Board of Directors

 Dr. Geofry Kamau Chair Of the Baoard



Dr, Bernadette Misoi

Dr. Geoffrey Kamau is the chairman of the Kenya Animal Genetic Resources Centre having been appointed to the office in April 2015. He oversees the development and promotion of optimum productivity of the national animal population through provision of high quality disease free animal germplasm and related breeding services. Dr. Kamau has wealth of experience in veterinary extension services acquired through working with farmers at various capacities in Kenya. In addition he has wide experience in leadership, partnerships and mobilization of teams and is also an entrepreneur. 


  Dr. Bernadette Misoi is a member of the board and chairperson of the board audit committee. She has wealth of experience in livestock disease control, disease surveillance, veterinary public health, Artificial insemination services, veterinary extension services, hides skins and leather development, Livestock yards, training, inspectorate and the administrative work. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine and an MBA in strategic management.

Dr. David Kios Chief Executive Officer



Dr. Ongeti

 Dr. David K. Kios – Managing Director Kenya Animal Genetic Resources Centre is a holder of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine from University of Nairobi and Master of Science in Animal Breeding from the University of Pretoria, Republic of South Africa. Currently, he is in his final stage of PhD Thesis in Theriogenology (Animal Production) at the University of Nairobi and research on improving efficiency of embryo transfer technology for improvement of animal breeding in Kenya. activities and Secretary to the Board. 


 Dr. Ongeti is an accomplished academician, strategic thinker, trainer, manager and a resourceful person with demonstrable leadership and management capacity including knowledge of strategic management, training, corporate governance and research. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Business Administration majoring in Strategic Management and Corporate Governance from the University of Nairobi’s School of Business in 2014; A Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree majoring in Strategic and Change Management (2009) from the University of Nairobi; 

Dr Njagi


Dr. Joseph Gichane Mureithi

Dr. Njagi is the Director of Veterinary Services and a member of the board representing the Principal Secretary, State Department of Livestock. Dr. Njagi has wide experience in leaderships and collaborations in the field veterinary services. Dr Njagi is a graduate of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine Degree and Master of Science Degree in Veterinary Clinical Studies from the University of Nairobi. He represents Kenya in the O.I.E 

  Dr. Joseph Gichane Mureithi is currently the Deputy Director General for Livestock Research, Kenya Agricultural Research and Livestock Institute, a position he has held since July 2006. Prior to this, he served as the coordinator of the Legume Research Network Project (LRNP), the Soil Management Project, and Farmer Field School Project funded by the Rockefeller Foundation between 1997 and 2006. Dr. Joseph Mureithi is a forage agronomist who has extensive experience in green manure cover crops (GM/CCs) research and development work. 
 Mr. Gethi is an independent director. Mr Gethi serves as General Manager for Milk Procurement and Extension Services at Brookside Dairy Limited.  

Mr. Gatonga is  a representative of the principal  secretary of the National Treasury to the board. He is a member of the finance human resource and administration and the audit committee of the board.

Mr. Robert Wanyondu Gatonga is currently a Resource Mobilization Officer at the National Treasury. He has previously worked with the State Department of Statistics and Planning as a District Development Officer.