IU Council Members



Prof. Bancy Mati

An Engineer and Senior Lecturer JKUAT; Project Manager Improved Management of Agricultural Water in Eastern and Southern Africa (IMAWESA); A researcher with International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and a member of the advisory board of International Rainwater Harvesty Alliance (IRHA); A former member of the Council of Institute of Engineers Kenya; Steering committee member of Global Water Partnership; Professor of Public Law University of Nairobi and Dean Faculty of Law; Currently Managing Director Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI); Chairman Paris Union of WIPO; Nominated by Government of Kenya to vie for Director General of WIPO; An authority in Intellectual Property rights; Was Chairman of WIPO standing committee on Law of Trademarks Industrial designs and Geographical indicator; Member of Administration Council of the African Regional Intellectual Property organization.; President WIPO Singapore Diplomatic conference on the Law of trademarks in 2006; Former member Council of Legal Education; Former Director Center for Governance and Democracy; Consultant to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on Trade Policy Training Program; Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;


Ms. Surinder Kapila

Lawyer; Former Legal Officer, USAID; Board member, Eco Bank


Elizabeth Lwanga

A Private Consultant; Has over 30 years experience in development work focusing on programme development; UNDP Deputy Regional Director Africa Bureau; Former UNDP Resident Representative and Coordinator of United Nations System in Swaziland; Former Manager UNDP Gender in Development programme in New York; Worked as a consultant to UNIFEM, UNESCO, ILO, OAU, the World Bank, the World Council of Churches and the African Women Task force on International Decade for women; Former Director for Communications for All Africa Conference of Churches; Member of Executive board of African Women’s Development fund; Director Sirleaf Market Women’s Fund


Ms. Winnie Imanyara

Deputy Managing Director and Director of Change and Strategy, Housing Finance a Mortgage Finance Institution; Chief Executive Equity Group Foundation; Wide experience in Human Resources Management with blue chip companies



Prof. Peter Kimuyu

University of Nairobi Professor of Economics; Currently Chairman of Privatization Commission of Kenya; Former Director, IPAR; Director KCB Bank; Founder Director of the School of Economics, University of Nairobi; Former Chairman of Export Promotion Council (EPC)



Mr. George Waititu

Research specialist; Entrepreneur; Managing Director, Synovate Kenya a global research company; Former Vice President Pan African Media Research organisation


Mr. Njeru Kirira

Lead Consultant for Global Investments and Financial Consultancy Ltd. (GEIFC); Served as a Director on several Boards of State Corporations; Economic Advisor Central Bank of Kenya; Former Director for Fiscal and Monetary Affairs; Served as Director for Fiscal and Monetary Affairs; Financial Secretary; served in various capacities in the Income Tax Department