Kenya Tourism Board Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Francis Gichaba Gachagua

Board Chair

Francis has led an impressive career both as a marketing professional and entrepreneur. Before founding Motion Pictures a marketing agency, his last employment was at the National Carrier where he spearheaded an aggressive global expansion of the airline into the Far East, Middle East, North America’s including other high potential untapped markets within Africa. He is adept at creating strategic alliances with other corporate & government leaders to effectively support key business initiatives. As an entrepreneur, he’s been deeply involved in building some of the most reputable brands in the market today cutting across different segments – FMCG’s, Telco’s, Banking, NGO’s, Government agencies etc just to name a few. He has a good understanding of how various levels of consumers relate with brands across different categories & markets. Francis is part of the global OnePulse team that is spread in over 60 countries across the continents. He heads the OnePulse team in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is also the Vice Chairman of an International NGO, and has served on the boards of various industry bodies in and out of the country. He holds a BA degree from the University of Nairobi, and a post-graduate diploma in Business Management.

David M. Tanki


David Tanki is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lan-x Africa Limited, a company that provides support to SMEs and corporate organizations to succeed through strategy formulation, business restructuring, human capital development, financial management and process improvement. He is also the founder and Executive Director of The HPH Group. He has served on a number of boards including The Regent Group where he served as Chairman. He is also the host of Business & Money TV on KTN and Occupy Today on Hope TV/FM. He is also Chairman of the CITAM Business Forum. He is a holder of a B.Com degree (Accounts Option) and a Post Graduate in Managerial Control and Management Information Systems from Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands and Masters in Business Administration. He was appointed as a member of the KTB Board of Directors w.e.f 10th March 2023.

Alphina Bwaley


Alphina Bwaley is a career banker with 30+ years of accumulated experience in all aspects of banking operations at Senior Management levels at both KCB Group and Transnational Bank. Alphina has previously served as the Group Head of Credit Support at KCB Group and as the Head of Credit at Transnational Bank, before switching to a career in Counselling Psychology. Alphina currently runs a private Counselling Psychology consultancy within Nairobi. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Business Administration from the University of Nairobi, an Executive MBA, awarded jointly by the Eastern and Southern African Management Institute and Maastricht Business School in the Netherlands. She also holds a Master of Arts Degree in Counselling Psychology from Daystar University and a Diploma in Counselling Psychology from Amani Counselling Centre and Training Institute. Alphina is a Certified Professional Mediator and a KCPA senior accredited Counsellor Supervisor. She was appointed as a member of the KTB Board of Directors w.e.f 10th March 2023.

Victor M. Shitakha


Victor M. Shitakha is the Managing Director & Lead Consultant of Shitakha & Shitakha Consultancy, a company he founded in late 2021 after having had a 30-year exciting and successful working experience in the hospitality Industry including working in the Eastern and Southern African countries with a small stint in Europe. Victor has been an active Skal member since 2000 and is a Past President of Skal Kenya Coast, leading it for 3 successful terms. He serves as Chairman of the Kenya Coast Tourism Association KCTA (former MCTA), the voice of tourism in the six counties of the coast and was also appointed to the Board of Mama Ngina Water Front to enhance sustainable experiences at the Kenyan beach front. He has also served as the Chairman of the Mombasa County Liquor Board. He was appointed as a member of the KTB Board of Directors w.e.f 10th March 2023.

Jacklyne Cherop Tai


Jacklyne Tai is the business development officer at Clifton Gas Limited tasked with overseeing business growth in the organization both locally and internationally. She has a keen interest in the areas of marketing, business development, management, and administration as well as customer care services. She is a holder of a Business Administration (BBA) degree (marketing option) from Baraton University. She has previously worked with the National Construction Authority (NCA) as a senior data analyst as well as the Kenya Wine Agencies Limited (KWAL). She was appointed as a member of the KTB Board of Directors w.e.f 10th March 2023.

Jane-Anne Munyao


Jane-Anne Munyao is a highly experienced professional in the fields of project management, business development & marketing with over fifteen years of experience in managing projects, leading cross- functional teams and implementing marketing strategies to increase brand awareness and drive revenue growth. She is also passionate about social enterprise and community development. Jane-Anne has held various leadership positions including Director/Projects Manager at Carakana, Office of the First Lady Kenya, Managing Director at Pacpro International, and Manager at Robertson Taylor (NA) New York. She is a holder of a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce (Marketing). She was appointed as a member of the KTB Board of Directors w.e.f 10th March 2023.

David Kinyangi


David is the Alternate to the PS, State Department for Tourism. He is a Deputy Director of Tourism in the State Department. He holds an Executive Masters Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management from the Moi University, School of Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management as well as a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Nairobi.