+254 758 728 882

Our Team

Senior Management Team

James CEO
James Muraguri
Chief Executive Officer

James is a PFM practitioner with over 15 years of experience in the non-profit sector. He is the founder and CEO of the Institute of Public Finance (IPF), a non-profit think-tank that pursues the ideas of open public finance through training, research, and capacity strengthening.

Daniel Ndirangu
Daniel Ndirangu
Country Lead and Head of Programmes

Daniel has extensive knowledge of public finance policies and advocacy on equity, citizen participation, and accountability. He has developed policy proposals to relevant institutions for policy change geared towards addressing gaps in public finance management.

Ruth Kendagor
Head of Research

Ruth is an economist and researcher, with interests in public policy and governance. She has 15 years of working experience in directing and implementing research, teaching economics, and performing managerial duties in institutions and government.

Sam Mwangi
Sam Mwangi
Head of Finance and Operations

Samson has 10 years of experience and consistent growth in Finance and Operations in various sectors, four of which have been at IPF. He is charged with providing strategic leadership on financial systems and operations management including programs analysis and reporting.

lucky 67
Lucky Kisaka
Head of Employee Experience

Lucky is a Human Resource professional certified by the Human Resource Management Professionals Examinations Board (HRMPEB), with over ten years of work experience as an HR Generalist. She is versatile, with expertise in people management and organizational development.

Finance and Administration Department

Research Department

WhatsApp Image 2023-03-08 at 15.00.53
Sophie-Claire Omondi
Senior Finance Officer

Sophie is a development finance enthusiast with over nine years of experience in Finance and Operations. She has managed various donor-funded projects across Africa. Her expertise and mastery is in project finance, operational efficiency, financial planning, treasury operations, risk management, and the development of internal control systems.

David Mungai
Logistics Officer

David oversees the planning, coordination, and execution of the entire supply chain operations for IPF to ensure the timely delivery of goods and materials, while maintaining a focus on quality, cost and efficiency. With experience in inventory management, transportation, and customs regulations, he optimizes logistics processes to meet business objectives and customer demands.

Veronicah Ndegwa
Senior Research Analyst-Tax Policy and Public Debt

Veronicah is a economist with over five years’ of experience in public policy formulation and analysis, with an in-depth understanding of Kenya’s public finance landscape drawn from her experience working for the national government. She holds a Master of Arts (Economics) degree from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Statistics from Chuka University.

John Nyangi
Senior Research Analyst - Research Capacity Strengthening

John is a Health Economist and a PFM specialist with over seven years of experience in the provision of policy advice and technical assistance to national and county governments, private sector, and donor organizations on issues of health financing, Public Finance Management, Strategic Public Policy processes, policy research, resource mobilization, and public service delivery.

Bernard Njiri
Senior Research Analyst - Macro Economics

Bernard is an economist with a competent understanding and skills in macroeconomics, econometrics, and economic modeling. His research is geared toward emerging and frontier economies and associated macroeconomic policies that promote internal and external stability. He holds a Master of Economics from Kyushu University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with IT from Maseno University.

Programmes Department

Maryanne Wanjiku
Programmes Officer

Maryanne is a PFM specialist with six years of experience, with a deep understanding of budgetary processes and public financial management systems. Her expertise lies in designing and implementing capacity-building programs aimed at improving citizen's ability to participate in government decision-making processes, at the national and county level. Throughout her career, she has collaborated with various stakeholders, including CSOs, government agencies, and development partners, to promote transparency and accountability in public finance.

Mohamed Salat
Programmes Officer

Mohamed is a Governance, Public Finance and Fiscal Decentralization specialist with over 10 years of experience both in the Public Sector implementing programmes in various social sectors and the Civil Society spaces advocating for transparency, accountability, and public participation in public finance management systems. Previously, Mohamed served as a Chief Officer in multiple departments in Wajir County including Finance and Audit Services and the Office of the Governor. He also served as a Senior Economist and Head of Budget and Expenditure Management in Machakos County.

Victoria Wausi
Programmes Officer

Victoria is a public governance expert with over seven years of demonstrable experience in the coordination, and implementation of local and international development projects and programs of high impact. She is passionate about strengthening development outcomes for marginalized groups in Kenya and has intentionally built her career to contribute to these efforts across multiple sectors. Victoria holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (Social Work) from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa and is pursuing a Master of Arts in Project Planning and Management.

Jacob Achollah - MEAL Manager
Jacob Achollah
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Manager

He is a MEAL expert with a background in the development and implementation of effective MEAL systems. With extensive experience in both the private and public sectors, they have a proven track record of ensuring data quality, using data to inform decision-making, and improving program effectiveness. His expertise lies in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, coupled with their excellent communication and interpersonal skills, making him an asset to any team focused on achieving measurable results and impact.