AWF Leadership Team

Kaddu Sebunya
Kaddu Sebunya
Chief Executive Officer
Nairobi Kenya

Kaddu has been chief executive officer since January 2019, after serving as the AWF President beginning in January 2016. Kaddu has over 20 years of conservation experience at the grassroots, national, and regional levels in the US, Africa, and Europe. Today he leads the organization in realizing its vision of a modern Africa where human development agendas incorporate thriving wildlife and wild lands as cultural and economic assets for Africa’s future generations. Under his leadership, AWF has amplified the voice of African conservation leaders and stakeholders on a continental and global scale. His emphasis on and work involving multi-sectoral engagements with African governments and the private sector has led to a significant shift towards conservation priority across the continent. Kaddu has played a significant role in distinguishing AWF as the African conservation NGO that prioritizes the needs of people as well as wildlife and habitats in Africa.

Andrea Athanas

Andrea Athanas

Vice President, Enterprise and Investment
Gland Switzerland
Beth Foster

Beth Foster

Senior Vice President, Brand and Public Engagement
Washington, DC
Charly Facheux

Charly Facheux

Senior Vice President, Conservation Strategy, Impact and Learning
Nairobi, Kenya Mozambique
Craig R. Sholley

Craig R. Sholley

Senior Vice President/Special Advisor
Washington, DC
Eric Coppenger

Eric Coppenger

Chief of Staff
Washington, DC
Frederick Kwame Kumah

Frederick Kwame Kumah

Vice President, Global Leadership
Nairobi, Kenya
Philip Muruthi

Philip Muruthi

Vice President, Conservation Science & Planning
Nairobi Kenya
Richard Holley

Richard Holly

Chief Financial Officer
Washington, DC

Country Directors

Allasane Makadassou

Allasane Makadassou

Technical Director
Niamey Niger
Antoine Tabu

Antoine Tabu

Country Coordinator-DRC/Deputy Chief of Party
Kinshasa DRC
Belise Kariza

Belise Kariza

Country Director, Rwanda
Kigali Rwanda
Brian May

Brian May

Landscape Director
Ethiopia
Nancy Githaiga

Nancy Githaiga

‪Country Director, Kenya
Nairobi Kenya
Norbert Sonne

Norbert Sonne

Country Director, Cameroon
Yaounde Cameroon
Olivia Mufute

Olivia Mufute

‪Country Director
Harare
Pastor Magingi

Pastor Magingi

Tanzania Country Coordinator/ Senior Manager Strategy Development
Ifakara Tanzania

Senior Management Committee

Costin Guvheya

Finance Director
Nairobi, Kenya

Edwin Tambara

Director, Global Leadership
Washington, DC

Elizabeth Opee

Senior Director, People and Culture
Nairobi, Kenya

Enos Omondi

Senior Manager, Knowledge Management
Nairobi, Kenya

Madeline Britton

Senior Advisor, Institutional Initiatives
South Carolina US

Nakedi Maputla

Senior Conservation Scientist
Nairobi, Kenya

Nashipae Orumoy

Director, Strategic Communications and Marketing
Nairobi, Kenya