Executive Leadership Team
Dr. Dorothy Nyambi
Chief Executive Officer and President
Dorothy's 25+ years career in the international and entrepreneurial sectors is informed by her unique life experiences working on the ground in developing countries (long-term development and humanitarian), with a lifelong focus to ensure women and girls are not left behind. Bilingual in English and French, with a tested C-suite experience across CEO, COO, Executive Team and organizational phases of start-up, rapid growth, crisis and turnaround, Dorothy's professional experience includes strengthening business processes and mobilizing funding in support of grassroots movements, community impact, and diversity in Africa, North America, Eastern Europe, Asia , Latin America & Caribbean, and the Middle East. Passionate about Gender Equality and inclusion, Dorothy has been a leader and founding member of Gender Summit Africa (Cape Town 2015 and Kigali 2018); member of AWID for the past 15 years; board director, Kigali Collaborative Research Centre (KCRC) - Carnegie Mellon University; member of the Board Room Africa focused on mentoring and getting young African women into governance roles across the continent though selection, training and mentoring.
Chief Operations Officer
Kim provides the vision and strategic leadership of MEDA’s international operations. With her valuable field experience in countries like Haiti and Tajikistan, Kim provides informed insight and direction in MEDA’s project design, implementation and reporting. Kim’s experience in private sector development and support for vulnerable populations around the world has come from over 25 years of experience serving with MEDA in different capacities. Her field experience has served the organization well as it’s mandate has expanded to serve economically marginalized populations around the world. Kim has a keen understanding of the challenges and barriers women and youth face due to her extensive experience working in countries like Mozambique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Peru, Romania, Afghanistan, Ethiopia and Tanzania. Kim currently serves on the Board of Directors of IMON, a microfinance institution in Tajikistan and has been a faculty member at the Boulder Microfinance Training Institute on Leadership and Strategic Human Resource Management for over 15 years.
Chief Financial Officer
Gerald provides financial oversight of MEDA – an organization with 37M US in annual revenue and $40M US in assets. As MEDA’s CFO, Gerald manages and directs MEDA’s Sarona Risk Capital Fund, a pool of investment assets that invests in promising companies and private funds that benefit poor communities while having a high likelihood of success. Gerald currently serves as the Board Chair of Business Partners East Africa and as MEDA’s shareholder representative to numerous companies including MiCredito, Sarona funds, MicroVest and IMON.
Chief Strategic Engagement Officer
With over 12 years of fundraising experience and 100 million dollars of success in cultivating transparent, meaningful and trusting relationships, Michael is dedicated to journeying with people in realizing their philanthropic vision. Michael is passionate about listening to the knowledge, wisdom and values of MEDA donors and helping them discover the impact of their giving. An optimist, Michael is excited to help individuals and communities blend their philanthropic passions with ethical business. Michael believes that MEDA supporters are the key to MEDA’s success to create business solutions to poverty around the world.
Executive Assistant and Board Relations Manager
In this role, Susie provides direct administrative support to the CEO and Board members. Susie brings her organized and professional work ethic to manage the administration of the MEDA board, including the coordination of national and international board meetings, document management and ongoing communication. She holds a masters in Local Economic Development from the University of Waterloo and has experience serving clients in the Canadian financial sector and coordinating programs for provincial environment initiatives.