Board of Directors


Board of Directors

National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) is governed by the Board of Directors which is responsible for ensuring professional standards and corporate values, systems and controls are put in place, as well as ensure key policies are formulated and implemented. The functions of the Board are to:…FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD

CHAIRMAN
MUTEA IRINGO, OGW, EBS, CBS, ndc (K)

Mr. Mutea Iringo holds a Master’s Degree in International Studies and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Nairobi. Mr. Iringo has had an illustrious career spanning more than 25 years’ in the public service where he served in various capacities. He began his career as an assistant secretary in the Ministry of Local government and was later transferred to the office of the President as a district officer, where he rose to become a Senior District Commissioner and served in various parts of the country. He was appointed Senior Deputy Secretary in-charge of security at the Office of the President and later promoted to secretary in charge of internal security. He then became the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of State for Provincial Administration and later Principal Secretary, Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government and Internal Security and finally Principal Secretary Ministry of State for Defence. Mr. Mutea Iringo is also an alumni of National Defence College (NDC) where he studied policy and strategy formulation. He has trained in management and security in Kenya School of Government and Internationally in USA and Israel.).

DIRECTOR
MRS. EUNICE W. K. KARANJA

Mrs. Karanja holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Strategic Management and Leadership from St. Paul University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Human Resource Management) from The Catholic University of Eastern Africa. She has a wealth of experience having worked as a Director in Water Services and Regulatory Board, at the National Steering Committee as a Peace Monitor, at UNDP Kenya as the County Peace Co-coordinator and at AMREF as a Research Assistant. She has also worked for the Parliamentary Service Commission as a Constituency Manager and a CDF Treasurer respectively and served as a Senior Supervisor with the Kenya Bureau of Statistics.

DIRECTOR

HON. DAVID WAFULA WEKESA LAZARO

Hon. David Wafula Wekesa Lazaro is an immediate former Member of Parliament Saboti Constituency where he served in various house committees including; Committee on Appointments, Committee on Defence and Foreign Relations, Select Committee on National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) and Committee on House Rules and Procedures. Previously he worked with the Kenya National Assembly in various positions and departments. He holds a Diploma in Archives and Record Management.

DIRECTOR

MR. MICAH PKOPUS POWON, CBS – PS, STATE DEPARTMENT FOR DEVELOPMENT OF ASALS

Mr. Powon holds a Master of Science in Horticulture from Egerton University and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Nairobi. He assumed this position in early 2018 after serving as Principal Secretary, State Department
for Devolution, and Correctional Services respectively.

DIRECTOR

Ms. JANE E.G WAROGA

Ms. Jane Waroga holds a Bachelor in Arts Degree (social Work) from the University of Nairobi and a Diploma in Counselling from Kenyatta University. Before joining NCPB she was a Director at Embu Water and Sanitation Company. Has over 30 years working experience. She has worked in various capacities at plan international.

DIRECTOR

AMB. DAVID MUTEMI, MBS

AMB. David Mutemi holds Masters of Arts in International Conflict Management (MAICM) from the University of Nairobi and Bachelor of Arts (BA) Public Administration and Political Science, University of Nairobi. A member of the Kenya Association for Public Administration and Management (KAPM). He has over 30 years’ work experience in Public Administration and Diplomacy. Before joining NCPB he was a Director at Beada Millers Ltd, Nakuru. He has held other key positions in various ministries including Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Ministry of Justice, National Cohesion and Constitutional Affairs, Ministry of Rural Development Coordination. He has also held various positions in the Public Administration in different counties including Wajir County, Bomet County, Baringo County, Nakuru County and Kisumu County.

DIRECTOR

Prof. Hamadi Iddi Boga – Ag. Ps State Department of Agricultural Research/Crop Development.

Prof. Hamadi Iddi Boga is the Principal Secretary of the State Department for Agricultural Research in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation in the Government of Kenya. He is the former founding Principal of Taita Taveta University and was its Vice Chancellor between 2007 and 2017. He was a Professor in the department of Botany at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. His skills and interests are in biology, agricultural science, sequencing, microbiology, molecular biological techniques and RNA genes. He also has an interest in microbial ecology of insects’ guts, soils and soda lakes and has worked with termites, the soda lakes of Kenya, mangrove swamps, agricultural and forest soils and also on Mount Kenya glacier. He has a PhD in Biology from Universität Konstanz in Germany.

DIRECTOR

MR. JAMES NDUNGU MUREU

Mr James Ndungu Mureu, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Hartford University, USA and is currently studying for an MBA from the Mancosa College of Business, South Africa. He also holds a diploma in banking from the Kenya Polytechnic. Mr. Mureu worked for the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) for 14 years before venturing into business where he founded Master Conveyors Ltd, a logistics company.  Later he relocated to Australia where besides being the National Chamber of Commerce & Industry liaison officer where he handled trade related issues on behalf of the Kenyan High Commission, he founded Treasures of Africa which Markets and promots Kenyan Tea and Coffee.

He has interests in the construction, telecommunications and financial services sectors through his companies Prolong(Kenya) Ltd, Mastrade Holdings Ltd, a leading Safaricom Data services provider company and most recently has set up a One Stop Financial Services Solution Centre respectively.

Mr Mureu is currently the Managing Director of Prolong Paints K Ltd, the Executive Chairman of Mastrade Holdings Ltd, non-executive chairman of Afrinol Holdings Ltd and Tana Biomass Generation Company. The Naivasha based businessman also practices large scale farming in Tana River County.

He has been the National Vice President of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Chairman of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Mombasa County, and Chairman of the National Economic Diplomacy Committee, Captain and Chairman of the Nyali Golf & Country Club. He is a founder member of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance, and the National Peace Committee Coast Chapter. He currently sits in both the joint business Councils of Kenya/Nigeria and Kenya/Algeria.

He is a Lion scout and holder of the Gold award of the President’s award Scheme. He has attended a number of corporate governance courses and participated in numerous forums that promote trade in Kenya and the East African region.

DIRECTOR

MR. PHILIP TARUS – ALTERNATE DIRECTOR – MIN. OF DEVOLUTION AND ASAL’S STATE DEPARTMENT FOR DEVOLUTION

MANAGING DIRECTOR
MR. JOSEPH MUNA KIMOTE

Mr. Kimote holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Moi University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from The University of Nairobi. Before joining the Board, Mr. Kimote was the General Manager at the National Social Security Fund (NSSF). He has held several other leadership positions including Director-Institutional Planning and Development, United States International University (USIU); Project Manager –USAID/EPC Trade Development Programme; and a Senior Consultant at Deloitte & Touche. Joseph is a Full Member of the Institute of Directors of Kenya, Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) and Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM). He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Bamburi Cement Limited. He has also previously served as a Board Member National Bank of Kenya Limited, AIC Kijabe Cure International Hospital and Precious Blood Secondary School Riruta. He has undergone extensive trainings in Advanced Leadership and Corporate Governance locally and internationally.