John Githingo is the CEO of Inuka Kenya Trust. He holds an honors degree in Economics and Philosophy from the University of Wales, and an Honorary Doctorate from the Open University.
In the past he has served as Vice President Policy and Advocacy, World Vision International and Senior Associate Member, St. Antony's College, Oxford, with whom he is still associated as a Senior Common Room Member. He served as Permanent Secretary, Office of the President of Kenya, between 2003 and 2005. Prior to that he was a director of Transparency International-Berlin and Executive Director of Transparency International-Kenya.
He has served as a columnist for the East African between 1995 and 2003 and at various times a correspondent for The Economist and other publications. Among his other appointments and distinctions are being a member of the boards of the following organizations, among others: Africa Institute for Governing with Integrity, Freedom House, Advisory Board Member, One.
He is a member of the Advisory Council of Transparency International-Berlin and an Advisor to the Mathare Community Resource Centre. He is chairman of the board for the Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG).