Ayenit ALOLOM Africa is an education consultancy firm based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Ayenit Alolom Africa has a resourceful team that will support your institution address strategic issues such as operating efficiency, growth strategy, organizational effectiveness and funding strategy.

Our services include: Career Advisory, Scholarship Management, Internationalisation Advisory, Research and HEI Partnerships Administration, and HEI and Industry linkages Advisory.

The Board of Advisors

Amine Moussa  | 

  • Professional Context: Higher Education Management Professional

  • Education:
    DBA Higher Education Management (University of Bath, UK)
    MSc Computer Information Systems (Notre Dame University-Lebanon)
    BSc Computer Science (Notre Dame University-Lebanon)

  • Work Experience:
    Notre Dame University
    Arab Open University
    International Port Management
    Beirut Container Terminal Consortium
    GlobeMed Ltd.

  • Why Ayenit Alolom Africa? I aspire to positively impact Higher Education (HE) in all its aspects. I see that many who are involved in shaping this sector, especially in Africa, are actually non-HE professionals and are changing the face of HE into a more corporate one.

  • Outside formal work: I enjoy travelling, hiking, and biking.

  • I live in Lebanon and speak 2 languages: Arabic and English

Kemoy Shureen Edwards  | 

  • Professional Context: Higher Education Management Professional

  • Education:
    DBA Higher Education Management (University of Bath, UK).
    MA Applied Linguistics (University of Massachusetts, Boston)
    BA French and Spanish (The University of the West Indies, St.Augustine)

  • Work Experience:
    T.A. Marryshow Community College
    The University of the West Indies Open Campus
    Caribbean Examinations Council
    Grenada Boys’ Secondary School
    Alliance Française de la Grenade.

  • Why Ayenit Alolom Africa? I am interested in contributing to social justice in Education especially for the sectors of populations that have been traditionally underrepresented. I am also passionate about creating sustainable and quality higher education systems.

  • Outside formal work: I enjoy travelling, reading and baking.

  • I live in Grenada and speak five languages: English/Grenadian Creole English (native), French and Spanish (fluent), Chinese and Japanese (Basic Conversational)

Lydia Wangu  | 

  • Professional Context: Education Management

  • Education:
    Masters in Business Administration (United States International University)
    Bachelor of Commerce (Catholic University of Eastern Africa)

  • Work Experience:
    Executive Director – Halisi Academy
    Executive Director – Halisi Teacher’s Training College

  • Why Ayenit Alolom Africa? The significance of higher education (HE) on teaching standards at primary and high school levels is immense. This underscores the importance of HE on the quality of students that are prepared to join the academic world and subsequently the African workforce.

  • Outside formal work: I enjoy dancing and spending time with my family.

  • I live in Kenya and speak three languages English, Kiswahili and Kikuyu.

Max Klenner  | 

  • Professional Context: Investments and Start-ups

  • Education:
    MA Banking and Finance (University of St. Gallen)
    BA Economics (University of St. Gallen)

  • Work Experience:
    Principal (Emeram Capital Partners)
    former Analyst and Associate (Credit Suisse’s Investment Banking)

  • Why Ayenit Alolom Africa? Education is central to Africa’s development. Being on this board will give me the opportunity to leverage my experience to contribute to development within Africa’s higher education system.

  • Outside formal work: I love spending time in nature, skiing the alps or taking in the beauty of Africa’s wide open spaces.

  • I am based in Munich, Germany and speak German and English

Sam Nganga  | 

  • Professional Context: Entrepreneurship

  • Education:
    Bachelor of Commerce (Dedan Kimathi University of Technology)

  • Work Experience:
    Founder of Product Giving - a social enterprise aiming to reduce food wastage as well as fight hunger (SDG 2: Zero Hunger)
    Absa Bank Kenya
    ICEA Lion Group
    Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA).

  • Why Ayenit Alolom Africa? Higher education institutions (HEIs) are key parameters that drive the economy as they have become centres for economic research. In addition, graduates from HEI contribute positively to economic growth. However, there is a general lack of collaboration/partnership between industries and HEIs where HEIs miss what is needed by the industries vs what is taught. Ayenit is here to foster this partnership linking curriculum to industry and community emerging needs. I want to be part of this journey, which has highly motivated me to join Ayenit BOA.

  • Outside formal work: I love attending to my pig farm, watching movies, blogging or spending time with friends.

  • I live in Kenya and I speak three languages: English, Kiswahili and Kikuyu.

William Murithi  | 

  • Professional Context: Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Management Consultant, with interest in Digital Transformation, Technology Enhanced Learning and Curriculum Development.

  • Education:
    PhD in Entrepreneurship and Family Business (De Montfort University-UK)
    Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education PGCTLHE (De Montfort University-UK) Masters in International Business and Entrepreneurship (De Montfort University-UK) Bachelor of Commerce – Banking and Finance (Africa Nazarene University-Kenya)

  • Work Experience:
    De Montfort University, EMBC, Africa Carbon Exchange (ACX), KPMG EA, Kenya Youth Empowerment and Employment Initiative (KYEEI), The Cooperative Bank
    Advisory Board Member for Africa Business Chamber (AfBC), Irish Tech Society
    Board of Trustees – Kevin Kararwa Leukaemia Trust (KKLT-UK)

  • Why Ayenit Alolom Africa? I believe that the untold story of the African child in the quest for education needs to be documented by empowering every African child to read and write their own story. The embodiment of the ultimate success of the story of Africa will be captivating if only we are able to build strong learning institutions embedded in our indigenous culture and traditions to speed up the current paradigm shift across the world. Africa is rising!

  • Outside formal work: I love engaging and mentoring young people, business coaching, reading, watching soccer, and sometimes spruce the menu with some delicacies.

  • I’m a Kenyan by birth (Born and Bred), An African by default and a Global Citizen by choice.

The Founder

Lilian Njeri  | 

  • Professional Context: Higher Education Management Professional

  • Education:
    MSc International Management (Oxford Brookes University)
    BSc Business Information Systems (University of North London)

  • Work Experience:
    University of Oxford
    Strathmore University
    Aga Khan University East Africa
    Stellenbosch University
    Ashesi University

  • Why Ayenit Alolom Africa? I am driven by the belief that African universities have their rightful place on the Higher Education (HE) global ecosystem through improved and strong HE outcomes

  • Outside formal work: I hike, cook, garden and enjoy meeting different cultures

  • I live in Kenya and speak 3 languages: Swahili, kikuyu and English