Laban Opande – Houston, Texas

Laban Opande graduated Cum Laude from Texas Southern University‚Äôs School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science in 2001. He was also president of the Environmental Health Club at TSU from 2000- 2001. In fall of 2002, he enrolled for an MBA program at the University of Phoenix, majoring…

Solomon Musyimi – Houston, Texas

Solomon Musyimi is a lawyer with his own practice in Houston, Texas.He graduated from the Benjamin Banneker Honors Program at Prairie View A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration with Cum Laude Honors in 1991. In 1994, he graduated with a Master of Science in Management from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue…

James Gathii, Albany, New York

James Thuo Gathii is the Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship and the Governor George E. Pataki Chair of International Commercial Law at Albany Law School, where he has been on the faculty since 2001. His research and expertise are in the areas of public international law, international economic, international intellectual property and trade law…

Ory Okolloh, South Africa

Ory Okolloh is one of the most recognized names in the blogger front. A Harvard law graduate, she now works as a consultant on telecommunications and citizen journalism in Africa. She is often spotted at different media and blogger conventions and conferences as a featured speaker whose opinions are held in high regard. During the…

June Arunga – Torino, Italy

June Arunga made Clutch Magazine’s list of 21 most powerful and influential women in the world. She was joined by Wangari Mathaai, Ellen Sirleaf, Angelique Kidjo, and Chimamanda Adichie, to name a few. She has made an impact on several fronts and continues to surge forward with more achievements on the horizon. A journalist with…

Suzzanne Gitata, Atlanta, Georgia

Suzzanne W. Gitata, a graduate of Nottingham University Law School (U.K.), co-founded RJW because, in her words, she was looking to “be a part of something that transcends [her] immediate universe.” The daughter of Kenya’s first female dentist, she has seen firsthand the impact an individual can have on a community. As a believer in…

Andrew Owiti

Andrew Owiti, Frankfurt, Germany

A true renaissance man, Andrew Owiti is an attorney who is very involved in the performing arts scene in Philadelphia, Washington DC and New York. Between 1999 and 2003, he worked on various performing arts ventures in New York and Washington, DC, including the composition of an original musical, “The White Picket Fence”, and starring…