Farm Concern International has a Board of Directors that jointly oversees the activities of the organization. The group of six is made up of experts and scholars who provide direction for the organization. Their main purpose is to guide FCI’s strategic plan and activities, and ensure that programmes implementation is consistent with the organization’s mission and values. The Board holds meetings to review and strategically plan FCI’s operations. 


David Ruchiu

Board Member and Chairman (From Jan 2024)

Rural and Enterprise Finance Specialist,

He is a Specialist in Impact Investment, Enterprise Development, Innovative Agricultural Development programming and Rural Financial Inclusion. David consolidates a wealth of over 20 years’ experience in various institutional leadership positions and an advisor to various professional bodies across Africa.



Linet Otieno

Board Member

Gender & Development Specialist, 

Senior Gender Specialist, African Development Bank (AfDB)

A specialist in gender development and women empowerment globally having over 15 years’ experience working on gender equality, monitoring & evaluation of programmes and advising on innovative solutions for women inclusion. Previously based in New York with UN Women, Linet is currently based in Cote D’Voire (Ivory Coast), African Development Bank assigned to the office of the Vice President and special envoy on Strategic Gender aspects.







Mumbi Kimathi

Board Member

Market and Innovations Trade Specialist,

Strategy and Innovations Director - FCI

A Market Analyst initially in the private sector, later transitioned into agricultural commercialization and markets & trade in the development sector in Africa. Mumbi has over 18 years’ experience in developing marketing strategies, supply chain concepts and innovative business models for private sector partnerships, both for FCI and various partners. 





David Kitusa

Board Member

Microfinance and Management Specialist, 

Regional Representative, Anglophone Africa, KIVA

He is the Regional Representative, Anglophone Africa, KIVA He has over 10 years’ of progressive operational and policy experience as a Micro-finance & Management Specialist and he extensively participates in various global financial innovations and agri-value chain financing. David is responsible for driving Kiva’s expansion and growth strategy in the East and Southern Africa Region.







Prof. M.D. Kinoti

Former Board Chairman (Board Member and Chair until December 2023)

Professor of Nonprofit Management, College of Business & Economics, Regis University, Denver Colorado.

Prof. M.D. Kinoti has over 25 years of managerial experience in international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) and College level teaching. He currently teaches courses in Nonprofit/NGO Management, Social Enterprises, and Innovation within the Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM) degree program. He is the immediate past Chair of the Global Nonprofit/Leadership Department at Regis University..  Board Chairman Until December 2023


Dr. James Mageria

Board Advisor- Governance (until September 2021)

Dr. James J. Mageria, MBS, DHL, FKIM, MCIT

Dr James John Mageria was a leading investor and expert in Leadership & Governance with over 40 years’ experience. He was  a renowned venture capitalist and current board chair of Karen Hospital, and founding chairman of, Management University of Africa, Daystar University and World Vision among others. He had been honored with Moran of the Burning Spear (MBS), the Golden Helm Tourism Award and an FAO Medal.   He passed away on 23/09/2021 at The Karen Hospital after a short illness. 


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