The Leadership Team
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MR. JOSIAH MORIASI ARABU, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Josiah Moriasi Arabu is the Chief Executive Officer of the Youth Enterprise Development Fund. He is in charge of the overall leadership and management of the operations of the Fund. He is in charge of setting and executing the overall business strategy as well as programmes in support of the Fund’s strategic direction.
Mr. Moriasi assumed office 1st of November 2016. He has extensive experience in corporate governance, performance management, human relations and development, change management, investment, project monitoring and evaluation, pension scheme management, guidance and counseling, democracy and governance, and corporate leadership,
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Moriasi worked for 7 years with the Lake Victoria South Water Services Board in various capacities and most recently as the Chief Manager Corporate Planning. He has also served at the Kenya Institute of Bankers and as a lecturer at various institutions of higher learning.
MR. BENSON MUTHENDI, Public Relations Manager
Mr. Muthendi helped found the Youth Enterprise Development Fund in 2007. He has extensive experience in youth development and community education and outreach. He has served in the present position since August 2008. He holds a Bachelors of Education degree from Moi University. He also holds a Diploma in Public Relations and a Diploma in Management, in addition to a certificate in Communication and Learning Technologies from Aharon Ofri, Israel. He is currently finalizing a Master’s degree in Rural Sociology and Community Development.
He has been head of the Communication and Training section at the Kenya Institute of Education where he also worked as a radio and TV programmes script writer and producer. He served as the communication and community mobilization officer for GOK/UNICEF ILFE project in Northern Kenya.
Mr. Muthendi has worked in the youth sector in various capacities and is a volunteer at several youth mentorship programmes including the St. John Ambulance Brigade and the President’s Award Kenya.
MS. JUDY CHELANG’A KIMETO, Lending and Investment Manager
Ms. Kimeto oversees lending, the core programme of the Fund. She holds Bachelors degree in Business Administration as well as an MBA. She is currently pursuing professional courses in finance and accounts. She has also attended numerous courses in credit management and in general management. She has extensive experience in micro finance, including group preparation, lending and recovery. She is also a qualified trainer of trainers (TOT), and an expert in portfolio management. Before joining the Fund, Judy was a unit manager at the Kenya Women Finance Trust.
MS. TRUPHENA OMUNG’ALA, Human Resource Manager
Truphena heads the Human Resource function of the Fund. She previously worked as HR & Training Officer at the Aga Khan Foundation’s First Micro Credit Agency. She holds a Bachelors degree in Commerce and a Masters in Commerce (Business Administration). She also has diplomas in Human Resource, Labour Market and Microfinance. She is currently pursuing an Advanced Diploma in Psychology, Tech and is a member of the Institute of Human Resource Management.