Barbara Livingstone [BEd, MSc(Biology), MSc(Human Nutrition),PhD] is Emerita Professor of Human Nutrition, School of Biomedical Sciences, Ulster University and has been a member of staff at Ulster University, Northern Ireland.
Her research interests include: dietary and lifestyle risk factors for obesity and mechanisms of control of appetite, satiety and food intake following bariatric surgery. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed research papers.
She is currently a Scientific Governor of the British Nutrition Foundation, a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) Public Health Nutrition Sub-committee.

Professor Barbara Livingstone (MBE)

BEd, MSc(Biology), MSc(Human Nutrition),PhD

Sylke’s career spans twenty-five years in academic, industry and healthcare delivery settings. Her expertise covers both commercial and operational domains with a track record of leading service innovation and managing rapid growth projects. She is currently Vice President of Programme Management at IXICO PLC, a digital technology company in London. Previous roles include Head of Projects and Corporate Development at InHealth Group, UK, Operations Management at Alliance Medical Ltd, UK, and Sales and Marketing at Siemens Healthcare in the US.
Her academic tenure was at the Hammersmith Hospital in London and at the Wellcome Trust, where she completed an industry sponsored PhD in 1995. Sylke graduated with distinction from the Imperial College Business School executive MBA programme in 2010.

Dr. Sylke Grootoonk


Khadija holds an MBA from Imperial
College, London and a Bachelor’s Degree from
the University of Nairobi. She worked in the UK
for eleven years as a Transformational Change
Management Consultant.
After living and working in London, United Kingdom for nearly eleven years, Khadija returned to her home country Kenya, in 2017 to establish Kwanza Tukule. The establishment of the start-up is drawn out of her passion to use technological innovations and advancements to solve societal problems sustainably.

Khadija Mohamed Churchill(MBA)

Founder and CEO, Kwanza Tukule

Mr. Mbindu holds a BSc. in Computer Science from Germany and is a full member of the Institute of Human Resource Management in Kenya. He has over 30 years work experience, most of which has been in the Banking sector as a human capital specialist. He joined Equity Bank in 2013 from Standard Chartered, where he had served at senior management levels in Human resources for over 15 years. Mr. Mbindu is also an Executive Director for Equity Group Foundation and Equity Bank Tanzania. He has also worked in other sectors including public sector (UNEP), consultancy (Deloitte) and ICT (Siemens, Germany). He has also held other senior positions including Head of Corporate Affairs – Standard Chartered, East Africa and Chairman of the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon.

Mr. Reuben Mbindu


Kenyan born entrepreneur with a background in Engineering and Finance, serving as finance Director for a leading paint manufacturer ( 1990 to 1999) and later manufacturer using injection moulding ( 1999 – 2003 ), Finally at a leading lottery ( 2008 – 2012 ) to having served as a trustee for the Charitable Trust. Key strengths involve leading teams HR development, designing SOPs, Organizational Audits and stress testing, as well as conceptualizing and strategizing for startups. Currently owns and operates a chain of restaurants (2004 to date) aimed at building a National footprint and regional presence. Brings 28 years of localized commercial experience to the board

Mr. Hussein Virani