Spring Impact welcomes Dr. Sam Owilly on its Board

Spring Impact is delighted to welcome Dr. Sam Owilly as its newest Board Member.

Sam is the Chief Executive Officer of BOMA, a US nonprofit and a Kenyan NGO with a proven track record of measurable impact and a transformative approach to alleviating poverty in the drylands of Africa.

Sam is a seasoned leader with decades of experience in scaling social impact organisations that are solving some of the toughest problems of our time. Under Sam’s leadership BOMA is scaling up solutions to address the challenges of deeply entrenched cycle of intergenerational poverty, gender inequality, youth unemployment, and the devastating impact of climate change on the poorest, most marginalised populations in the last mile communities in the drylands of Africa. 

Commenting on the appointment, Mohamed Osman, Spring Impact CEO said: 

“I couldn’t be more proud to welcome Dr. Sam Owilly to our Board. Sam’s extensive and impressive work addressing the unique challenges of poverty, gender inequality, and climate change aligns perfectly with our mission. His deep understanding of making measurable impact in the drylands of Africa and his proven ability to scale impactful solutions will be invaluable to Spring Impact. We look forward to the expertise, perspectives, and insights he will bring as we continue to help impactful organisations across the globe drive change at scale.”

Sam’s leadership in the development sector combines a deep passion and a clear purpose derived from lived experiences in addressing global problems, along with the rigorous academic and professional training needed to master his area of expertise. This unique blend of experience has enabled Sam to lead BOMA through an unprecedented period of growth, expanding BOMA’s presence, program, and impact across six countries In Africa and nearly one million people and with a goal to reach millions more. Before taking on his current role as the BOMA CEO, Sam held leadership and management positions at BOMA and two other development organisations including Practical Action, Land O’ Lakes, ID.

Commenting on his appointment, Dr. Sam Owilly said: 

“I am thrilled and honoured to join the Spring Impact’s Board of Trustees. I have had the pleasure of working with the Spring Impact CEO Mohamed Osman and many of his colleagues in the past and have long admired this organisation. Spring Impact has an impressive track record of supporting social entrepreneurs and social impact organisations to take their solutions to scale. This is a cause close to my heart. I am eager to join my fellow Spring Impact Board of Trustees in helping this great organisation through its next phase of growth and impact.” 

Spring Impact’s Board is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the charity, supporting its organisational development and ensuring that it delivers against its mission.

Peter Freedman, Chair of the Board said:

“I am delighted to welcome Sam to the Board. His experience delivering and scaling social impact in Africa will be enormously helpful to us as we move forward with our own journey to deliver greater impact at scale. And his prior experience as a Spring Impact client will I’m sure help us keep focused on the needs of our clients and their beneficiaries.”

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