The University Council
Mr. Mohammed Hassan - Chairman
Mr. Mohammed Hassan is an experienced investment banker and skilled financial expert. The Chartered Financial Analyst holds a Master of Science in Finance from the prestigious Strathclyde University, Glasgow, and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Nairobi. He has also undertaken an executive Business program at IESE Spain.
His professional career boasts of an expansive portfolio of responsibilities in the investment sector. He started off as a dealer at Dyer and Blair investment bank rising to the position of Managing Director. He is also the Chairman of the National Bank of Kenya and Kenya National Trading Corporation respectively and has been involved in corporate finance transactions in some of the largest Mergers and Acquisitions and public offers in East Africa.
His experience includes providing expertise in the setting up of private equity funds with a focus on Infrastructure and Energy projects in East Africa. In addition, Mr. Hassan has made notable achievements in the financial markets sector, managing successful Public Market transactions, mergers, and acquisition transactions.
Prof. Harriet Kidombo (PhD)
Prof. Harriet Kidombo is an accomplished Human Resource professional and Associate Professor at the University of Nairobi's Department of Business Administration where she teaches and supervises postgraduate research projects and theses.
Prof. Kidombo holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration (Human Resource Management) from the University of Nairobi, a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Human Resource Development from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom (UK) and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Nairobi. She also has professional qualifications in Open, Distance and e-Learning from the African Virtual University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution Skills and a Master of Arts in Peace and Reconciliation Studies both from Coventry University, UK.
Over her extensive scholarly career, Prof. Kidombo has been engaged in research and publishing. Some of her research initiatives include the Pan Africa Research Agenda on the Pedagogical Integration of ICT in Education in Africa (Panaf) funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), where she was the Deputy Principal Researcher for Kenya and the development of quality Indicator set for ICT-supported Distance Education, funded by the Vlaamse Interuniversitaire Raad (VLIR)- Belgian Government. She has more than fifty publications in refereed journals and several University level textbooks and study modules.
Prof. Kidombo is an external examiner at Copperbelt University in Zambia, Kenya Methodist University and the Human Resource Management Professional Examination Board. She is a member of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) and the Professional Trainers Association of Kenya (PTAK). She has also held administrative roles as the Faculty Dean and Deputy Director at the University of Nairobi and has been a member of the University Executive Board and the Senate.
Prof. John N. Munene - Secretary
Prof. John Munene is the Vice Chancellor, Zetech University. A professor of Clinical Veterinary Medicine with experience in higher education, administration and finance, he has held various management posts including Acting VC, Deputy VC in charge of Administration and Finance, and as Chairman of various academic committees.
A celebrated strategist, he has administrative management experience that includes: Project Director of Animal Industry Consultancy Unit (AICU), Head of Medicine Section, Clinical Studies and Chairman, Board of Post Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, at various institutions.
A gifted intellectual, Prof. Munene also worked as Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and as a Member of the Senate, Dean's Committee and the College of Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences Management Board at the University of Nairobi (UON). He started his career in medicine at UON where he pursued a Bachelor's Degree, followed by a Master in Clinical Studies. Subsequently, Prof. Munene attained a Doctorate degree in Clinical Studies (UON) before proceeding to Japan's Obihiro University for Advanced Studies in Protozoan Diseases. The dignified scholar has received several awards attached to his work and has made notable contribution through publications in the Veterinary health, sector in the country.
Prof. James Tuitoek
With over 20 years in leadership, Prof. James Tuitoek has competencies in leadership, management and organisational development, with an admirable ability to effectively initiate and manage change and development in higher education, in both public and private sectors.He earned a PhD in Monogastric Nutrition from the University of Guelph, Canada, having earned an Ms in Animal Science from the University of Manitoba and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Nairobi. His areas of expertise include: university education, research management and executive leadership as well as animal nutrition and livestock production.
Prof. James K Tuitoek has a rich heritage of experience in university management administration that saw him rise to the position of Vice Chancellor at Egerton University. This experience has seen him attain a glowing array of major achievements in research, university resources mobilisation and management.
Prof. Tuitoek's additional strengths include promotion of quality assurance in higher education,organisation and coordination of teams, negotiations, research and collaborations. He has participated in a number of Quality Assurance activities including Chairing a QA committee of the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA). As a respected champion of quality in university education, Prof Tuitoek has led many university assessments, audits, reviews and accreditations.
DR. Joseph Nyonje Kosure
Dr. Kosure is an accomplished business administrator with over 36 years of practice in public service, and proficiency in international experience. He is a visionary leader with outstanding skills in strategic market planning, public relations, media relations, organizational re-engineering and institutional development.
He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration (Marketing) from the University of Nairobi, a Master of Commerce (Marketing) from Shijawi University (India) and a Bachelor of Business Studies (Banking and Export) from Susan University of Science and technology, formerly Khartoum University.
Dr. Kosure has been a guest lecturer at the Kenya School of Government from 2017 to date. Before joining the Kenya School of Government, he served as CEO of the Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution (CIC) of Kenya where he was responsible for leadership and coordination of all functions, among other managerial roles.
He has served Boards of the Kenya Investment Authority, Export Processing Zones Authority, Marketing Society of Kenya and consulted for both local and international firms, including the East African Trade and Investment Hub, USAID/Agile and Harmonized Assistance for Devolved Institutions (AHADI).
He has authored publications in the areas of Marketing, Investment, Export processing and taken part in international workshops and conferences.
Mrs. Margaret Gitonga
An accredited Business Advisor with Goldman Sachs of USA and Founder/Lead Consultant of the African Women in Business Advisors Network (AWIBA-Network), Mrs. Gitonga is a Management and Entrepreneurship expert with extensive experience in strategy, marketing, business advisory, performance management, process re-engineering, investor relations, entrepreneurs & coaching and training.
With a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) First class honors from the University of Nairobi, and a Master of Business Administration from Strathmore University, Mrs. Gitonga has had a trailblazing career working in several countries.
With more than 20 years of experience in banking, she has served in leadership roles that involved heading strategic business units in these countries: Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi, and South Sudan.
Moreover, she has a wealth of experience in the media industry and NGO sectors and sits on the advisory boards of REMU Micro Finance, FEWA SACCO, and Novel Technologies, among others.
Mr. Mungai Peter Muhoho
Mr. Peter Muhoho, who is pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (PhD) and holds a Master of Business Administration, has enjoyed a decorated academic life that has seen him earn several awards for exemplary performance in his studies. He has a Bachelor of Law (L.LB) from the University of Nairobi and is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Public Secretary.
He has a wealth of experience in management of tax affairs and has over the years provided advisory opinions to entities such as the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) on complex and unique matters Mr Muhoho brings to the team extensive experience in the tax market. As the Head of Tax at Barclays Bank of Kenya, he is skilled in the management of tax risks and devises, as well as the identification and implementation of tax planning opportunities with the objective of achieving tax optimality and efficiency.
Prof. Urbanus N. Mutwiwa PHD., MEIK., MNQI.,
Prof. Urbanus is an Associate Professor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), where he has been working since the year 2009. He currently serves as the Deputy Management Representative, Integrated Management Systems, College of Engineering and Technology (JKUAT). Before this post, he served as the Chairman of the JKUAT Senate: Biomechanical and Environment Engineering Department. During his tenure in this position, the Department grew into the School of Biosystems and Environmental Engineering, which led to him becoming the founder Dean.
Professor Mutwiwa has previously worked as a Senior Research Officer in the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (Kenya), where he gained proficiency in higher education, research and innovation policy matters.
He has international expertise, having worked as a Research Associate at Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University Hannover (Germany) and Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand).
He currently serves in boards such as the Kenya Institute of Supplies Examination Board (KISEB), Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) University Education Committee, Directorate for Academic, Quality Assurance (JKUAT), the Water Resources and Research Centre (WARREC), and the Committee of Non-Related persons in AfriCert Limited.
He holds membership of professional bodies such as the Environmental Institute of Kenya; National Quality Institute (Kenya), Engineers Board of Kenya, Horticultural Association of Kenya, Institute of Engineers of Kenya; German Alumni Water Network, and the German Alumni Food Network. He is a licensed lead expert EIA /EA and a Lead Auditor Quality Management Systems ISO 9001:2015 and Environment Management Systems ISO14001:2015. He has authored various research publications in peer-reviewed journals, contributed to scientific conferences both locally and internationally; as well as supervised both postgraduate and undergraduate students.
In 2006, he was awarded the Max-Eyth Nachwuchsfoederung prize by the Association of German Engineers, for his research in protected cultivation. He has experience in research and consultancy within the agricultural and environmental sectors and has undertaken various assignments on the sustainability of various agricultural value chains.