Board of Directors

ECI’s Board of Directors comprises of a team of professionals with diverse academic and career backgrounds who bring together their respective expertise and experiences to fulfil the organization’s mission.  The team is currently made up of the following:

Gerphas Opondo

Gerphas Keyah Opondo – Executive Director

Mr Opondo serves as ECI’s Executive Director as well as Secretary to the Board of Directors. He is a Kenyan lawyer with longstanding experience in environmental governance and regulatory cycle development. He previously practiced law as a litigation counsel in Nairobi before joining Kenya’s National Environment Management Authority where he worked as Senior Legal Officer and Secretary to the NEMA Board (2007- 2009). Read Full Bio »

Godwin Omondi Opinde

Godwin Omondi Opinde – Chairman

Mr. Opinde Chairs ECI’s Board of Directors. He is a Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Planning & Management at Kenyatta University, Kenya. Before joining academia he served as an Environmentalist in the Planning and Environment Department of the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) and also at Kenya’s National Environment Management Authority (NEMA). He has also worked as an Environmental Consultant at Edge Associate Company Ltd. Read Full Bio »

Helidah Susan Andere – Treasurer

Ms. Andere is a member of ECI’s Board of Directors and holds the position of Treasurer. She owns and runs her business in Nairobi. She is a professional in the hospitality industry and honed her skills at the Sarova Group of Hotels. Read Full Bio »