Staff and Associates
PPI Staff and associates are men and women with solid and tested professional and technical backgrounds in management and development of innovative programs and solutions.
They are highly knowledgeable, experienced and practical, and are currently participating in a variety of successful interventions yielding economic, industrial, commercial, and social development benefits.
Their range of valuable expertise reflect the strongest capabilities available at PPI directed towards carefully selected key areas of development and management which in themselves encompass critical concerns of today’s forward-looking and change-oriented governments, organizations, managers and executives in Africa and elsewhere.
The staff has worked extensively for clients in both private and public sectors in Kenya.
In addition to a full-time team of 12, the organization has access to a wide pool of consultants through networks with universities, professional associations and other consulting groups.
Mohammed Kerre: DBA, MBA, B.Com, DIM, FIMF, GIExA, AMKIM, founding member and Chief Executive. Mohammed is also the strategy, policy, management and institutional development consultant. He has served in various capacities with the Government of Kenya, the business sector and development community. He has served with the Teachers Service Commission, the tourism and wildlife sectors, and the USA Government as an Associate Peace Corps Director.
Mohammed has provided technical assistance and consultancy services to a number of Government and locally based development organizations, including Ministries of Planning and National Development and Science, Technology and Technical Training in the formulation of the national policy on small and micro-enterprise development (1987-91), Association of Local Government Authorities of Kenya (2000-date), the East African Local Governments Association (EALGA), European Union, Council for International Development, the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania and a host of non-governmental organizations.
He has consulted for UNDP, USAID, EU, NORAD, NCCK, SALTLICK, the Anglican Church of Kenya, CARE International and other members working to alleviate poverty in Kenya. He is presently providing technical support to the Association of Local Government Authorities of Kenya, and the National Cooperative Housing Union (NACHU). He has just completed a study on the sugar industry in Kenya, making projections through the year 2007, on behalf of the Kenya Sugar Board, with a view to stabilizing sugar supply and demand.
He is also a founding member and director of two local micro-finance and business development service organisations: Promotion of Rural Initiatives and Development Enterprises (PRIDE) Ltd and the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) Ltd. Mohammed has undertaken research and design, and evaluation assignments in community participatory mechanisms, micro-finance initiatives, business and organisation re-wiring, planning and development of poverty reduction mechanisms, and facilitated a number of strategic planning sessions. He has been a member of Government of Kenya Task Force on Small Enterprise and Jua Kali Development, and The Industrial Technology Policy. He has also served as a member of Government of Tanzania/ World Bank Parastatals Review Team.
Mohammed has initiated and supported establishment of development and community based organisations among them the Bungoma Family Development Program (BFDP) Ltd, Promotion of Rural Initiatives and Development Enterprises (PRIDE) Ltd, Business Initiatives and Management Assistance Services (BIMAS) Ltd, Western Women’s Network (WWN) and the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) Ltd. He has assisted more than 50 organisations (local and international) undertake rewiring processes and formulate and operationalize strategic plans, and carry out monitoring and evaluation assignments. He is presently involved in
He is a Faculty Member of the Kenya institute of Management and a Fellow of the London School of International Business. He holds a Doctor of Business Administration in Policy and Economic Development, a Master of Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Commerce (accounting) from the University of Nairobi.
Kerre has also authored a number of titles in management and business, and history and culture. His most recent title is: SUBCONTRACTING: A TOOL FOR INDUSTRIALISATION – Lessons for Kenya.
Ms. Ivy Wachira holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management. She has previously worked with Nyumbani Hospice for AIDS Orphans, Promotion of Rural Initiatives and Development Enterprises Ltd (PRIDE), the Barclays Bank of Kenya and the Kenya Power and Lighting Company as a Human Resource Manager.
In all respects she has been responsible for cultivating an environment that promotes active staff participation and involvement in interrogating and contributing to the direction of the organisation, setting key performance indicators and overseeing individual staff work towards realizing and or surpassing their benchmarks. At PRIDE and Nyumbani she oversaw the production of five year strategic development plans for the organisations. Ivy is a member of the Cerebral Palsy Society of Kenya, and is widely involved in community development activities designed to improve confidence and empower the youth.
Maryanne Gallo, Human Resources Specialist holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and Masters in Human Resources Management and Normal Development. She has previously served with the Ministry of social Services as a District Social Development Officer.
For the last two decades, Maryanne has been involved in human resources development activities with the Public Service Commission, CARE international, the Kenya Airways and the Government of USA.
She has served the USA Government as national and international personnel responsible for:
Ms Gallo was central to the introduction of modern human resource best practices in USAID Missions, and the subsequent training of employees to fast track institutionalization of the practices in host countries.
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