Robert joined ILRI as the Budget and Grants Manager on 16 November 2009. Prior to joining ILRI he had worked for Merlin in Liberia as the Finance and Administration Manager, International Rescue Committee as the Finance Controller in the Central African Republic and Merlin-East Africa as the Regional Finance Manager. Robert has an MBA - Finance, Bachelors Degree in Commerce Accounting/Business Administration and Management. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK). He has all round experience in budgeting, financial management, Full costing and full cost recovery, donor reporting and accounting.