Ushahidi - Status of the Board of Directors

Nov 20, 2015

Ushahidi Inc. is overseen by a Board of Directors drawn from various countries and sectors and incorporates co-founders, independent directors and the executive management team.

The Ushahidi Board of Directors by-laws call for directors' rotation to be staggered for continuity and for independent directors to serve a maximum of two terms of two years each, a total of four years.

At a board meeting held on 21 October 2015, Ethan Zuckerman, Stephen King and Dorcas Muthoni rotated off the board. Ushahidi thanks them for their valuable contributions to the company during their tenure on the board and wish them the very best for the future.

With effect from the end of Ushahidi’s Board of Directors meeting on 21 October 2015, the composition of the Ushahidi Board of Directors is as follows: Erik Hersman - Chair of the Board, Clay Shirky, Juliana Rotich, Nora Denzel, David Kobia, Sally Chin.

Ushahidi is currently sourcing for new directors with the industry expertise to help the company with the next stage of its growth.


About Ushahidi Inc.

Ushahidi Inc. is a non-profit technology company whose mission is to change the way information flows in the world. Founded in Nairobi, Kenya, Ushahidi means "testimony" in Kiswahili. Since 2008, the Ushahidi Platform has grown to be the world-class open-source tool for human rights activism, crisis response, and civilian empowerment. Over the past seven years, the Ushahidi Platform has been deployed more than 100,000 times in more than 159 countries, in 45 local languages, with over 6 million testimonies, reaching nearly 18 million people.