Staff and Associate Profiles
Gregory K. Chybire: MA, MBA, BA, is founding member of PPI and the Director Research and Consultancy. Gregory has over 30 years’ experience in practical oriented management education and training, research and consultancy in Africa at different levels. He has also been involved in development management with a wide range of development agents.
He has provided technical support and consultancy services in training, systems development, evaluation and project implementation, and was responsible in 1974 for developing the public construction costing system for the Ministry of Public Works and Housing, and the formulation and propagation of the now famous Accounting for Non-Finance Managers in 1976, and in 1986 he developed a Performance Budgeting and Management Information System for the National Bank of Commerce, Tanzania.
He holds an MA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Lancaster, UK, MBA in Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.
He has previously served as Principal Consultant and Chairman of the Professional Business Development Committee, and Finance and Banking Division at the Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI). His recent assignments have included: World Bank, Government of Tanzania, Retrenchment Policy Study, Parastatal Review Commission; DFID/ Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), DFID/ Kenya Trypanosomiasis Research Institute (KETRI), DFID, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), and the Association of African Public Administration and Management /Organisation of African Unity (AAPAM/OAU) budget planning and development management.
His particular areas or expertise and professional interest are project appraisal and evaluation, education planning and management, financial planning and control, financial analysis and financial decision models, and corporate strategy and organisation restructuring.
Emma Gathoni Wachira: LLB, Dip Leadership Development, Cert. Integrity and Personal Responsibility is an advocate of the high court and commissioner of oaths. Ms Wachira, the PPI legal consultant has more than five years working with the corporate sector and community groups and associations. She was among the selected few Kenyans who attended the landmark education and international seminar on integrity and personal responsibility, launched in 2004.
She has consulted for leading banks in the country. Currently she is retained by the Kenya Commercial Bank and the Cooperative Bank of Kenya.
Kate Litondo: MA, BSc, MKCI, Kate has long experience in institution strengthening and capacity building for business, government, development relief communities through research and training, systems design and installation, and information management.
She has served in the university community in Kenya as a lecturer for 15 years and consulted for Ball State University in the USA where she developed and installed university Fee and Billing System. She has also consulted for the NGO community in Kenya, particularly on revenue planning and management for a sustainable development.
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Tobias Sylvester Mwanyika: M.Com, B.Com, CME, is the Country Director Tanzania. Mwanyika has many years of experience in research, consultancy and training. He has designed and delivered a number of successful management and administration packages for top civil servants, Parastatal managers, and chiefs of private corporations and development organisations. Since 1994 he has been responsible for designing and restructuring tax and revenue systems for the governments of eastern, southern and central Africa.
His recent mission has been with the Government of the Republic of Namibia, where he led a team of consultants in formulating the national tax policy. Previously he led the team to The Design and the Establishment of the Standard Costing, Pricing and Management Scheme with relevant cost files, accounting systems and procedures for the Australia Company, Malleys Ltd, a holding company that produces and controls a wide range of domestic appliances worldwide.
Mwanyika has extensive experience providing technical support in accounting and financial management and in the application of performance budgeting systems in results oriented environment. Recent assignments in this area have led him to the Kenya Wildlife Services and the Namibia finance ministry.
He has served with the Resource Development Management Associates (REDMA), the Eastern and South African Management Institute (ESAMI) and the Institute of Management Development (IDM). Some of the organisations and institutions that have benefited from his experience include Florissa Company Ltd, Eastern African Statistical Training Centre (EASTC), EU, European Development Bank, Ministries of Finance (Uganda, Tanzania, Namibia and Seychelles), and the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation.
John V. M. Wanjala: MSc Acct & Fin, CPA (K), CPS (K). A senior associate of PPI, Wanjala has long experience as a consultant and trainer in the area of accounting and finance. The holder of a MSc. in accounting, Wanjala has served in senior positions in a number of educational institutions (Kenya College of Accountancy, Kenya Institute of Administration, University of Nairobi). Wanjala was responsible for the constitution and establishment of the Kenya College of Accountancy on request from the ICPAK and the British Council. He has also had hands-on experience in various capacities as an accountant and company secretary both in the civil service and the private sector. He has been charged with the design and operationalization of effective and efficient fund management systems and procedures and overseeing establishment of small business concerns in the informal sector.
In addition to the core team, the organization has access to a wide pool of consultants through networks with universities, professional associations and other consulting groups.
Gilbert O. Okoye: holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in auditing and finance, and Certifications in Education Technology, andragogy, evaluation research and computing science. Okoye is one of PPI’s consultants in Audit Finance and Accounting. He specializes in Cooperative and community Systems.
Before joining PPI he served as the Deputy Principal and Director of studies at the prestigious Cooperative College, Kenya for ten years. He also served as an ILO expert on cooperative movement in Eastern and Southern Africa including Tanzania, Ethiopia and Swaziland. In addition, he has consulted for IFAD and UNDP. His recent assignments have included missions to the Kenya Government on tariff analysis for the power sector, and reforms in the cooperative education and administration; and financial analysis for the sugar sector.