Our Management Team

Julie Polzerova

Executive Director

Julie Polzerova took up her post as Executive Director for Africa Educational Trust following three years leading a child-focused charity in Kenya and Thailand. Her career has been rooted in the voluntary sector, most recently developing children’s homes and education centres to help children from deprived communities. Julie holds a...

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Julie Polzerova

Ed Helmer

Finance and Administration Director

Finance and Administration Director, Ed Helmer, is a senior qualified finance professional with extensive experience in both the public and private sector. Ed joined AET in 2012 following many years of experience working as Fund Financial Controller for the Legal Services Commission, the government agency for the provision of legal aid,...

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Ed Helmer

Ng'ang'a Kibandi

Kenya's Country Manager

Ng’ang’a Kibandi has a wealth of experience in social development through managing programmes and conducting research. He has a strong training background in Economics and Psychology for his graduate studies and Development Studies for his honors. This training has led him in different career paths within the field of project...

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Ng'ang'a Kibandi

Tryphosa Kwagala

Uganda's Country Manager

  Tryphosa Kwagala has over 5 years of experience in senior management positions, including board governance in different organisations. She holds extensive experience in programme implementation & management and monitoring evaluation & training. Tryphosa also holds a bachelor’s degree in Community Psychology, a post-graduate diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation, a...

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Tryphosa Kwagala

Mohamed Ali Waberi

Puntland's Country Manager

Mohamed started working with AET in April 2007. He was an examination coordinator for Formal Assessments and Certifications Somalia (FACS Project). In January 2014, AET nominated Mohamed as the Regional Manager for Puntland state of Somalia. He is responsible for the overall supervision of projects and administration staff in his region and is...

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Mohamed Ali Waberi