Our Board Team
VisionFund Kenya is a Christian micro-finance institution founded by World Vision with an aim of offering effective credit as well as economic empowerment through business support for communities. Over the years, VisionFund Kenya has steadily developed a dominant niche as the preferred rural financier, alongside developing a portfolio that demonstrates the sustainability of rural financeers.
Mugwe Manga is a globally educated multi-industry business developer and
ESG strategist with over 14 years’ experience starting and scaling companies
in Africa. Having successfully raised over USD$ 30m in equity and grants for
start up ventures with strong ESG foundations. He is highly recognised, as a
Business Daily 2022 Top40 Under 40 champion for his work at Olsuswa
Energy Limited, a renewable energy company voted among the top 50
companies in the Future Shapers ELITE network for innovative and disruptive
business at the London Stock Exchange (LSE) 2020.
Gilbert is a seasoned development and humanitarian professional with over 27 years of experience – working within and outside World Vision. He previously worked as the National Director of World Vision Tanzania, as well as World Vision Uganda. Gilbert has also worked as the Director of Programme Quality for World Vision Southern Africa Regional Office (SARO); Head of International Programmes, Manager for Africa Team (International Programmes) and Senior Country Programme Manager for World Vision Australia. His previous work experience also includes serving as the Senior Programme Officer for the Youth Programme of the Commonwealth Secretariat in Lusaka, Zambia. His combined leadership roles at national, regional and international levels has prepared him to be a leader who challenges his teams to conceive and bring about lasting solutions and real change in the lives of the most vulnerable children. Gilbert is also passionate about data driven decisions and in growing leaders. He holds a Master’s Degree in Rural Social Development from Reading University (UK). He has also attended several courses in development management and strategic leadership.
Chief Executive Officer
Nancy is the chairperson of the Board Audit and Risk Committee. Nancy currently serves as the Chief Operations Officer at STANLIB Kenya Limited. She has extensive experience in the Banking industry spanning a period of over seventeen years. She is a Certified Public Accountant, CPA (K) and a University of Nairobi graduate with a Degree in Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting. She joined the Board in 2016.
Ms. Ljiljana has an extensive background in economics. She is the Regional Director Middle East, Eastern Europe Region at VisionFund International. Ljiljana has over ten years’ experience in the Micro Finance Industry across the world. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from University of Sad. Ms. Ljiljana joined the Board in the year 2017.
Kigo is currently the CEO of Safety Surveyors Limited. He holds a B. com degree and a Master’s degree in Disaster Management. Kigo has rich experience in Risk management, Safety & Security and Fire Risk Survey among others. He is a Member of various professional bodies such as Institute of Fire Protection, Insurance institute of Kenya, Chartered Insurance Institute – UK, Risk Management Institute of the UK, among others. Kigo has served in several boards such as World Vision Kenya, Christ is the answer Ministries (CITAM) and now VisionFund Kenya. He joined board in in the year 2018.
Prof. Abraham K. Waithima
Organizational Board Member
Dr. Nancy Mutonyi