretary (CPS-K) from the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya. He holds a Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law. He has practiced law as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya for the last 20 years. Mr. Karumpu has also worked as Head of Legal and Human Resource and later as the Managing Director of Netro Technologies Limited, a Tier 2 telecommunication firm that has a presence in seven countries within Africa, between 2017 and 2021, from where he resigned to join ADC. He is an active member of Law Society of Kenya, The East African Law Society, the International Commission of Jurists and The Commonwealth Lawyers Association. As a practicing lawyer, Mr Karumpu has handled many cases in basically all fields and has been more inclined on land matters particularly on community land issues which he confirms to be very close to his heart.

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