Advisory Board

The Center’s Advisory Board provides oversight and is composed of prominent academics, public figures, and business leaders. ­The Board meets annually and provides ongoing leadership and counsel regarding the Center’s activities.

Th­e following individuals comprise the Advisory Board of the Columbia Global Centers | Nairobi:

  • Tewodros Ashenafi ’91CC, Chairman and CEO of Southwest Energy based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Ibrahim Gambari ’70 GSAS, ’74GSAS, Ambassador Government of Nigeria based in New York
  • Hemnabh Khatau, Director of The Mehta Group based in Lugazi, Uganda
  • James Leitner ’77SIPA, President of Falcon Management Company based in New Jersey, USA
  • Ian Plenderleith ’71BUS, Chair of BH Macro based in London, United Kingdom
  • Juliana Rotich, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Ushahidi based in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Honourable Amos Wako, Kenyan Senator and former Attorney General based in Nairobi, Kenya