Ronald Osumba, an Archbishop Tutu Fellow and an Aspen Institute graduate, is the Head of Public Sector at Oracle Corporation Kenya. He was also recently appointed Chairman, Youth Enterprise Development Fund, a state corporation, by the President of the Republic of Kenya. He has experience spanning 12 years in the private sector working with various Blue Chip Companies. He has led highly successful teams in the areas of public policy, business development, thought-leadership, brand, relationship and financial management.
Ronald served as Managing Partner and currently Chairman of Board at Emerald Africa Consulting, a public policy firm, and has had an exemplary career as Senior Manager for Government Relations at Safaricom Limited, a job that allowed him to shape policy decisions both at the national and county government levels. He has worked with many Youth organizations, notably Kenya Model United Nations, Youth Agenda, and National Youth Convention among others.
Ronald founded Onward Kenya, a Social Action platform rallying the Youth to organize for social Change. He chairs the Board of Youth Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (YES) Kenya and serves on Managing Committee Starehe Boys’ Centre where he also chaired the Alumni association. Here he leads a host of industry captains, senior government officials and community leaders.
He is also a board member of the Uzima University Foundation Board and steers its Executive & Publicity Committee and its Legal & Liaison Committee.
Ronald has followed his roadmap to become a person deeply engaged in youth development with a sole aim of imputing values into young people that model them into leaders in touch with the 21st century problems. He recently in Kenya’s General Elections 2013 vied for the office of Deputy President alongside Hon. Peter Kenneth and helped re-engineer political campaigning in this country.
His core values are well embedded in a philosophy of focus, perseverance and excellence. His political philosophy is anchored in a belief that strong and accountable leadership does not necessarily emanate from years of sitting in political office but in being able to inspire a majority of the citizens to organize for the purpose of improving their lives. With this diverse experience, Ronald is very well equipped to help drive Kenya’s development agenda to the next level.