AmCham Board of Directors

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Elizabeth Wheeler
President

​Elizabeth (Liz) Wheeler is the Chief Executive Officer of Micato Safaris East Africa.She has been in the tourism industry for over 23 years, specializing in third-world and emerging destinations, and has worked in over 80 countries.Ms. Wheeler joined Micato Safaris in 1997 as Senior Director of Field Operations overseeing product delivery and service standards in East Africa, Southern Africa, and India.As Chief Operating Officer, her oversight expanded to development of new product and marketing initiatives for presentation to the luxury market.During her tenure Micato Safaris has won numerous industry awards, including being named Travel & Leisure’s World’s Best Tour and Safari Operator a record 9 times.

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Kunle Awosika
Vice President

​Kunle Awosika is Microsoft Corporation's Country Manager in Kenya. He is focused on steering Microsoft Corporation in Kenya to the next phase of expansion through commercial and government engagements while building and growing a high performing team.

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Nicholas Nesbitt
Board Member

Nicholas Nesbitt is the General Manager of IBM Eastern Africa. He leads all of IBM's operations in 10 countries in the region. Previously, Mr Nesbitt was the Chief Executive of KenCall, the leading international BPO/call center outsourcing company in East Africa and has been recognized as the Top Non European Call Center globally.

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Deo Onyango
Board Member

​Deo Onyango is responsible for business development and strategic growth of GE’s portfolio in the Eastern Africa region which includes power, healthcare, rail and aviation. He is based in Nairobi and reports to Jay Ireland, President and CEO, GE Africa.

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Edwin Temu
Board Member

​Edwin has professional experience working in different countries where he acquired new language and communication skills and a history in managing relationships across cultures.

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Tom Onyango
Board Member

​Tom is a partners at TripleOKlaw Advocates where he is in charge of the Conveyance Department and deals primarily with bank security documentation, commercial law including contract documentation, mergers and acquisitions and conveyance of property.

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MaryAnne Mwaura
Board Member

MaryAnne Mwaura is the Citi’s Head of Public Affairs East Africa, responsible for media relations, internal and external communications, brand and community development.

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Vivek Sunder
Board Member

Vivek is currently leading P&G’s business in East/ Equatorial Africa, the key markets being Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Angola.

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James C. Rigassio
Board Member

Jim Rigassio is the Senior Commercial Officer for the U.S. Department of Commerce at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi.

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