Ushahidi Announces Changes to Board of Directors

Juliana Rotich | Ushahidi | August 22, 2012

Ushahidi today announced that its board of directors has appointed three new members, effective September 19th. The new directors are Clay Shirky, David Kobia and Erik Hersman. The current board consists of seven extremely talented and experienced individuals spanning mobile phones, activism, citizen journalism, impact investment, Africa and conflict early warning systems.The board members include Dr. Sally Chin, Dorcas Muthoni, Stephen King, Beth Kanter, Ethan Zuckerman and Juliana Rotich.

In addition, Ushahidi announces that the board will be chaired by Ethan Zuckerman, Director of Civic Media at MIT. The addition of these new directors will further diversify the outstanding talents and wide-ranging experience that our directors already bring to Ushahidi. Each is a widely respected and deeply experienced business leader, and together they will provide our board and management team with new insight and perspectives relating to Ushahidi’s mission, business and the rapidly changing technology industry. David Kobia and Erik Hersman are part of the Co-Founding team, their presence on the board is one that will ensure that the board has access and direct input to the management team of Ushahidi...