Jo Ryan - Chair
Over 25+ years of experience and expertise leading strategy design, change management and promoting sustainable development through trade in Africa, Jo has an in-depth understanding of the challenges and opportunities of doing business and impact investing across East Africa. Jo is originally from County Tipperary in Ireland and has lived and worked across Africa for over 15 years, 8 years living in Kenya where Jo currently resides.
Jo has proven her ability to operate at the nexus of private sector, social enterprise and not-for profit space, levering the strengths of the various business models to promote inclusive business growth and sustainable development. Jo is currently CEO to TruTrade Africa, a social enterprise that links smallholders to markets and promotes digital supply chains. Jo is also a Board member of Alive + Kicking Kenya and recently retired as Treasury of the Youth Scientist Kenya board of Governance.
Stephen Fagan - Co Chair
Jack O'Regan - Secretary
Mick Murphy - Treasurer
Mick Murphy is a partner with Viva Africa Consulting specialising in cross-border investment and the restructuring of multi-national groups operating in East and Central Africa. Mick is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and trained with Deloitte in London.
Prior to coming to East Africa Mick worked with Deloitte in Johannesburg and Moscow and has gained experience in the taxation systems of many jurisdictions.
His clients are mainly in private equity, power generation and manufacturing. Some highlights in his career include involvement in structuring international operations, significant input on structuring international private equity investment transactions, structuring the transfer of know-how and provision of technical services in cross-border transactions and initiation of Tax In Africa, the only Pan-African tax publication, the Investing in Africa Guide which contained investment advice on 37 African countries and presenting at many international events.
Natasha Haavi - Assistant Secretary
Tony Wood - Member
Tony is the Managing Director of MYDAWA, a revolutionary e-health solution and the first licenced e-pharmacy in Kenya ensuring access to quality products at an affordable price which are consistently available to consumers, delivered directly to you conveniently and with privacy, all from the palm of your hand.
Tony comes to the Pharmaceutical Industry with a successful technology background and is ably supported by a very strong Pharmaceutical team to ensure that we meet all our Operational and Regulatory requirement to provide a fully customer-focused solution. Prior to MYDAWA, Tony was the Chief Operating Officer for Wananchi Business Services, responsible for driving growth across all sectors of the business. Before this he led Alcatel-Lucent East Africa and has been based in Nairobi for over 8 years. Internationally, he has also held numerous leadership roles across Europe focusing on corporate growth and transformation following a successful career in the UK Royal Air Force.
He holds a master’s degree in Business Telecommunications from University College London (UCL) and has a drive to positively impact lives through the use of technology.
Enid Otieno - Member
Enid holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Option) Degree from the University of Nairobi and a Master’s in Business Administration from Strathmore Business School. She is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) as well as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA – Kenya). She has ten years external audit experience with Deloitte & Touche, in both Kenya and Tanzania. She worked with First Chartered Securities for seven years as an assistant group internal auditor after which she moved to ICEA LION Life Assurance Company Limited in June 2013 as the Head of Internal Audit where she still works.
Enid is a member of the Business Ireland Kenya, Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA Global), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), Association of Women Accountants of Kenya (AWAK), Women on Boards Network, Institute of Directors (IOD) Kenya and ISACA. She is passionate about mentorship, coaching and organizational leadership serving on a voluntary basis in these areas.