Yvonne Okwara is a Kenyan media personality with over 10 years experience in radio and television. She has moderated several local and international panels comprising Melinda Gates, Former US Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Chairman Monetary Authority of Singapore, Former IMF Deputy Managing Director Min Zhu, former UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe as well as former AfDB President Donald Kaberuka. In 2017, she moderated the Presidential Debates in Kenya.
Yvonne is currently a Senior News Anchor and Editor in charge of Research and Planning at East Africa’s biggest TV channel, Citizen TV. She is a media consultant for Kenya’s National Defence College, and sits on the ENACTUS Business Advisory Council. She is a board member at CBM Kenya, a development organisation that works to improve the lives of persons with disability. Yvonne is a Bloomberg Africa Leadership Initiative Media Fellow.