MR. BRIAN O . OUMA – BOARD MEMBER


PERSONAL SUMMARY

Brian is a sharp and dedicated person with long-standing experience in strategy formulation and resource mobilization. He is self-driven with outstanding organizational and multi-tasking skills.

A master and friendly communicator with international experience and excellent negotiation skills, he has the ability to support and encourage colleagues, build and maintain good working rapport with donors and stakeholders.

He is also passionate about making a real difference to real issues like poverty and disease having perfected his problem-solving skills built upon a methodical and logical approach with attention to details. He is currently the Director University Advancement in charge of Fundraising, Partnerships and Government Relations at the University of Nairobi.

SELECTED ACHIEVEMENTS

GLOBAL, REGIONAL AND LOCAL EXPOSURE, NETWORKS AND TRACK RECORD
Brian has participated in successful fundraising endeavors with Grand Challenges Canada, Toronto Marathon and the University Health Networks in Canada and the Catholic Church in Kenya to support quality cancer pathology and provide humanitarian assistance to families displaced due to post election violence.

DEMONSTRABLE FUNDRAISING EXPERIENCE AND TRACK RECORD
Has been a consistent leader and/or member of the University of Nairobi team that has secured funding from both corporate partners, bilateral partners and governments for various university initiatives in Kenya.

Has engaged with the County Government of Nairobi on behalf of the University towards integration of the University as the knowledge partner in the 100 resilient cities initiative sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation.

Brian was a member of the Kenya Parliamentary Technical Team that produced the Cancer Bill 2012, later known as the Cancer Prevention and Control Act of 2012.

Was part of the strategy group that streamlined referral systems in government hospitals with a clear referral path from diagnosis to prompt access to specialist care for children suffering from eye cancer. Consequently, screening for Retinoblastoma is now part of the routine post-natal care for infants having been entrenched in the Maternal Child Healthcare Booklet.

EDUCATION AND ONGOING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Pursuing Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Strategic Management
University of Nairobi.

OTHER CURRENT BOARD MEMBERSHIPS

  • Board of Governors and Chair of Finance and Sustainability committee, Highway Secondary School.
  • Board Member, Centre for African Family Studies
  • Trustee, International Centre for Research and Innovation
  • Trustee, Population Foundation for Africa Trust