Aika initially joined us in May 2009 as a Programme Officer. Aika’s main focus in public private dialogue ranges from the industries, dairy, construction and the informal sector. She has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a minor in Business Administration and Information Technology from the University of Oregon in the USA. She holds a Master of Arts in International Business from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in the USA. While in the states, Aika worked in the banking sector as a loan servicing representative and consumer underwriter at Wells Fargo, and also as a mathematics tutor at the University of Oregon. From January 2015 onwards, as a project officer for BEST-Dialogue, Aika has taken on extra responsibilities for reporting and data management.