Board Member

Kevin Somoni Machine

Kevin Somoni Machine is a polyglot and speaks fluent Swahili, German, English, conversational Luhya, Ekegusii and Spanish. He is the co-founderand Chairman of Swahili Cultural Institute Inc. based in New York, NY. USA. Mr. Machine has been retained as a Swahili Linguist by a contractor for the U.S. Government. He also works in the financial services industry and most recently as a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management in New Jersey and before that at New York Life Insurance Company in New York, NY.

Prior to that, he served as the President and CEO of Elgon Global Capital Inc, a commercial finance company that supported financial inclusion by providing capital to underserved businesses. He previously was an Assistant Vice President at Dreman Value Management LLC and a Marketing Officer at Deutsche Bank AG., New York.

Mr. Machine holds an MBAin International Management from Nürtingen-Geislingen University in Germany and a Bachelors in Education specializing in German Language from Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya.

Prior to his career in financial services, Mr. Machine taught German as a foreign language in Kenya and English as second language in Germany. He has a broad passion for the arts, languages and different cultures. He believes investing in cultural assets is critical for its long-term sustainability.