Michael W. Wanyama is the chief financial officer for the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington.
Wanyama has over 20 years of senior nonprofit financial experience. His nonprofit finance career began in 1995 at Summit Academy, a nonprofit organization in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 2001, Wanyama relocated to Washington, DC where he continued his nonprofit career working as director of finance for the District of Columbia Bar, vice president of finance and operations for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the National Capital Area, and director of finance and information technology for Covenant House Washington. Prior to joining the institute, Wanyama was the chief financial officer at Martha’s Table, Inc.
His extensive nonprofit financial management and administration experience includes financial audits, investments, banking relationship, risk management, human resources, grants and contracts, and information technology.
His involvement with nonprofit organizations extends to volunteer work. In 2012-13, he volunteered as a board member and board treasurer for Community Bridges, Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Wanyama earned his BSc degree in business administration and MBA in finance and strategic management from Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.