George Onyango new Regional Director for We Effect Eastern Africa

George Onyango has been appointed Regional Director for We Effect Eastern Africa. He is currently holding the position of Deputy Regional Director.

– I´m really excited about the assignment I´ve been given for the three years to come, says George Onyango.

– My vision for We Effect in the region is that we will have improved and extended our portfolio, received more recognition and gotten more well known. That We Effect becomes a reference point when we talk about cooperative development.

George has a total of 28 years of experience, working with civil society as well as the government, focusing on the cooperative sector. He has has worked with We Effect/Swedish Co-operative Centre for 18 years, and 10 years with the Ministry of Co-operative development in Kenya. During the last 13 years, George has been the Deputy Regional Director in Eastern Africa.

– We chose to perform an international recruitment process, and for the first time We Effect has appointed a Regional Director who is not Swedish. We got over a hundred applications, and we finally decided on George Onyango, says Anna Tibblin, Secretary General for We Effect.

– I am tremendously happy and proud to have recruited George Onyango for this position. His long experience and solid competence makes him a perfect choice.

We Effect Eastern Africa consists of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The regional office is in Nairobi.

George Onyango will take office on January 1, 2019.