Board of Directors

  • Amb. Daniel Makdwallo
    Amb. Daniel Makdwallo
    Chairman
  • Mr. Japhter K. Rugut, EBS
    Mr. Japhter K. Rugut, EBS
    Chief Executive Officer - ADAK
  • Prof. Dr.Moni Wekesa
    Prof. Dr.Moni Wekesa
    Board Member
  • Dr. Somane Ismail
    Dr. Somane Ismail
    Board Member
  • Martin Okiyo
    Martin Okiyo
    Board Member
  • Hilaa Abdullah Amin
    Hilaa Abdullah Amin
    Board Member
  • Douglas Wakiihuri
    Douglas Wakiihuri
    Board Member
  • Elizabeth Nafula Wanyama
    Elizabeth Nafula Wanyama
    Board Member
  • Esther Waweru
    Esther Waweru
    Board Member
  • Stephen N. Muthama
    Stephen N. Muthama
    Board Member
Amb. Daniel Makdwallo
Chairman
Mr. Japhter K. Rugut, EBS
Chief Executive Officer - ADAK

 

Has over 25 years in Public Administration. He rose steadily through the ranks from the level of District Officer, District Commissioner and eventually Provincial Commissioner in the Kenya Public Service. He has also served as the Director General, National Youth Service and as Secretary Sports, Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts.

He was appointed to the current position of Chief Executive Officer, Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) in February, 2016 having benefited from various training’s and collaboration meetings with other players in the industry, and exhibiting commitment for the development of integrity in Sports.

Prof. Dr.Moni Wekesa
Board Member

• LL.B Hons, LL.M, PhD Law (Nairobi) • Bachelor of Education Science Hons (Nairobi) • M.Sc & PhD Sports Medicine – Cologne • Advocate, Commissioner for Oaths & Notary Public • Founding Dean and formerly, Professor (Mount Kenya University School of Law) • Member, National Bioethics Committee – National Commission for Science, Technology & Innovation • Chair, Disciplinary Committee – Football Kenya Federation • Formerly Secretary General, Kenya Football Federation • Has taught at Kenyatta University, University of Botswana, University of Namibia, Catholic University of Eastern Africa • Visiting Professor – Universite’ Libre de Kigali – School of Law • Senior Scholar – University of Lusaka • Widely published • Consultant on regulatory matters and intellectual property rights

Dr. Somane Ismail
Board Member

Dr. Somane Ismail has over 20 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He has previously worked as Country Manager for AstraZeneca in Nigeria from June 2009 to May 2010. Dr. Ismail also worked with Roche in various positions, rising from a Medical Representative to Product specialist, Business Development Manager based in Khartoum, The Sudan and Market Services Manager based in Basel, Switzerland. He was responsible for managing The Roche AIDS Technology Transfer Initiative dealing with supporting local pharmaceutical manufacturing in SSA and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to produce HIV medicines. Dr. Ismail also worked as the Product Manager at Roche, based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

He received B.Pharm from University of Hacettepe (Ankara, Turkey) and an MBA (Strategic Management) from MOI University. He is a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya. Dr. Ismail sits on the Council (Board) of Masinde Muliru University of Science and Technology. Dr. Somane Ismail is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner at Pharmaco Healthcare Ltd, a position he has held since June 2010.

Martin Okiyo
Board Member

An innovative and experienced professional, competent in leadership and management of both development and humanitarian portfolios, programmes and projects. An Educationist by profession with strengths in Training, Leadership and Communication. Martin has a strong bias in coordinating disability and gender awareness and advocacy initiatives within the context of education and sport. Since 2011, he works with the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment, ICEVI as the Africa Region Coordinator of ICEVI’s Global Campaign for Education.

Martin previously worked with Handicap International – Tanzania, Uganda, Somalia and Kenya Programme. He served on the board of the Kenya National Paralympic Committee since 2006 – 2014 and he is the International Blind Sports Federation, IBSA Africa Chairman since 2013.

Martin holds the following academic and professional qualifications: Bachelor of Education in Special Needs Education (and French language), National Diploma in Human Resources Management, National Diploma in Project Management, Master of Science in Development Studies and Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Administration. He is also a 2015 University of Pretoria Senior Management Institute Fellow. Martin is visually impaired (partially blind) and this combined with his work experiences in disability have made him diversity sensitive.

Hilaa Abdullah Amin
Board Member

A highly packaged and well rounded professional with enviable academic credentials in Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) from University of the District of Columbia (UDC), Washington DC. USA. She is a career Educationist running the reputable Mombasa Star Academy that offers Early Childhood Development Educational (ECDE) programmes, which also doubles up as a youth motivational and mentoring centre.

She has served also as a Teachers Service Commission ECDE Coordinator in Coast Region for over 10 years. Likewise, she served as an ECDE coordinator and trainer in D.C public schools in Washington DC. USA. She is an entrepreneur and a daring investor who under takes risks as she is currently the Managing Director of two companies namely:-

Coxwell Express Limited Company – A Building and Road Constructor, Hilaa is also a philanthropist who doubles up her business interests by running a corporate social responsibility programme for youths in poor neighborhoods afflicted by drugs and criminal tendencies. She rehabilitates them by mentoring and counseling them through motivational speeches.

She possesses unique managerial skills that enabled her to be appointed as a member of the Board of Directors – Kenya Ferry Services (KFS) and Kenya National Accreditation Services (KENAS) respectively.

Douglas Wakiihuri
Board Member

An Excellent Communicator. Has a mastery of Japanese language.
• He is a World Champion who attained highest level of achievement in World Athletics – World Championships,
Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and numerous road races.
• He is able to motivate and achieve set goals and can work with all people at all levels in society, organizations and
globally.
• A Philanthropic.

Elizabeth Nafula Wanyama
Board Member

A volleyball player who has a diploma holder in security management and working for Kenya prison service since 2009. Her love for volleyball began back in primary school and she started playing at the age of 12years. She has been awarded the ladies volleyball player by Magharibi Michezo Awards. She has also participated twice in Africa Cup of Nations and awarded the best Libero in Africa and thrice in National league. Her highest international participation being Grand Prix and World Cup. Its her greatest desire to help and mentor young athletes to achieve their goals fairly and competitively.

Esther Waweru
Board Member
Stephen N. Muthama
Board Member

Stephen Njoroge Muthuma holds a degree in Commerce from the University of Nairobi.

He is the head of Finance in the State Department for Sports Development.

He is career civil servant with over 25 years’ experience.

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