The majority of the KICS Board members are parents with children enrolled at KICS. Board members are selected based on the school's institutional by-laws and governance policy, in addition to their unwavering belief in the Mission, Vision, and Philosophy of Kigali International Community School.
Sean Kerrigan (Board Chair) leads the World Vision Rwanda team responsible for serving vulnerable children in Rwanda. His portfolio includes oversight of technical programs including Livelihoods; Health and Nutrition; Education as well as Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). The team’s focus includes cross-cutting themes of gender, child protection, children with disabilities and faith and development, in both relief and development contexts. He has managed strategic cross-functional teams to develop World Vision’s Web strategy, design World Vision International’s global fundraising strategy, and investment, and lead Economic Development fundraising.
Prior to World Vision, Sean worked in the water and sanitation sector designing and installing turnkey water and wastewater treatment systems in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East with Water Missions International. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, an MA in Biblical Theology from Wheaton College, and an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird, School of Global Management. He and his wife Rachel live in Kigali, Rwanda with their four children, all of whom attend KICS. (Board Member since August 2018).
Shiphrah Kenganzi Kiiza (Board Vice Chair) moved to Rwanda from Uganda in 2010 together with her husband Ben Michael Kiiza and their four children (All at KICS), when her husband was assigned to open up Victoria Motors Rwanda Limited. Alongside supporting her husband in his role, Shiphrah is a Team leader at Redwoods Leadership Limited a Rwandan registered Leadership training, Team building, and Communications training company.
Before moving to Rwanda, Shiphrah worked for the British Council in Uganda for over 10 years and for various high priority USAID funded programs in various Training and Grants management roles. Shiphrah holds a Master of Science in Finance and Accounting and is a four-level certified Leadership trainer. Shiphrah also serves on the Board of Abahizi Rwanda, a social enterprise for Rwandan Women in Masoro, Northern Province, and has served on the KICS Board since March 2015.
Benjamin P. Thomas (ex-officio) is the husband of Susie Thomas. Together, they have followed God’s global call. This call has included making their home in three countries on three continents in the last fourteen years: America, India, and Rwanda.
Included in their global call, Ben and Susie have had the joy of parenting Simon, Talya, Charlie, and Annie. These four kids were made on three continents. The opportunity to raise a global family in a global world with a loving wife that asks deep questions about culture and identity has given Ben an appreciation for why differences are important. They have the joy of leading the Kigali International Community School (KICS) in Kigali, Rwanda. KICS is home to over 33 nationalities, and they are cherishing this opportunity to serve globally while preparing servant leaders to impact the world for Christ. (As the director, Ben serves as a non-voting member of the KICS board).
Simon Kibe (Board Secretary) and his family moved to Rwanda from Kenya and for the past six years have been a part of KICS. Both his children receive their education at KICS and he cites the fact that KICS provides the values, academic rigor, family atmosphere that he appreciates. Simon Kibe began his tenure on the KICS School Board in August 2019.
Kibe is an experienced trailblazer and business professional by virtue of having gotten into newly created positions, three times. Since 2013, Kibe has been an Independent Consultant based in Kigali and specializes in Recruitment and Selection, Human Resource Audit, Organization Restructuring, Strategic Alignment, and Cascading, Start-up development, and Staff Training or Team Building. Kibe has observed great growth at KICS not only in its structure but also in the way it is living out its Mission and Vision. As a family, they believe that KICS will be more than a catalyst for God in Rwanda and the world.
Brett Shreck moved to Rwanda in February 2010 with his wife, Keli, and his children to serve with ROC Partners and Christ’s Church in Rwanda. Brett serves as the Senior Pastor for Christ’s Church Rwanda. The Shreck's have two children in university in the US, and three younger children at KICS.
Brett received his bachelor’s from Oklahoma Christian University and has spent several years managing his own business. Brett spent a substantial amount of time serving in Eastern Europe in the ’80s and ’90s. Keli is a Physical Therapist with degrees from Oklahoma Christian University and the University of Oklahoma. (Board Member since April 2010).
Juliet Mbabazi and her family have been part of KICS since 2007. She is the owner of Real Innovations, a company that specializes in Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions, and Events.
Prior to that, she served at MTN as Training Manager and in other capacities between 1998-2006. She has a BA in Social Work and an MBA in Leadership & Organizational Development & Human Resources Management. Juliet has served on other boards and has been a member of the KICS Board of Trustees since 2015.
Anthony Masozera is the CEO of Vanu Rwanda LTD, a company that provides telecommunications services to rural communities.
Anthony has previously served as CEO of Econet-LEO Burundi, and CEO of MTN Guinea Bissau. He has served on the boards of Grameen Foundation Rwanda, Higher Life Foundation Burundi, Econet-LEO Wireless Burundi, and the Burundi Backbone System. He obtained his Bachelors and Masters of Business of Administration degrees in the USA, is a Certified Public Accountant with the State of Texas and is also a founding member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Rwanda. He is a Fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative-East Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Anthony has three children at KICS and is married to Peace Uwase, DG of Financial Stability at BNR. (Board Member since April 2018).
Christine Baingana joined HOPE in 2010 to work with HOPE’s savings group programs, going on to serve as Africa Regional Director of savings group programs and providing business development leadership to various HOPE departments. In 2017, Christine stepped into the role of CEO for Urwego Bank in Kigali, Rwanda. She holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School of Government; a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Newport University, U.K.; and a diploma as an associate of Business Executives from Cavendish College, London. Christine’s professional background includes over 20 years of experience in financial services, corporate management, and development work.
While working in Kigali, Rwanda, from 1995 to 2009, Christine held the following positions: Program Manager at Tulane International LLC; Managing Director of the privatized National Printing Company (INR); Director of Banking Operations at the Bank of Commerce, Development, and Industry; and Senior Manager for the Credit Card Department, where she launched the first electronic payment service in the country.