Mr. Bernard Otieno Okebe, HSC. holds a Master of Science degree in Communication studies, Bachelor of Science degree in Communication and Public Relations and Advanced Diploma in Journalism.
Having served in several boards, he has undertaken various Corporate Governance courses such as the Corporate Governance Training for Directors conducted by State Corporations Advisory Committee – (SCAC) in conjunction with the Center for Corporate Governance.
In 2012, H.E the President awarded Mr. Okebe the Head of State’s Commendation- HSC (Civilian Division) for distinguished service to the Republic of Kenya.
Mr. Okebe has experience of over twenty-four (24) years in Communication and Media. He has worked in various institutions in the country both in and outside the media. He has also served in various capacities in regards to community development.
Mr. Okebe is the Coordinator (since 2009) of Suba Development Forum, a development umbrella forum for the Suba Ethnic Community; as well as Coordinator for African Media and Malaria Research Network (AMMREN) Kenya Chapter.
Previously, Mr. Okebe worked in the media sector where he served for nine years as the reporter In-Charge for The People Daily, Kisumu Bureau. He later became the Communication Consultant for Kenyan side in the Implementation of Fisheries Management Project of EAC’s LVFO for seven years (2004—2010) in the European funded Fisheries project.
Mr. Okebe also served as a member of Water Action Group (WAG) under WASREB and a Member of Board of Governors for God-Oloo Secondary School.
He is the Chair of the of Human Resources & General Purposes Board Committee and a member of the Governance, Risk and Audit Committee at NWHSA.