Two New Members Added to Samaritan's Feet International Board of Directors

Wale Cole

Samaritan's Feet International is pleased to announce that Wale Cole and Munya Muvezwa have been elected to serve on the SFI Board of Directors. These two new board members join 14 other board members. The two new members bring a unique set of professional backgrounds and personal experience to the Board of Directors. As Samaritan's Feet transitions into its new worldwide headquarters in the coming months, prompting an increased capacity to serve, Cole and Muvezwa will aid with the strategic vision for the growth of the organization.

"Samaritan's Feet's vision of creating a world with zero shoeless children, coupled with our quest for excellence in service, deepens our desire to attract game-changing servant leaders driven to take Samaritan's Feet to the next level," said Manny Ohonme, Founder, President and CEO of Samaritan's Feet. "We are at a pivotal time as an organization, and that requires leaders with exceptional skills and sharp insight, and we are proud to have these two new members who will bring that to the organization. We are excited to maximize their passion to fuel our global mission, while equipping them with a transformative service platform to empower, educate, and inspire children in need all over the world." 

Introductions to the two new Board of Directors members:

  • Wale Cole is the Founder and Principal for Carmel Advisory LLC, a consulting and advisory services firm focused on the Fintech, Healthtech, and Consumer Lending industry. Cole attended University of Lagos in Nigeria for his undergraduate degree and Suffolk University, Boston for his MBA. With over 25 years of consumer credit, data analytics and advisory services experience, Cole will bring that valuable expertise to the organization in their next phase of growth. Cole will be serving on the Finance and Audit Committee along with the Strategic Vision Committee.
  • Munya Muvezwa CA(SA) is a Partner with McKinsey and Company, he has specialized in financial services in a career spanning over 15 years, in the United States, Africa, and United Kingdom. Muvezwa attended Rhodes University and qualified as a certified public accountant with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). Muvezwa has a strong management consulting background with a demonstrated history and track record working with executive leaders of leading financial institutions on strategic issues. He will bring immeasurable proficiency to Samaritan's Feet on the Finance and Audit Committee along with the Strategic Vision Committee.

"I am passionate about giving back and making a difference in the community and it is a privilege to be part of the life-changing work that Samaritans Feet is doing," said Cole.

"As someone who has received tremendous chances and opportunities, I am inspired to serve with Samaritan's Feet on its Board of Directors to help to strategically plan to help improve the quality of life for children around the world, one pair of shoes at a time," said Muvezwa.

Source: Samaritan's Feet International

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