Dr Benson A. Ateng’ is an Economist by profession and is currently a senior lecturer at the Technical University of Kenya. He has over 30 years of professional engagement as a lecturer and as an Economist.
Dr Benson A. Ateng’ holds a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Nairobi and A Masters in Economics from University of Nairobi. He has previously served in the World Bank in his capacity as an Economist with his key roles mainly being managing World Bank’s country policy dialogue, country performance portfolio review and donor coordination among others.
He is an author of various journal publications and peer-reviewed reports and has over the years provided consultancy services to both local and International Organizations.
Executive Director/Board Secretary
Dr. Rose Ngugi is the Executive Director of the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) and serves as the Secretary to the Board. She is involved in providing technical guidance and capacity building on policy and strategy formulation to the Government of Kenya and other stakeholders, with the overall aim of contributing to the achievement of national development goals. Before then, she was a Senior Advisor in the Office of Executive Director, Africa Group 1, International Monetary Fund, and Washington D.C. Dr. Ngugi has been a member of Central Bank of Kenya, Monetary Policy Committee and has vast teaching experience in the University of Nairobi, School of Economics. Dr Ngugi has published widely. Her research interests are in public policy, financial sector, investments, reforms and institutional issues. She holds a PhD from Business School Birmingham University, UK specializing in Financial Markets, a Masters and Bachelors degree in Economics from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.
Alt. PS, Trade
Mr Aloyce Ratemo is the Director for Planning in the State Department for Trade. He is the designated representative of the Principal Secretary for Trade in the KIPPRA Board. He has over 28 years progressive experience in project planning, coordination, implementation and monitoring and evaluation.
Mr Ratemo is an Economist who holds a master’s degree in Economic Policy Management from Makerere University Uganda and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Nairobi. He also holds a diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation from the Institute of Applied Manpower Research in India and various certifications in leadership and management. He is a full member of the Economist Society of Kenya (ESK)
Alternate Director to PS, Economic Planning
Mrs Christine Wanjala is a Lecturer at Kenya College of Accountancy University. She does part time lecturing at Masters Level with the main focus being Corporate Management and Human Resource Management, among others in her capacity as a part time lecturer in Undergraduate level.
She holds an MBA in Project Management and Evaluation from Kenyatta University and has over 10 years of experience in this field in addition to over 20 years of experience in her profession as a Teacher. Mrs. Wanjala is an Independent Director.
Dr. Kevin Ongeti Wangwe is a Medical Professional with over 10years of experience. He is a medical Officer at African International University, Nairobi. He is an Orthopedic Surgeon at Mother and child Hospital Nairobi as well as St Teresa Hospital.
He holds a Master of Medicine in Orthopedic surgery as well as a Master of Science in Anatomy from The University of Nairobi. He has reviewed over 80 peer publications among other presentations made in scientific conferences. Dr. Ongeti is an Independent Director.
Ms Fatuma A. Hussein is currently the Managing Director at Vision Quest, a leading regional research and capacity development advisory firm that provides evidence-based solutions for humanitarian and development actors operating in Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Uganda. She holds a Masters in Community Health and Development, Great Lakes University, Nairobi.
She has over twenty years’ experience in the multi-sectoral work in Africa and devolved units in Kenya. She has continued to bring on board cumulative, multi-disciplinary expertise with professional, intuitive knowledge, passion and practical experience in investment and financial inclusion, development of PPPs, governance and social inclusion, water and environment, local economic development, agriculture, livestock and rural development in both humanitarian and development assistance contexts in various countries.
As the current Vice President Eastern Africa for WAELE Foundation, she had an opportunity of working with several Heads of States and governments across Africa in women economic and leadership empowerment as well as peace building and conflict management. Fatuma oversees WAELE activities in more than fourteen countries of the Eastern Africa region.
Ms Fatuma Hussein is an Independent Director on the KIPPRA Board.
Ms Anita Chepseba is the Deputy Chief State Counsel in the Office of the Attorney General. She is the designated representative of the Hon. Attorney General in the KIPPRA Board. She has over seventeen years’ experience in the practice of law.
Ms Anita holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from Moi University and various certifications in the field of International Trade Law, Multilateral Trade Agreements, World Trade Organisation and National Biosafety.
She has vast experience in vetting, interpreting, and reviewing international legal instruments, negotiating Treaties and Agreements on behalf of the Government, processing requests on international judicial cooperation and providing general legal advice to the Government
Alternate Director to the Cabinet Secretary
Mr Samuel Wambugu is the Alternate Director to the Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury and Planning in the KIPPRA Board. He is a Chief Economist in Macro and Fiscal Department of the National Treasury. He currently represents the Cabinet Secretary, the National Treasury and Planning at Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), Jomo Kenyatta Foundation (JKF) and at Betting Control and Licensing (BCL) Boards.
He holds an M.A in Economic Policy Management degree from Makerere University, Uganda and B.A in Economics from University of Nairobi. He has attended Strategic Leadership Development Programme (SLDP) at the Kenya School of Government and several courses in Financial and Strategic Management, Leadership and Policy Formulation organized locally and abroad. He has further undertaken a training on Corporate Governance under Mwongozo facilitated by ICS and SCAC.