Team and Board Members

We want you to rest assured that you will be dealing with a team of officials whom transparency and accountability is at the core of all their operations. An impartial and effective team that is selflessly working to serve all Kenyans in the USA, ensure their money is safe and bring to you only sound investment opportunities. Those are the principles that this Sacco is grounded on.

Apart from being Board Members, it is through commitment, value and sacrifice to be of service to their fellow Kenyans in the USA that the entire team below happen to be the ones who co-founded Kenya USA Diaspora Sacco - the first Kenyan Sacco in the Diaspora.

And in accordance with the Co-operative Societies Act Cap 490 Laws of Kenya and Kenya USA Diaspora Sacco Society by-laws, the current team of Executive and Committee Board members are charged with the responsibility of managing the Sacco on a day to day basis and will be serving you in this Sacco.

Simon Nyagah

Chairman of the Society

Simon brings invaluable experience and service to the management team of the Kenya USA Diaspora SACCO. For more than 20 years, he has provided institutions and governments with strategic financial services with a focus on business, corporate finance and financial advisory services to emerging market companies and financially stable organizations. His skills include and, are not limited to: the overall management and operations of business, outsourcing, entrepreneurship and consulting.

He is involved and actively participates in conferences on sub-Saharan African affairs, sponsored by a number of business and government interests, which are held periodically in Kenya, the USA and other countries. He has also created opportunities to spread and grow client and capital sources, both in the private and governmental categories. Simon was also intensively involved with the AGOA initiative conferences and meetings in Washington DC pushing for its establishment and subsequent extension

Simon has also held strategic and influential positions with, J.P. Morgan Chase, Chase Home Equity, U.S. Census, Bureau and Central Bank of Kenya. He is among the very few individuals who holds the title of Certified OPIC Loan and political risk insurance Originator for Sub-Sahara Africa, a federal agency of the US Government and is certified under its Economic Development Network(EDN) Program.

Simon is based in our Nairobi offices located in Victoria Towers Ground Floor, in Upperhill. He is an ex-diaspora having lived in the USA for 12 years and divides his time between Kenya and the USA.


Catherine Muriithi

Vice Chairperson of the Society

Catherine brings a Management background to the Sacco that stems from years of working in various Nursing Management roles. In her 12 year career ladder in the USA, she has worked as a Nurse, an Instructor, Evaluator and more in the Greater Seattle Area. She has vast experience in quality improvement and service delivery. Catherine is passionate about creating positive change through training, coaching and mentoring, and is involved in the Kenyan community at various levels. Catherine loves to write, sing, get involved in church activities and spend time with family and friends.


Raphael Kilondu

Honorary Secretary of the Society

Ralph has been a successful businessman for more than 20 years. He is also a founder and a board member of several professional and network organizations based in Atlanta. With a background in Engineering and Business Management, he brings with him a wealth of experience to Kenya USA Diaspora Sacco, and is very passionate about philanthropic work, and devoting his time and resources by giving back to the community in Kenya.


David Wanjiru Chege

Treasurer of the Society

David Wanjiru is currently the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the California Department of State Library (CSL). He provides oversight for the efficient and effective use of Information Technology (IT), telecommunications resources and business solutions within the CSL. Prior to his current role, David spent 25 years in various positions with the State of California working for the Departments of Water Resource, Transportation, California Energy Commission, and taught IT and critical thinking online courses at the University of Phoenix. He is currently a part of the 2016 California Government Transformation Forum Advisory Board.

David is an active and a founding member of Ushirika Kenya, a community-based nonprofit organization dedicated to building a strong, united and thriving Kenyan community in Northern California and throughout the United States. He is also an entrepreneur and founder of Pork Delights Limited, an established Kenyan Agribusiness pig farming entity based in Kikuyu, Kenya. He is actively engaged and in involved in conferences on Kenya and Sub-Saharan affairs. He was the keynote speaker at the 2015 African Diaspora Marketplace III grant competition.

David attended high school at Starehe Boy's Centre, before getting his college education, a bachelor's degree in Physics and Computer Science at Principia College located at Alton, Illinois. He is also a graduate of the California State University, Sacramento, where he acquired his Masters of Business Administration Degree. He lives in Sacramento, California with his wife and their two sons.

He believes leadership is about serving others, and working with others to achieve a meaningful mission. His leadership philosophy has been developed over many years of public service. He seeks to learn from others, and treat every failure and success as a learning opportunity. His personal learning philosophy is to learn by actively participating and engaging in problem solving. He believes that the Kenya USA Diaspora SACCO will be the catalyst for financial transformation for the diasporans and Kenya in ways it has never been envisioned.

David enjoys travelling, reading books, hiking, biking and spending time with his sons. Soccer is his favorite sport and enjoys coaching his boys teams.


Rose Musyoka

Board Member

Rose is a successful entrepreneur and is one of the founders of Kenya USA Diaspora Sacco Ltd. With a background in e-Learning technology she worked for several years in corporate America before venturing to do her own business. Rose holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology (IT) and a Diploma in Computer Science. At the inception stage of this Sacco, Rose worked tirelessly for many years committing her time and resources to help design, built, consult and manage the various technologies that run the Sacco including and not limited to building the website content, managing the servers, Sacco website, email and the Sacco system.

She's an ex-diaspora and currently lives in Kenya where she dedicates time towards identifying investments and opportunities of worth that can benefit the Sacco members; working closely with stakeholders, legal teams & partners to guide and drive each initiative while protecting the Sacco and members interests.

As an entrepreneur, Rose splits her time between the United States and Kenya where she's importing and distributing California wine & Champagne into the Kenya market.

In her spare time, Rose loves to read, travel the world, wonder around on the Internet, go for walks and jogs in nature and catch up with family and friends.


Eric Mwangi

Board Member

Eric brings over 20 years of marketing experience having worked for some top brands such as Shell & BP, Africa Online, S.P. Richards and GE. He is a proud father of 3 and an active Community Service Leader. Eric is an avid sports fan and a proud Alum of Lenana School and the University of Nairobi. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and is also a Chartered Marketer from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in Birmingham, UK.

Eric currently works with Synchrony Financial (formerly GE Retail Finance). He is also the President of African Business Network, ABN, your preferred partner in Networking and Business Marketing Solutions. In his spare time he also finds time to run a non-profit organization called Chance Afrika that seeks to help and support children through sports and educational programs since 2006, tapping to his compassion and love to give-back to the Youth.

In his early life Eric played hockey, soccer and rugby and was the Captain of the University Rugby Team. He also played for the Kenya select rugby team. He is a selfless and dedicated community Leader whose drive for results, excellence and getting people together for the common good is outstanding.


Angela Karanja

Board Member

Angela brings a rich recruiting and HR background in corporate American spanning over 14 years to the Sacco. She has a strong passion for helping others achieve their goals in various facets of life, and is actively involved in the Kenyan community in Atlanta, serving as a board member for a nonprofit organization. Angela holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Human Resource Management. When not working, Angela enjoys spending time with her family.

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