Tom Lalampaa

Chief Operations Officer for Northern Rangelands Trust

Tom Lalampaa works with Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) as The Chief Operations Officer. Northern Rangelands Trust, based at Lewa Conservancy, is an umbrella organization currently supporting 27 Community Conservancies across 10 Counties in Kenya. The Trust brings together the community, private sector and the government.

Tom holds a BA in social work, MBA in strategic management, and an MA in Project planning and Management from the University of Nairobi. Tom is currently undertaking his PhD in Business Management at KEMU University. He has over ten years’ management experience gained from working with community-based organizations in Kenya and brings in valuable experience and skills with his background in community development, conservancy management and fundraising.

Tom is the Chairman of Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA), a national body that brings together both private and community conservancies in Kenya. Tom has served as Vice Chairman of the Wildlife Security Task Force formed by the Government to asses and make recommendations on improving wildlife security in the Country, and in May 2011 he presented the US Congressional staff briefing, “Wildlife, Prosperity, and Security in Northern Kenya.”

In 2013 Tom won the inaugural Tusk Award for conservation in Africa, presided by The Patron His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge at a ceremony in London. The award recognized his outstanding contribution to northern Kenya’s communities and wildlife.


KN-3 » Plenary: Tom Lalampaa (09:15 - Monday, 11th January, Kirinyaga )