Chairperson Board of Directors

Catherine Lajide

Catherine Lajide is an intelligent, highly motivated, talented, and ambitious professional with over 15 years of extensive experience in the fields of Finance, Administration, Procurement, and Operations. With a diverse background in both the private sector and donor-funded projects, she brings a unique perspective and valuable expertise to every endeavor. Throughout her career, she has consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and a strong aptitude for strategic decision-making. Her ability to analyze complex financial data, identify trends, and develop innovative solutions has been instrumental in driving organizational growth and maximizing profitability. Catherine possesses a deep understanding of financial management principles, regulatory compliance, and risk assessment, ensuring that all financial operations are executed with the utmost precision and efficiency. As a highly adaptable professional, she has successfully navigated various industries and environments, consistently delivering outstanding results. Her strong project management skills have enabled her to successfully oversee and coordinate multifaceted initiatives, ensuring timely completion and adherence to budgetary constraints. Additionally, she has exceptional communication and interpersonal abilities that have fostered collaborative relationships with stakeholders at all levels, facilitating effective cross-functional teamwork and seamless coordination across departments. In the realm of procurement and vendor management, Catherine has a proven track record of optimizing supply chain processes and negotiating favorable agreements. Her meticulous attention to detail and comprehensive market knowledge has allowed her to identify cost-saving opportunities and establish long-term partnerships with key suppliers, resulting in substantial cost reductions without compromising quality. Furthermore, her strong background in operations management has equipped her with a keen eye for process improvement and optimization. Her ability to streamline operations, enhance productivity, and implement innovative technologies has consistently led to enhanced operational efficiency and organizational effectiveness. Catherine holds a first degree in accounting and remains committed to continuous professional development, keeping abreast of the latest industry trends and best practices. Her passion for excellence, coupled with their unwavering dedication, has earned her a reputation as a reliable, results-driven professional within her field.