TVETA Board Members

The Late Professor Wilson Ogola

Professor Wilson Ogola is the former Chairperson of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA) . He is the first Chairman of this authority and was appointed on 25th April 2014. He is a full Professor of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the Technical University of Kenya-Nairobi. He is in charge of Industry and University Partnerships Directorate as a Director. He is also the Honorable Secretary for the Institution of Engineering Technologists and Technicians. Prof. Ogola is widely published in the area of Mechanical Engineering (Composite materials) and Mechatronics Engineering.

Dr. Dinah Mwinzi

Principal Secretary – Vocational and Technical Training Dr. Dinah Mwinzi is an educationist, enterprise, youth, gender and public policy practitioner with more than twenty five years’ experience across higher education, administrative levels of Government and development sectors. She is also a certified business mentoring, ICT, knowledge society and e-learning specialist. In her professional career, she is the founding Director of the Department of Vocational Education and Training (DVET), Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (Formerly in Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports). She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Education and a Master of Philosophy from Moi University, a Bachelor of Education from Kenyatta University. Also a Graduate Diploma in Leadership Development in ICT and the Knowledge Society, from Dublin City University, Ireland. Dr. Mwinzi has been a recipient of the prestigious DAAD Scholarship from [...]

Dr. Kamau Thugge

Dr. Kamau Thugge is currently the Principal Secretary at the National Treasury. He has oversight responsibility for the National Treasury. He has previously worked in the Ministry of Finance as Head of Fiscal and Monetary Affairs Department, Economic Secretary and as Senior Economic Advisor. Before joining the Ministry of Finance he worked with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) both in the policy making Departments and non-policy making Departments as Economist/Senior Economist and Deputy Division Chief. Dr. Thugge holds a Bachelors of Arts (Economics) (1980) from Colorado Collage, USA, Master in Economics (1982) from Johns Hopkins University, USA and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Economics (1990) from Johns Hopkins University, USA

Catherine Auma Nyambala

Catherine is the Founder of STEMAfrica an organization that promotes careers and innovation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. STEMAfrica’s goal is to see a new generation in Science and Technology in Africa with the goal of reducing poverty. An alumnus of the US State Department and Fortune Global Women’s Mentoring Program (2010), Catherine was mentored by Marissa Mayer (Yahoo CEO) at Google. She has got experience in Energy, Telecoms and Manufacturing and has been successful in implementing Strategic Quality Management at the Kenya Electricity Generating Company. She holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering and an MBA in Operations Management. She is a Business Excellence and Innovation Management Expert and has been a participant in several local and international Innovation Awards including the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Kenya ICT Board, Bata legacy Award amongst [...]

Dr. Ahmed Kibet Ferej

Dr. Ahmed K. Ferej holds a PhD in Education (TVET and Entrepreneurship) from the University of Illinois in the US (1994). Prior to his higher education, he completed a Diploma in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering as well as a technical teacher’s certificate at the Kenya Polytechnic in 1975. He is presently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Eldoret, in the Department of Technology Education. Dr. Ferej has over 30 years professional experience in the field of education and training, mostly TVET, where he has taught at the technical secondary, middle college and university levels. He has contributed in national curriculum development and as examiner in national examinations. He has supervised several Master’s Degree and PhD candidates and served as external examiner for Kabarak University and Gold Coast University in Ghana. Dr. Ferej’s international experience [...]

Eng. Nebart Bernard Muriuki

Engineer Nebart Muriuki is a holder of Bsc. in Electrical Engineering from University of Nairobi (Kenya), Msc. in Digital Communications systems from Loughborough University of Technology (UK). He has also done an MBA course in University of Nairobi specializing in Management information systems (MIS). Engineer has extensive training in Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering, as well as in Management.. Engineer has thirty years of experience in the ICT industry; and has served in all aspects of telecommunications engineering services such as telecommunication equipment installation, operation and maintenance, New technologies and infrastructural development; telecommunications consultancy services, type approvals and licensing various service providers and development (training) of technical personnel for ICT industry. He has served as a a Principal Executive Engineer in charge of consultancy services in the defunct Kenya Posts and Telecommunication Corporation (K.P&T.C), Deputy Director [...]

Dr. Hazel Gachunga

Dr. Hazel Gachunga is a senior lecturer at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and has a considerable wide teaching, research and consultancy experience in the areas of Leadership, Change Management, Human Resource Management, and Organizational Behaviour amongst others. She   is a holder of a Doctorate from the University of Nairobi/University of Sheffield and an alumni of IESE on international faculty development and executive programs management. She has also conducted extensive research in the areas of leadership from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. Hazel is a board member at the Institute of Human Resource Management Kenya, college board and also a board member in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority Kenya. She is a certified Balanced Score Card Expert and Change Management Professional. Hazel has conducted consultancy assignments in the [...]

Beatrice Wangui Gathirwa

A Senior Deputy Accountant General/ Director Investment- Currently working in the Department of Government Investment and Public Enterprises in The National Treasury. She Holds a Masters of Business Administration, Moi University, Bachelors of Commerce (Accounting Option), University of Nairobi, Certified Public Accountant (K), other short term courses in Management, Leadership, Accounting, Finance, Corporate Governance, and Audit. Currently working in the National Treasury, at the Department of Government Investment and Public Enterprises. Her responsibilities includes; management and reporting of Government investments, management of loans and payment to State Corporations, analysis of budgets and financial reports and policy development of State Corporation. She has long and wide experience in the Public Sector, having previously worked in the Ministry of Finance in various departments, and various Ministries, and State Corporation. She represents the Cabinet Secretary/ National Treasury in [...]

Prof Faith Muli

She is an Associate Professor of Pathology in the field of Medical Microbiology and holds a PhD degree from the University of Manchester faculty of Medicine, UK. She has a wealth of experience in the world of academics, research, technical diagnostics and consultancy. She has taught at Kenyatta University, Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology, Egerton University, Moi University faculty of health sciences at Moi teaching and referral hospital and Kenya Methodist University. She has published extensively in internationally recognized journals and has presented many papers at international, regional and local conferences. She has also served as a WHO consultant in Curricula review for training on the control and management of HIV/AIDS in Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania under the Africa Regional Capacity Building on HIV/AIDS Network project (ARCAN) and in policy development for the [...]

Director General of TVETA

Dr. Langat was appointed the first Director General of TVET Authority on 30th April 2015. He has a wealth of experience from both public and private sector. He has close to 20 years’ experience in TVET sector having joined Rift Valley Training Institute as Assistant lecturer in the Department of Automotive Engineering in 1996. He was promoted to a position of lecturer and appointed head of Department in 1998. He joined Eldoret Polytechnic in 2002 as a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering before being appointed Deputy Dean of students a year later. In 2004 he joined Egerton University as a lecturer in the Department of Industrial and Energy Engineering. While in Egerton University, he was instrumental in implementation and reviewing Bachelor of Industrial Technology programme where he was programme coordinator, and Examination and [...]