Board of Trustees
When Tom Maliti grows up he wants to be a writer. While he awaits his muse, he has spent the past two decades or so as a hack, working for media organizations in Africa and Asia. He cut his teeth in the media world in 1991 as a freelance contributor to The Frontier Post in Lahore, Pakistan, writing short stories and feature articles. Later, he was part of a team of journalists that started Pakistan's first weekend newspaper, The News on Sunday. He has served as editor of EXECUTIVE, a business magazine in Kenya; expression Today, a media and human rights journal and the African Woman and Child Feature Service. At present he is a correspondent for The Associated Press in its East Africa Bureau. Maliti has been the chairman of the board of Kwani Trust since 2003.
Malla Mumo joined the Board of Trustees in January 2003. He holds a BA Degree in Economics & Business Studies from Kenyatta University and an MBA - Finance from USIU- Africa. Malla brings to the Board over 16 years experience in Commercial Banking having held several branch management positions covering Foreign Exchange, Operations, Credit and Marketing with Habib Bank AG Zurich and Equity Bank. He is currently the Business Growth & Development Manager of Equity Bank’s Malindi Branch. A lover of the Performing Arts, Fine Art and Culture, he enjoys Theatre and the occasional Marathon, and his years of dedicated service to the Trust, he says, is his way of remaining Sane in a world full of figures.
Nimo has over 10 years of banking and consulting experience working in the United States and with financial institutions across West Africa. Her professional background includes investment banking on Wall Street, insurance, healthcare consulting and commercial banking. Nimo was previously Head of Correspondent Banking at United Bank for Africa (UBA)’s American subsidiary in New York. UBA is a top tier African financial services institution, headquartered in Nigeria. Nimo has also worked as the Associate Director for Business Development at the Advisory Board Company, a leading healthcare consulting firm based in Washington DC. In addition, she spent several years on Wall Street working with Goldman Sachs – the premier global financial services franchise. During Nimo’s expansive career, she has been responsible for formulating and executing strategic business initiatives and developing financial models. She has also contributed to the success of institutional bottom lines through aggressive marketing and professional relationship management. Nimo received her Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Graduate School Of Business and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Southern California College, USA. She joined the Trust in 2010.