BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Madhur (Muddy) Ramrakha
Chair of the Board
Muddy left his banking career in late 2013 to return to Kenya to care for his elderly parents, and is currently managing a family office of property and financial investments based in Kenya; building and renovating sustainable green homes in Kenya & the UK. Among his philanthropic causes, Muddy is Board Treasurer of the Kenya Green Building Society and Board Chair of Africa Yoga Project.
His professional career between 1990 and 2013 has spanned 4 years of audit & advisory practice at Price Waterhouse, Toronto, Canada covering banking; investment fund; oil & gas; pulp & paper; and not-for-profit clients. Following this, he joined one of his clients and gained 19 years of investment banking experience at J.P. Morgan in Canada, the UK, the US, Russia, Central & Eastern Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. His banking career involved roles in Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Operations, Technology, and Corporate Strategy, where he built a reputation of integrity and professionalism in helping J.P.Morgan establish and grow in emerging markets.
He earned his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation through the California Board of Accountancy in San Diego, CA, USA in 1996, having previously earned his Bachelor of Commerce at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 1990 with a concentration in Finance & Accountancy. In the property sector, he recently earned a Greenstar SA Accredited Professional – New Buildings.
Amid his professional career, Muddy built a long history of philanthropic engagement with healthcare and nutrition based charities on a volunteer, donor, fundraiser and non-executive director level in Canada, the UK, and Brazil and is now doing the same in Kenya.
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Paige lives and breathes the creed of service and self-empowerment that she teaches. A native New Yorker, graduate of New York University, and former Wall Street consultant, Paige has been teaching yoga for over a decade in the dynamic Baptiste, AcroYoga, and Jivamukti methods. As a Senior Baptiste and AcroYoga Teacher, Paige teaches in Yoga Journal Conferences across the United States, and is a featured presenter at the Evolution Asia Yoga Conference, the Barcelona Yoga Conference, the AcroYoga Festival, the Baptiste Power Flow Immersion, and the Yoga Teacher Telesummit.
Paige’s incisive skills as a businesswoman, spiritual activist, and yogini inspired her work with the Africa Yoga Project organization. In 2007, Paige moved to Africa and co-founded the AYP organization, a movement that empowers the youth and women of Kenya to learn, contribute, and change their lives through the transformative power of yoga. With the support of Baron Baptiste and his community, the AYP organization facilitated the first yoga teacher training in Kenya and now employs local youth to teach full-time in their own communities. AYP programs offer free classes to over 3,000 students per week, simultaneously building schools and funding education, critical operations, and environmental endeavors.
Since 2007, Paige has partnered with leaders in politics, philanthropy, design, and entertainment to broaden the AYP organization’s empowering reach. Whether working alongside Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Foundation, Christy Turlington, or Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Initiative, Paige creates unique opportunities for community involvement and transformation. At home in Nairobi or reaching students around the world, Paige’s dedication to positive global change is infectious and inspiring.
Founder and CEO of Gina Din Corporate Communications
Gina Din-Kariuki is the founder and CEO of Gina Din Corporate Communications (GDCC) based in Nairobi, Kenya. The company founded in 1997 offers innovative communication solutions across the region. Its mission is Excellence. Before departing from Barclays Bank, in October 1997 to establish this venture, Gina served in the international bank in a number of capacities and rose to be head of Corporate Affairs where she led the “Connecting with the People” agenda and firmly put Barclays Bank on the map in Corporate Kenya.
Gina has over 24 years of service and experience providing state of the art media and communications to corporate, governmental and non-governmental sectors in Kenya and abroad. GDCC has filled a market niche by providing comprehensive corporate communications strategy as well as major events organizing for many blue chip and international companies.
Bio coming soon.