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 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 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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