Jospehine Oguta serves on the Board of Directors of Heifer International as an at-large director residing in Africa.
In the past 12 years, Oguta has been involved with setting up institutional governance systems and structures, board development, board formation, and evaluation and organization restructuring processes of various international and national organizations. She currently serves as Regional Governance Advisor for World Vision International, Africa Regions, where she leads and promotes effective board governance practices.
Prior to her current position at World Vision International, Oguta headed affiliate development for ActionAid International, leading the development of their global federal governance structure. Josephine is also a member of the task force that drafted the Corporate Governance Code and Principles of Bangladesh and the chief drafts person of the Bangladesh NGO Code of Governance. Oguta has also worked with various international and national organizations such as AMREF Health Africa International; the Nelson Mandela Foundation; ECOTA Fair Trade Forum, a national network of fair trade organizations in Bangladesh; Proshika, a Bangladesh NGO aimed at creating group self-development process in rural poor; Southern African Network of AIDS Service Organizations (SANASO), Marie Stopes International, and the British Nepal Medical Trust.
As cofounder of Boards’ Consult, Oguta has worked in the development and training of more than 100 boards of directors of nonprofit organizations and financial institutions in Africa, Europe, Asia and America.
Oguta serves as a Strategic Partner of the Bangladesh Enterprise Institute, a Member of Commonwealth for British Education Trust (CfBT) and also serves on the boards of various private corporations.
Oguta has a bachelor’s in Political Science, History and Economics, holds a Professional Chartered Company Secretary (ICSA UK), a certificate in Leading and Managing Nonprofit Organizations from Harvard University and a post graduate law degree.