Tom Aziz Chavangi is the Chief Executive Officer and Secretary to the National Land Commission. A seasoned professional lawyer and a former Magistrate, Chavangi holds an LLM degree from Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, U.S.A. and is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya. He has Bachelor of Law (LL.B) and Bachelor of Commerce (B.COM) from Bhopal University in India. He joins the National Land Commission from the Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission where he was elevated from Director of Legal Affairs to the CEO and Secretary to the Commission, a position he held until he joined the National Land Commission.
Previously he worked for Children Legal Action Network where he was the Executive Director for five years. With over 14 years of legal experience, Chavangi has had close working relations with Government Agencies, Civil Society Organizations and Development Partners at policy programme and project levels, both in urban and rural settings. He has extensive experience in project monitoring and evaluation of donor funded projects. He once served at the Task Force on the Implementation of the Sexual Offences Act. He is currently pursuing a second Master degree (Msc.) in Transformational Leadership and Organizational Development at United States International University, in Kenya.