Committee for the selection of scholarships


Ms. Catherine Kuria - Chairperson

Chairperson of the Kenyan committee. Diploma of Education from University of Nairobi and Bachelor of Science from Oregon University. Ms. Kuria held top management positions in government of affairs for 20 years. Senior lecturer at the Kenya Institute of Administration. Served in strategic government statutory boards, such as Kenya Airports Authority, Kenya Ports Authority, Kenya Broadcast NG corporation and Transport Licensing Appeals Board.

Professor Jack Anselm Odhiambo - Board member

Spanish Instructor at the Institute of Diplomacy and International studies University of Nairobi. Spanish Instructor at the Department of Political Science and Public Policy Faculty of Arts,University of Nairobi. Spanish for Tourism and Hotel management Course, Utalii College, University of Nairobi Director, La Escuela, Spanish Language Tutorials. Ph.D.University of Navarre, Spain (Philosophy/Law) M.A.University of Navarre, Spain B.A. University of Navarre, Spain Associate Professor,Dept. Philosophy and Religious studies, University of Nairobi

Ms. Regina Gathika - Vice president

Degree holder with specialization in Advertising communication. Worked with a number of Advertising Companies both as an Account Executive and as a Brand Manager. Last employment was with MANPOWER SERVICES a private company dealing in Training Manpower and Management Consultancy. She had her own and started own management consultancy by the name Rexen 2000 Ltd. At the moment she is buying certain selected products from manufacturers and selling them vice.

Ms. Kentice Tikolo - Head of University of Nairobi

Studied Public Relations and Mass Media in XX and holds an MA of Public Relations from University of Stirling, Scotland. Has been consulting and working directly with international NGOs such as, CARE International, The Kenya Legal & Ethical Issues Network on HIV and AIDS (KELIN), The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), International Conference on AIDS & STIs in Africa (ICASA), among others. She also worked as a tutorial fellow for Public Relations, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, at the University of Nairobi.

Ms. Wanjiku Njire - Head of Loreto School

Bachelor of Science Degree in Leadership and Management with a double major in Non Profit Organizations and Public Administration from Strathmore University (2nd Class- Upper). Post graduate diploma in Marketing from the Marketing Society of Kenya. Marketing Course from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK). Student at the Strathmore Business School pursuing a master degree in Public Policy Management. MD of Serene Haven, A Dairy Farm that produces and supplies 500 liters of fresh milk daily to hotels and homes within Nairobi. Director at Event Hub LTD.

Ms. Ngina Manga Mugwe

President of the Kenyan Scholarship Committee until her death on July 17, 2019. Her commitment was an example to everyone. She will always be part of the Africa Digna family.

Ms. Jackie Malomba - Secretary

Alumni of the University of Nairobi and Strathmore University. Business Development Manager with extensive experience with Start-ups, Relationship Management, Marketing and Sales in retail banking and Asset Management, Private Wealth management, Entrepreneurship, Team leadership and event planning and management. Key Skills include: Entrepreneurship, Team Building & Leadership, Client Relationship Management, Strategic Planning, New Market Penetration, Negotiation, Strategic Partnerships, Networking, Staff & Women Entrepreneur Training & Development, Process Optimization, Project Management, Budgeting, Market Planning and Account Management. Committee member of the Kenya Association of Women Business Owner (Kawbo).

Mr. Mugwe Manga - Board member

BA in Economics from the University of Nottingham and Masters in international Business (MIB) from Grenoble École de Management. He gained experience in the banking industry working at Goldman Sachs International in London, under Private Wealth Management division. Currently working as Commercial Directo of Olsuswa Energy Limited since 2009. Serves in various boards in Kenya for companies such as Mayfox Mining Company Limited, Kenya's leading indigenous mineral. Member of the Executive Committee of the Mbugua Rosemary Foundation and the Lake Naivasha Riparian Association.

Ms. Sophie Odupoy - Head of Loreto School

Studied International Business Administration in United States International University-Africa and an MBA in Marketing from the same university. She has more than 20 years of experience in Marketing and Data analysis for fast moving consumer goods companies, such as Procter & Gamble, Sara Lee/SC Johnson and Haco Industries, as well as in technology companies such as Microsoft. She is currently working for the Kenyan Government as the Director of Strategy and Communications at Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat. Sophie also volunteers in mentoring young girls to improve their lives.