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Mr. Saleh Usman Gashua
Secretary General

Mr. Saleh U. Gashua holds a Master’s Degree in Plant and Soil Science from Tuskegee University, Alabama, U.S.A. He has a wealth of experience in rural and agricultural finance. He started his Career with the former Nigerian Agricultural and Cooperative Bank (NACB) Limited now Bank of Agriculture (BA). He is an active member of many Government and non-Governmental Committees and Networks. He is a lead partner in the newly formed Africa wide Agricultural finance Stakeholders working group (AFSWG) under the auspices of AFRACA and the Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) partnership.

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Dr. Claude Kodzo Sokpor
Finance and Administration Manager

Dr. Sokpor holds a Doctorate in Business Administration – Finance Major from the Atlantic International University- Hawaii-USA; Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance and B.Sc in Business Administration and Management both from Daystar University, Nairobi-Kenya. He is in his final stages of acquiring ACCA membership. He was Disbursement, Training and Financial control Officer at the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) from June 2007 – December 2013 in Harare Zimbabwe, a lecturer with Africa International University and Pan African Christian University in Nairobi-Kenya. He has more than 10 years combined experience in Projects, finance, administration, budgetary and fund management. Claude is married with children.

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Mr. John Amimo
Programme Coordinator

Mr. John Amimo is a Programme Coordinator at the African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA). He joined AFRACA in September, 2014. Mr. Amimo previously worked for the Coffee Development Fund, a state corporation focused in providing financial solutions and services to coffee producers and SME’s in Kenya. He worked in Resource Mobilization and as a Credit Manager for the Fund, over a period of five (5) years. Prior to joining the Fund, he worked for several NGO’s as Project Manager, managing SME programs in informal settlements in Kenya. He Holds a MSc. degree in Sustainable Environment Management from Middlesex University, London. He has attended various professional courses in Microfinance, Project Management and is also a GTZ (currently GIZ) trained youth entrepreneurship advisor. Has published several articles on coffee sector financing in the Agricultural Review Journal. He is also responsible for pioneering mobile money financing for coffee producers in Kenya. Also served as a Board Member for the Canadian-based, Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade (FAST) from 2011-2014.

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Ms. Caroll Bakang
Bilingual Corporate Affairs Manager

Caroll Bakang is the AFRACA Bilingual Corporate Affairs Manager/Senior Program Assistant. She is a lawyer. She holds a postgraduate diploma on investment Planning and Portfolio Management. She has been working with the African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA) for 5 years. She has gained a lot of knowledge and experience working with NGOs and diplomatic mission. She is knowledgeable in developing programs on agriculture and rural development. She maintains good relationships with governments, development partners and member institutions.

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Ms. Winfred Gatwiri Mutegi
Public Relations and Communication Expert

Winfred Gatwiri Mutegi joins AFRACA as a Public Relations and Communication expert.
She holds a degree in Communication (Public Relations and Electronic Media) from Daystar University in Kenya. Her work experience spans five years having worked with various local and international organizations in diverse sectors. Her previous roles includes working as a PR and Marketing Executive for Tangaza Pesa a Kenyan-based mobile money company. The Standard Media Group, as an Advertising Business Executive. She also worked in Academia for Africa International University as a Senior Public Relations Executive.
She joins AFRACA to strengthen its Knowledge Management and Communication Unit

Mr. Moses Jumah Obolah
Assistant Accountant

Moses Jumah is the Assistant Accountant with the African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association.
He joined AFRACA on 1st March 2006 and is a Credit Management Professional (CCPK). He is also a member of the Institute of Credit Management of Kenya (ICMK). He has over ten years combined experience in Hotel, Financial Management and administration.

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Mr. Nestor Nibitanga
Programme Assistant

Mr. Nestor Nibitanga is a Programmme Assistant at the African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA). He joined AFRACA in January 2014. Previously, Mr. Nibitanga was the Principal of Hope International School where he directed and monitored academic and non- academic programmes, planned and implemented the daily activities of the school. Over ten years, he has combined experience of teaching, translating and management. He holds a Bachelors degree in Biology from University of Burundi and a Diploma in Health Care Management from the Kenya Institute of Management. Nestor is currently pursuing MBA in Strategic Management at Daystar University. He has attended various professional courses in Information Technology, Mediation Skills and Operation Teaching Tools. Mr. Nibitanga is a Burundian citizen. He’s Bilingual in French and English.

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Ms. Hilda Achieng
Administrative Assistant

Hilda Achieng is the Administrative Assistant at AFRACA. She holds a diploma in Business Management and is currently pursuing her degree in Bachelor in Business Management . She has been working with the African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA) for more than 10 years. She has gained a lot of knowledge and experience working with the institution.

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Mr. David Wairia
Administrative Assistant

Mr. David Wairia is the administrative assistant at AFRACA. He joined AFRACA on 6th of January 2014 and holds a Diploma in Business Management and is currently pursuing a degree in Bachelor of Commerce . He has vast experience in the field from working with different influential organisations under the same capacity.

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