The Jury

MASK Awards entries will be reviewed by our panel of Jury.  These are business leaders, entrepreneurs and leading art professionals.


Dr Jennifer Wambugu, Director of the Creative Arts, Kenyan Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), Ministry of Education

Larry Johnstone, Participation and Inclusion, The Office of the Spouse of the Deputy President of Kenya

Tom Jalio, poet and writer, editor of The Star

Jeff Koinanage, leading broadcaster and art collector

The MASK Ambassadors


Hannah O’Leary, Sotheby's Director, Head of Modern & Contemporary African Art

Alla Tkachuk, artist, Founder of MASK

Alan Rivers and Susan Rivers, Founders of Rivers Foundation


Nik Apostolides, Deputy Director, US Capitol Center

Christy and Turk Pipkin, writers and filmmakers, Founders of the Nobelity Project

Image is by MASK talent, Staice Shinanga, Kenya.