FYI Senior Management Team
Albino Gaw Dar
Chief Executive Officer
Albino is a sociologist with 10 years of experience in management of international NGOs funded projects and private sector development. He is a social development specialist and has led Foundation since its inception in 2011. Currently, he is a CEO overseeing Foundation’s programs and projects implementations and maintains awareness of the Foundation’s competitive market landscape, expansion opportunities and organization growth. Prior to joining Foundation, Mr. Albino worked for GIZ as community development officer, executive secretary for South Sudan Public Grievances Chamber, and research director of South Sudan Employees Justice. Currently, he is a lecturer of the Department of Sociology at the Upper Nile University. Albino obtained a B.A in Sociology from the University of Gondar/Ethiopia and an M. A from the Kampala International University. He also obtained several professional certificates from different institutes including University of Maryland in Washington DC, University of Ghana in Accra and OSSREA Institute in Addis Ababa.
Luk T. Tot Dong
Chief Financial Officer
Luk is a passionate and curious budding young entrepreneur, finance analyst with over 5 years of experience building financial sector capacity. Currently, Luk manages FYI’s Finance Division where he assists youth enterprises, farmer cooperatives and other grant recipients in prefunding analyses including cash flow and profit assessments to determine the profitability and sustainability of proposed projects. Prior to Joining FYI, he works as Program Manager of the Young-adult Empowerment Initiative (YEI). Luk is a founding member of Upper Nile Institute of Public Health (UNIPH) and Co-Founder of Snoop Magazine and Junubi-Tunes Co. Ltd. the first online South Sudanese Music App. Prior to that, he Co-Founded Eco-Solution Ltd, a company that turn plastics wastes into usable products such as eco-tiles. He was an alumnus of Tony Elumelu Foundation, an Entrepreneurship program that supports businesses with seed capital. Currently, he is pursuing a Bachelor of Economics and Finance at Mount Kenya University, and a degree in computer science at the University of Juba, He graduated with a Diploma in Banking and Finance from Mount Kenya University. Luk served as Finance Secretary of Phow Community in Kenya and General Manager of Junub Peace Ambassador. He was an apprentice and scholar of Alaska Sudan Medical Project/Alaska Sudan Health Initiatives in (2009-2014) and (2014-2016) respectively.
He also obtained professional training including certificates in Grant Management for Non-profit and Profit-making organizations, proficiency in the use of advanced Excel, and data analysis software, QuickBooks, and other accounting software.
Grace Nyawech Galie
Project Development Officer
Nyarow is a communications and media specialist. She is also a monitoring and evaluation expert. Currently, Nyarow is a Project Development Officer at the Foundation where she oversees the project development processes and management of multiple projects. Given her background in media, Nyarow also performs other duties at the Foundation including content creation, social media management, networking and relationship building. Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked for various service industries in customer service, the media; film making, journalism, graphic design, catering to a complex client base that included humanitarian nongovernmental organizations in South Sudan. She is also a freelance artist who contributes greatly to her creativity. Nyarow obtained a B.A in Media and Communications, a composite degree with combined elements of Business strategy from the Swansea University in Wales- United Kingdom. She also obtained several professional certificates in CSS, Graphic Design, Photography, Social Media Marketing, Journalism and Film production
Robert Ruay Madiet
Robert is a financial analyst and the programme coordinator for Haggar Foundation grant, where he uses his expertise in finance to support the foundation’s programs and initiatives. He has also worked as a finance officer for 2Scale project, a year project aimed at improving smallholder farmers’ access to markets funded by the IFDC, and for Muchinga Partnerships, a non-profit organization focused on promoting sustainable development in South Sudan.
He is passionate about making a positive impact on his community, and this is evident in his involvement in various social and economic development initiatives. In his university days, he co-founded Youth Call for Action (YCA), an NGO that seeks to improve the lives of South Sudanese youth. Through YCA, Robert and his team have implemented various projects, including skills training and education programs, that have made a significant impact on the lives of many young people.He is also an entrepreneur and the founder of My Style, an apparel company that produces fashionable and affordable clothing for young people. With his background in finance and accounting, he is well-equipped to manage the financial aspect of his business and ensure its success. He graduated from the University of Nairobi in Kenya with a bachelor’s degree in commerce, with a specialization in finance and accounting. He has also earned a certificate in the International Computer Driving License at International Advanced Technology.Robert is a dedicated and hardworking professional who uses his skills and expertise to make a positive impact on his community.
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