Our Governance Structure
The APSEA Constitution designates the Council as the highest decision making organ of the Association. The Council is made up of a representative from each of the Corporate Member of APSEA; the Executive Committee; convenors of committees of the Council and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Kenya Professionals Development Fund. The Council meets quarterly and gives general policy guidelines for the operations of the Association.
The Executive Committee is elected by the APSEA Council and their responsibility is to oversee the operations of the Association. The Executive Committee currently has 7 members and co-opts Convenors of the Committees who are appointed to advise and assist in carrying out the mandate of the various committees and a resource person into the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee meets every two months.
Felix O. Okatch is the chairman of the Association of Professional Societies in East Africa (APSEA) elected on 23rd May 2019. He is a DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) student, research stage, at Catholic University of Eastern Africa.
He holds an MBA from Assam Don Bosco University and B.Comm (Hons) from University of Nairobi. Currently he is Chairman of Audit and Risk committee of Council at Karatina University, Kenya. He is also serves in the board of Kenya Reinsurance Corporation. Professionally is a member of Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) and Institute of Directors (IOD), Kenya chapter. He has published many articles on corporate governance and finance. His latest book on marketing is “Marketing Management, Integrated Perspectives,” (2017) published by Kenya Literature Bureau. Mr. Okatch is a multilateral trade expert and has travelled widely in Africa, Western Europe and South East Asia.
Mr. Kenneth Kariuki has served as the Honorary Assistant Treasurer, Second Vice Chairman and currently serving as the First Vice Chairman, APSEA. He is currently represents APSEA in the Kenya Leadership Integrity Forum.
He was the President of the Society of Radiography in Kenya (SORK). He is also the publicity secretary Kenya Health Professionals Society (KHPS) and a board member of the Radiation protection board-LTAC. Kenneth has a Diploma in Radiography from KMTC, a Diploma in Marketing Management from Kenya Institute of Management (KIM), a Bachelor of Business Administration from KEMU and an MBA from the Management University of Africa.
Evans Thiga Gaturu is the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators' Representative at APSEA. He has been a Member of CIArb since 1998, and a Member of the Branch Committee of CIARB from 2006 - 2017, but sits as a Member of His Legal Sub-Committee.
He sits severally as a Sole Arbitrator and/or a Member of an Arbitral Tribunal, as the Arbitrations are heard. His Primary Profession is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya of 46 Years' Standing, and Practices Civil Law and Commercial Contacts, Land Law and Conveyancing, Family Law and General Civil Litigation, as well as dealing with Commercial Arbitrations, and A.D.R. Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms, Including Arbitration, Mediation, Conciliation, Negotiation and Adjudication. He is also a Company Secretary (C.S.) and a Member of the Institute of Certified Secretaries since 1999.
Mr. Gaturu is also a Member of the Judiciary's Court-Mandated Mediation Accreditation Committee (MCA), and a Member of the Commonwealth Lawyers' Association since 1986, the Law Society of Kenya since 1973, and the East African Law Society since 1996. He was Elected as the Assistant Secretary of APSEA in May 2013 to May 2015 when he was elected the Hon. Secretary of APSEA and Company Secretary of the Professional Centre Ltd; until 29th May 2019 when he was Elected as the 2nd Vice-Chairman of APSEA.
Dr. Nicholas Letting, PhD, has served in APSEA Executive Committee as the Honorary Assistant Secretary and currently Honorary Treasurer – APSEA. He holds a PhD, MBA and B.Com degrees from the University of Nairobi and CPA, CS and CIFA from KASNEB. He joined KASNEB as CEO/Secretary in May 2019.
He is a committed professional, passionate facilitator in conferences, respected scholar - practitioner, corporate governance advisor, visionary administrator, investments and finance analyst and transformative leader with over 20 years of work experience. He served for 5 years with Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) as deputy Executive Director/CEO in charge of COYA, consultancy, membership, SME and Media services. Before joining KIM he worked with BAT Kenya for over 8 years in Leaf Operations, Finance, Human Resources and Administration.
He served for 7 years at the Management University of Africa, 5 years as Vice – Chancellor/CEO where he headed Finance, Academic and Administrative functions of the Institution. Has supervised several PhD and Masters Students successfully. In addition, he has consulted with international bodies including UNDP and published widely. He has been a Council Member and Chairman of ICPSK. He has served as Council Member and Chairman of Finance, Strategy and General Purposes Committee at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) and is currently a member of National Commission for Science Technology and Innovations (NACOSTI). He is a Fellow of ICPAK, ICS and KIM.
He is a member in good standing of IoD, ICIFA and IHRM.
He is also a member of the Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (PSASB) and is serving in the ICPAK and ICIFA Councils.
Rosemary Njogu has been in the executive committee of APSEA for six years in various capacities, Hon. Assistant Secretary, Hon. Assistant Treasurer and Honorary Treasurer. She is currently the Honorary Secretary of APSEA. She also serves in the Professional Resource Centre (PRCC) committee and Finance subcommittee.
She is a finance, governance and management Professional. She is a fellow of and a former member of the Council of the Institute of Certified Secretaries (ICS - former ICPSK), where she was the chairman of Ethics committee and later chairman of professional training and development committee. She served in the former Finance and Administration committee of the council. She is also a former member of the Board of KASNEB, the Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board where she served in various committees. She is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK). She is a member of the Chartered Institute Management Accountants (CIMA-UK) and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
Rosemary is a member of the Association of Women Accountants of Kenya (AWAK) and a former Vice Chairman. She has been a member of Training and Capacity Building Committee of AWAK. She is also a members of the Institute of Certified Investments and Financial Analysts (ICIFA).
Rosemary holds a master’s degree in International Business Administration (MIBA) from the United States International University (USIU). She is also a graduate from the University of Nairobi- Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com.) accounting Option degree.
Rosemary is a board member of Ichagaki Boys Secondary school and Mugoiri Girls Secondary school. She is also the current Chairman of the ICS SACCO. She also served in Audit risk and Governance committee of her for six years.
Eng. Grace Muthoni Kagondu is a Professional Engineer, Registered by Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK). She has a MBA in Finance and Project Management from University of Nairobi, a BSc. in Civil Engineering from University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing Bachelor of Law.
Eng. Kagondu has 30 years’ of experience in engineering, procurement, risk management and project management respectively. She has served at Howard Humphreys Kenya (now Atkins Consulting), Gath Consulting Engineers, engaged in landmark projects and is currently Head of Projects at the Central Bank of Kenya.
She is a Member of the Executive Committee of Association of Professional Societies of East Africa (APSEA) and the Board of Trustees, AAK. She has previously served as the Chairperson of Engineers Chapter of AAK and as a member of AAK Governing Council.
Mr.Leonid Ashindu was born in 1982 and holds a Bachelors degree in Business Management from Management University of Africa, Higher National Diploma in Building/Civil Engineering from Kenya Institute of Highways and Building Technology (KIHBT), Diploma in Technical Education(Construction) from Kenya Technical Teachers College, Diploma in Building Construction from Kisumu Polytechnic and various honorary qualifications along with Personal Attributes Training and Workshops.He is currently undertaking a Bachelor's degree in Management and Leadership at Management University of Africa
Mr.Leonid Ashindu is a member of various Professional Bodies among which are: The Immediate Past Chairman Institute of Clerks of Works-Kenya (ICWK) and The Architectural Association of Kenya. He is also an accredited Construction Site Supervisors and Trainer with the National Construction Authority.
An Accredited trainer on Environmental Health and Safety in Construction and the Oil and Gas sectors. Currently working as a Chief Administrative Officer at Teachers Service Commission. He is also working as an individual consultant for the Africa Alliance of YMCAs.Previously worked as a Sub County Youth Training Officer with County Government of Kakamega. A Board Member of various Boards including: YMCA-NTI, Ebukhokoro Secondary School and Manyala Primary School.
Mr Leonid Ashindu has served in many capacities where he has held various Positions of Crucial Decision making as well as General Development of Organizations among which are United Nations Office of Project Services(UNOPS), Sinopec International Petroleum Corporation-Olkaria, Slum Upgrading And Youth Empowerment Projects, Ministry Of Education, Ministry Of Public Works,Kenya Prisons Service among others.
David Macoco is a Geodetic Surveyor and a Licensed Land Surveyor (Kenya) with more than twenty years’ experience in Geodetic (control) surveying, engineering surveying and cadastral surveying. David has carried out all these surveys with the Nairobi City Council and currently lecturing in Geodesy and Astronomy at the University of Nairobi. He has a keen interest in the new methods of geodetic positioning and is happy to be associated with Geomaps, one of the few indigenous Kenyan companies who have Ashtech GPS receivers. He has written several papers dealing with new methods of positioning.
David has a broad experience in management and administration firstly as the Chairman of the Department of Surveying at the University of Nairobi timetabling committee. He has also served as a member of Kenya Land Surveyors Board and is currently serving as the Convener of the Professional Resource Centre Committee (PRCC) at the Association of the Professional Societies in East Africa.
David’s aspiration is for all Professionals to act in an upright and professional manner and protect not only themselves but the essence of professionalism. He believes in kindness to all those around him.
He quotes a Guiding Philosophy in Life “Let every failure in life teach you something. Furthermore one should do any task to the best of their ability”.
Eng. Ratna M. Hirani, HSC is a Registered Engineer in Kenya and Chartered Engineer in the UK. He is currently Managing Partner at Mangat, I. B. Patel and Partners Consulting Engineers. Born 69 years ago, Mr. Hirani [B.Tech (Hons), REng, CEng, MIEK, FAAK, MIStructE] is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers UK, Institution of Structural Engineers UK, Institution of Engineers Kenya (IEK) and a Fellow of the Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK).
Mr. Hirani has been an active member of the Engineers Chapter for the past 27 years and had been on the AAK Council representing Engineers Chapter from 1993 to 2005. He was Chairman of the Engineers Chapter from 1998 to 2003.
He had been a member of the AAK Standing Committee on JBC and Practice dealing with construction cost and contracts. He was a member of Shelter and Settlement Committee at AAK.
Mr. Hirani has served as the Convener of Professional Development and Education Committee (PDEC) at APSEA and currently serves as the Chairman of the Kenya Professional Development Fund (KPDF) at the Association.
During his professional career of 45 years he has handled a variety of structural engineering projects in institutional, hotels & lodges, high-rise office buildings, residential, commercial buildings and grain handling categories.
Mr. Hedwig Nyalwal, is the Convener Professional Integrity and Ethics Committee (PIEC), of APSEA and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM).
Mr. Vincent Otieno Oluoch is the senior partner of Ng’ani & Oluoch and the head of the firm’s Corporate and Commercial Division. Oluoch is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya. He is also a practicing Certified Public Secretary. He is a member of the Law Society of Kenya, Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya and Kenya Institute of Management. Oluoch specializes in international trade and investment.
He has invaluable experience gained over the years in regional and international trade. Oluoch holds a Master of Law Degree from the University of Nairobi.
Over the years he has also served in various capacities within APSEA. He currently serves as a Convenor of the Professional Business Development Committee (PBDC)
Mr. Obura is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya; Lecturer-Department of Private Law-University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya and Legal Practitioner with the firm of Mwaura & Wachira Advocates Nairobi, Kenya.
Professor W. O. Ogara is a member of Faculty in the University of Nairobi, Department of Public Health Pharmacology and Toxicology (PHPT) with special interest in emerging diseases, human wildlife conflict and pathogens at the human animal interphase, food safety and food security. He is an Associate Faculty in the Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation focussing on the thematic area Climate Change and Health. He is a lead expert in Environmental Impact and Social Assessment. As an administrator, he was chairman of PHPT (6years) and currently the Director Center for International Programmes and Links of the UoN.
Prof. William O. Ogara has contributed substantially to professional development in Kenya as Secretary (2years), Chairman of executive Committee (3years),Chairman Kenya Veterinary Association (KVA) council(6years); representative of KVA to the Commonwealth Veterinary Association (CVA) council(4years), Regional Representative(RR) of CVA East Central Southern Africa(4years) to the CVA executive Committee. He has served APSEA in various capacities in committees and Vice Chair for over 30years. He has worked for University of Nairobi for over 25years, supervised a number of Graduates (Masters and PhD students) and has published a substantial number of papers in peer reviewed journals. Prof. William O. Ogara participated in the strategic for creating The Kenya Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Council (KENTTEC)and served on KENTTEC Board for 3 years as Chairman of the Technical Committee; currently he is a Member of Board of Directors of the United Kenya Club serving also as a Chair of the Risk and Audit Committee. He is an Anglican Church man.
CS. Samson Kibii is currently the Deputy Regional Manager – Coast & North Eastern Region of KUSCCO Limited. CS. Kibii is also a Strategic Management & Corporate Governance Consultant. CS. Samson Kibii is an MBA graduate (Strategic Management) of Moi University (2005) and holds a B.Com Degree in Business Administration from the University of Nairobi (1992) as well as a Practicing Certified Public Secretary of Kenya (CPSK).
CS. Samson Kibii has ventured into the Private Sector as a Consultant and set up Kibii & Associates, where he serves as a CEO & Principal Consultant.
CS. Samson Kibii is active Community Leader as well as a Professional Mentor where he serves in various community leadership and professional mentorship roles including but not limited to the following: Chairman/Denis Pritt Road Residents Association (DEPRRA); Chairman, Villacom Court, (Kilimani, Nairobi); member and leader of KARA ( Kenya Association of Resident Associations); member and Leader of ICS ( Institute of Certified Secretaries) of Kenya; Member of the Executive Committee of APSEA (Association of Professional Societies in East Africa); Convener of the PBDC (Professional Business Development Committee) of APSEA; Member of the National Committee on Trade Facilitation) among others.
CS. Samson Kibii is also the Vice Chairman of Sacho Alumni Association (SAA) and an official of Emom Schools Alumni Association (ESAA) whose role has been to mentor the young and provide a platform to mobilize resources for the development of both physical facilities & leadership.
The Association is organized into five thematic committees namely: Professional Integrity and Ethics Committee (PIEC), Professional Development and Education Committee (PDEC), Professional Business Development Committee (PBDC) and the Professional Resource Centre Committee (PRCC) and the Public Affairs Committee (PAC). The Convenors are responsible for the operations of the Committees.
In addition, the Association also has the Kenya Professional Development Fund (KPDF) under Trustees to promote the development of professionals and professionalism through selected interventions and activities that target young professionals and the youth in general.
The following are the functions of KPDF:
- To promote the growth and development of professional education training in Kenya and the East Africa Region.
- To promote encourage or otherwise support the adoption and application of best practices in professional conduct standards and ethics.
- To support and provide funds for strengthening professional values, ethics and integrity among professionals.
- To support the strengthening of professional disciplinary mechanisms and their enforcement.
- To support and undertake training and capacity building activities as may be found appropriate from time to time.
- To sponsor any activities, studies, undertakings, promotions and implementation of programs which help any or all of the above activities.
- To raise funds and other resources from all acceptable sources and to set up the fund as an endowment fund to secure the cause and sustainability of the fund.
- Identify and engage strategic partners who can contribute to the Fund.
- Write appropriate proposals.
- Establish secretariat for the Fund.
- Solicit for proposals from beneficiaries of the Fund.
- Increase the Investment Portfolio.
The day to day activities of the Association are run by a team of qualified and competent persons who primarily implement the decisions of the Executive Committee. The Secretariat is composed of the Executive Officer, we have Officers in charge of Programs, Accounts, Operations and, Office functions.
Anne GumbiExecutive Officer
Rhoda KingooAccounting Officer
Edward NgunjiriProgrammes Officer
Shelly MwirichiaOperations Officer
Joseph Ndung’uOperations Assistant
Grace WambuiSupport Staff
John OdhiamboSupport Staff