Sylvia N Gichia – Director

Sylvia N.Gichia

Sylvia N. Gichia is the Director of Kuona Trust, center for Visual Arts.  She comes from a business and marketing background with an MBA from the Georgia State University and  a GA and BA in Marketing Management from Shorter College Atlanta.  She also holds a degree in photography from the Washington School of Photography.

Sylvia has been working in a variety of art fields for 9 years locally and internationally, and has now amassed a wide range of skills. She has a passion for the arts and in the recent years, has managed to build good networks and relationships with the local artist community.  Sylvia also sits ​as Director ​on the Board of the Kenya Copyright Board ​(KECOBO) and the Second Chances Foundation (Cancer Awareness).​

 ​As Director,she has had the opportunity to build a long-term artistic vision for Kuona as well as help raise the level and quality of the local art scene. Sylvia has brought along a wide range of experience in leadership and management and​ has been of great value to Kuona. Her strong leadership qualities, combined with her organisational and excellent communicative skills provide a strong foundation that has been beneficial to the organization​

Her current role at Kuona Trust, directing the current programmes and developing ideas for new activities has also given her a good understanding of her role in the Kenyan art scene, while steering the organization to new heights.

In her words- Arts director.  Educated. Obsessively-driven. Diversely-experienced. Full of energy and passion. Fun loving. But never full of myself. Enough about me!!!!​

Ernest Ndungu – Finance and HR Manager

Kuona trust Finance, HR and Administrative Officer Ernest-Ndung'u

Ernest Kamara Ndungu was born and raised in Nairobi and comes to Kuona Trust with a wealth of practice in finance, administration and accounts. A graduate of Finance from the Catholic University of East Africa and as a CPA-K, Earnest hopes to bring his experience from the public service to the arts world.


Sheila Akwany- Programmes Officer

Kuona Trust Office Admin Sheila-Akwany

Sheila Akwany has been working  actively with artists and stake holders in the arts industry in Kenya for the past 3 years. Her long standing relationships and interaction with both has made her ideal for the position she currently hold at Kuona Trust.

Sheila is a CPA finalist and holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Nairobi. She and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Strategic Management.


Lynnet Wangui – Business Development Officer

Lynnet Ngigi- Sales and Marketing

Lynnet Ngigi is a graduate of Daystar University. She has a degree in Communication majoring in  Public Relations and  Marketing.She has brought in a different dynamic to Kuona which focuses on customer service, hospitality and a new and vibrant outlook on the Kuona Art shop.


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