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Nimal Hemelge and Muchemi Wambugu appointed to trustee board

Education Development Trust is delighted to announce two new appointments to our board of trustees. Nimal Hemelge and Muchemi Wambugu join us from unique backgrounds of experience, bringing with them respective expertise in contracting & commercial operations and technology solutions.

Nimal Hemelge, formerly Vice President – Global Contracting & Commercial Operations at UnitedLex, has worked worldwide for FTSE100 and NYSC listed organisations in a variety of senior leadership and operations roles. Currently, as a commercial and contracts expert, Nimal drives process and quality improvement across key national infrastructure contracts ensuring operational delivery. He is also an Accredited Assessor for the UK Government Commercial Function. Prior to this, Nimal built and led a global Contracting & Commercial Excellence Practice providing enterprise commercial and legal services to DXC Technology. Nimal is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET), a self-professed ‘technology and data analytics geek’ and proud father of five.

On his decision to join EdDevTrust, Nimal said, ‘I am very happy and proud to join Education Development Trust. This role is a real highlight for me as it allows me to bring together years of commercial service in and around the public sector, to not only support the delivery and improvement of sustainable solutions in the education sector, but also the opportunity to transform lives for the better of many throughout the world. Being part of Education Development Trust is a real privilege and I look forward to progressing along this journey.’

Muchemi is the Head for Technology for Development at the Tony Blair Institute (TBI). Prior to joining TBI, Muchemi was a Technology Consulting Partner and the Advisory Leader for County Initiatives at PwC Kenya. With over 20 years of global experience in business-centric ICT and dynamic technological solutions, Muchemi has guided private and public sector organisations through global technology implementations, ICT transformations, strategy, operations and governance work, and change management. This includes extensive efforts to bring technology-led changes to communities in Kenya and the East African region. Passionate about youth empowerment, Muchemi founded the Presidential Digital Talent Programme to bridge the employability gap in the ICT industry, receiving the Moran Order of the Burning Spear award from President Kenyatta in 2018.

Muchemi reflected on his appointment to the board, saying, ‘As a parent, I am passionate about the youth. I’m excited at the opportunity to join Education Development Trust and be part of a committed team that cares about future-focused education. The future is in the deliberate, incremental, clever and innovative choices we make in support of learning ecosystems around the world.’