Dr. Felister Wambugha Mvoi Makini
Deputy Director General, Crops
KALRO

Kenya

Dr Felister Wambugha Mvoi Makini holds a BSc in Botany and Chemistry from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, MSc in Plant Pathology from Georgia State University, USA and a PhD in Plant Pathology from the University of Greenwich, UK. She is the Deputy Director General, Crops in KALRO and previously worked as the Deputy Director Outreach and Partnerships and Centre Director (CD) respectively in the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI). She has won several awards and commendations both in management as having the best managed centre and as a scientist as well as a Presidential Award, the Order of the Grand Warrior (OGW) for her achievements and contribution to society. Together with other scientists, she has won several grants, presented and published books and papers and has sat in various boards and committees both locally and internationally.