AG. MANAGING DIRECTOR
MR. ZAKAYO MAGARA
GENERAL MANAGER MARKETING AND OPERATIONS
MR. JOHN MATIRI
John M. Matiriholds both a Master’sin Business Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Kenyatta University. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the agriculture sector where he started off as an Agricultural Officer and rose to become an Assistant director in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation. He later worked in the County Governmentsof Isiolo and Nyeri as the County Director of Agriculture and as Director of Trade and Investment respectively.He has also served as a part time lecturer in customer care and strategic planning at the Kenya Institute of Administration(KIA) and Kenya School of Government (KSG), and in several projects among them; Eastern Province Horticulture Traditional Food Crops Project(EPH&TFCP), Small Holder Horticulture Project(SHOMAP)National Accelerated Agricultural Input Access Programme (NAAIAP) Decentralized Agricultural Structural Support(DASS). Mr. Matiriis a full member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), UK; Marketing Society of Kenya (MSK) and Kenya Society of Agricultural Professionals(KESAP), and has won awards for outstanding performances in crop production from F.A.O and Kenya National World Food Committee. He has attended professional Courses in Leadership and Managementfrom the Kenya School of Government; Financial Implementation of IFAD programmes with the National Treasury, Agriculture Export Market Plan Development by Export Promotional Council and Conflict Resolution and Peace Building from the African Development Bank and the National Government.
RISK & COMPLIANCE MANAGER
MR. BENARD YEGON
Mr. Yegon holds Bachelor of Commerce degree from Kenyatta University and a CPA (K). He is an active member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Association of Chartered Fraud Examiners (ACFE). He has over 10 years’ experience in Internal Audit. Before joining the Board He worked at the County Government of Kericho as the Chief Internal Audit and Risk Management Officer and at James Finlay Kenya as Internal Audit Manager respectively.
MR. JOHN NGETICH
Mr. Ngetich holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB) (Hons) from the Mysore University, Bachelors degree of Arts in Political Science Journalism and Geography, from Karnataka University in India and a post graduate diploma from Kenya School of Law. Prior to his current position, he worked as the Board’s Chief Legal Officer. He has 10 years’ experience in legal matters. Before joining the Board as a legal officer, he worked at Hilian Investments (K) Ltd.
MR. JOHN GICHURU
Mr. John Gichuru holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in (Economics and Business Studies- Accounting) from Kenyatta University and He is a certified Public Accountants.He is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration (MBA - Finance Option) at University of Nairobi.He has over 20 years’ experience in finance and has held various positions at the Board as a management trainee and rising through the ranks to his current position. He previously worked at HOMEGROWN (K) LTD as a field accountant.
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