Management Team

George Ooko - Commission Secretary

George Ooko holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Masters of Business Administration degrees from the University of Nairobi. He is the immediate former Chief Executive Officer of the Coffee Development Fund. He has vast experience from both the public and private sectors; formerly a Senior Executive at Barclays and NIC Banks.

James Katule - Director County Fiscal Affairs

James Katule holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute (ESAMI) and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Business Education from Kenyatta University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of ICPAK. He has a wealth of experience in financial management, administration, people management and procurement gained in working for the Kenya National Trading Corporation, the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Africa Medical Research Foundation (AMREF) and most recently, Capital Markets Authority (CMA).

Lineth Oyugi - Director Research and Policy

Lineth Oyugi holds a Masters of Arts in Economics from the University of Nairobi and a 4th-year PhD student of Economics at the University of Nairobi. She has vast knowledge and experience in Research having worked for the Federation of Kenya Employers as the Head of Research and Policy Advocacy.

Additionally, Lineth has worked with the Institute of Policy Analysis and as a Research Fellow, Macroeconomics programme and also with the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Planning and National Development as an Economist.

Sheila Yieke - Director Legal Services

Sheila Yieke is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and holds an MBA, Finance from the United States International University and a Certified Public Secretary (K). In addition, she is alumni of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (UK). She has worked with Sotik Tea and Sotik Highlands Tea Estates, Kenya Investment Authority and Kosgey and Masese Co. Advocates. Internationally she has worked at the UN, IGAD, NORDIC and UNOPS.

Joseph Kuria - Director ICT

Joseph Kuria holds a Masters in Business Administration, Strategic Management from University of Nairobi and BSc. Computer Science degree from Egerton University. He has several certifications such as MCP, MCSE, MCDBA, MCT, Project Management and CISA. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor and a member of ISACA. He has over 11 years working experience with different organizations including InfoTech Training Centre Ltd, Aga Khan University Hospital and Kenya Airways. He has been involved in large-scale ICT projects, IT strategic formulation, execution and alignment with the business, IT security, Business Continuity Management, IT Service Management, Project and change management.

Angela W. Kariuki - Director Corporate Services

Angela Kariuki holds a Masters in International Commercial Law (LLM) from the University of Nottingham (UK) and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Sheffield (UK). She is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a member of the Law Society of Kenya. Mrs.Kariuki has broad professional experience in the areas of legal compliance with regards to securities law, corporate law, policy formulation and implementation, human capital management, facilities management, supply chain management, strategic planning and corporate governance.

She previously worked with  Kilonzo & Company Advocates for two years and at the Capital Markets Authority for nine years.

Dr. Amenya P. Nyakundi – Advisor Natural Resource Management -

Dr.Amenya Nyakundi has a distinctive knowledge in the field of natural resources development, energy, and environment. He holds PhD in Environment Technology from JKUAT;  an MA in (planning) from the University of Nairobi,  a  B.Sc in geology from Poona University, advanced certificate in Geothermal Energy- University of Pisa (Italy), Certificate of Corporate Governance (KIM), Certificate in Strategic leadership Development (Kenya School of Governance)  and senior management course ( Government Training Institute Mombasa).

Dr.Nyakundi previously worked in the office of the former Prime Minister (Coordinating Inter-Ministerial Energy and Environment projects). He also worked in the Ministry of Energy for over Twenty Five (25) years and has extensive experience in energy project planning, development and management.