Professor Wilfred Mwangi, the Chairman of the Board of
Directors of NCPB from May 2012, is a renowned agricultural economist
agricultural economist holding a BA degree in Economics and phD in Agricultural
Economics from Michigan State University, USA.
Professor Mwangi joined NCPB from the International Maize
and Wheat improvement Centre (CIMMYT) where he had been since 1987, lastly as
the project leader of the award-winning Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa
(DTMA) project and its regional Liaison Officer.
He previously taught at the University of Nairobi where he
rose to head the faculty of Agricultural Economics and as a member of the Dr.
Richard Leaky led Dream Team, served in the Government in the positions of
permanent Secretary in various Ministries including Agriculture and Energy as
well as advisor to the Cabinet.
Prof. Gideon Kirwa Misoi - Managing Director
Professor Gideon Kirwa Misoi, OGW, the NCPB Managing Director, joined the Board in that capacity in 2007.
He holds a Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Nairobi. He undertook his research attachment at the University of Cambridge, England.
Before joining NCPB Professor Misoi was an Associate Professor and Chairman of the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Nairobi, where he has served in various teaching capacities since 1985
He has also worked with Union Carbide, Nakuru, Kenya Cooperative Creameries, African Highland Produce Company and Kenya Seed Company.
Administratively, he has been a Joint Receiver and Manager for Kenya Cooperative Creameries, a member of an Inquiry and Restructuring team of Kenya Co-operative Creameries; a Member of the Boards of Directors of Savings and Loan (K.C.B. Group), Numerical Machining Complex (Subsidiary of Kenya Railways Corporation), a Director of Research Section in the College of Architecture and Engineering, the head of Transport and Garage of the University of Nairobi a representative of the University in the National Industrial Research and Development Committee.
He has written and published various seminar and journal papers and undertaken research work in his area of specialisation, i.e., Mechanical Engineering.
Professor Misoi was awarded the Order of the Grant Warrior of Kenya (OGW) in 1994 and the University of Nairobi Staff Merit Award in October 2002.
He is a member of the Registered Engineer, Engineers Registration Board and has undertaken consultancy work on a wide range of topics including Planning and Installation of Computer Networks (Digital Computer hardware systems and Euclid Software), Computer application in design of machine components and other Engineering systems (CAD.CAM System) and Efficient Utilization of equipment and energy in industry, Development of business plans and organizational structures for organizations, among others.
MS. MONICA AMOLLO
Mr. Daniel Damocha Dibo
Has a diploma in developmental studies from Arusha, Tanzania.
Worked as a Depot Manager for National Cereals and Produce Board from 1986 to 1993.
Is involved in coordinating community Development and support programmes on behalf of the Government and donors.