Paula Meyer – Founder and President

Board Member

Friends of Ngong Road, Founder & Board President, Executive, Nominating and Governance, Investment Committees
Karibu Loo, Founder & Board President
Independent Director at Mutual of Omaha, Diamond Hill Capital Management and First Command Financial

Paula Meyer left a successful career at Ameriprise Financial in 2006 and has since focused on building Friends of Ngong Road, a non­profit organization whose mission is to provide education and support for Nairobi children living in poverty whose families are affected by HIV/AIDS so they can transform their lives.


As President of Friends of Ngong Road, Paula leads a talented team of senior executive volunteers from a variety of business backgrounds. Under her leadership Friends of Ngong Road has grown from an idea to a vibrant organization delivering education and life transformation for over 500 children in Nairobi, Kenya.

After many years as a corporate executive, Meyer believes that the skills she and the organization’s board of directors have learned in business can be applied successfully to deliver results in a different context. Friends of Ngong Road provides support to one of the most at-risk populations in the world – children who have lost one or both parents due to AIDS and living in poverty in Nairobi’s slums.  U.S.-based fundraising operations are handled by volunteers and a small staff.

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