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OUR BOARD

The Board provides corporate governance on behalf of SABA’s members and partners. It establishes and maintains the association’s vision, mission and values, approves the strategy, annual business plans and budget.

Joyce Onuonga

Chairwoman

Joyce is the MD of John White & Son (Weighing Machines Ltd) the oldest family business in Scotland that has been with the White family for over 300 years. Joyce acquired the business a few years ago after working at JWS for over 20years. Joyce’s with her two sons who work in the business are inspired is to grow the JWS legacy they have inherited into a successful Scottish- Kenyan business. As well as this, Joyce owns renewable energy companies from Scotland that operate across East Africa

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ELAINE ALEXANDER

Board Member

Elaine has over 20 years’ experience working in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries sector development in Sub Saharan Africa in both the public and private sectors. During her tenure the in public sector Elaine held the positions of Deputy Director-General: Economic Development International Trade and Marketing, for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and Chief Director: Sector Development Agriculture and Agro-processing in the Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa.

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CHRIS LOW

Board Member

Chris is an international banking, digital transformation, risk management and emerging markets leader, with more than 30 years of proven strategic delivery at Board and C-suite levels. He holds a Chartered Accountancy qualification and has worked in the UK, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Currently, he advises the HM Government on strategies for engaging with the UK banking sector to promote trade and investment. Also, he holds a Board seat on the Bank subsidiary of a public quoted East African Banking and Insurance Group while advising the Group as well as a number of early-stage FinTechs based in West and East Africa.

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CRAIG MCLAREN

Board Member

Brought up in the Copperbelt region of Zambia, schooled in Scotland then spent over 20 years working in the Middle East for Johnson & Johnson. Now back in the UK Craig is a Leadership and Healthcare advisor as well as an Executive Coach, Charity Trustee and a GlobalScot (Scottish Development International).

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