Alan Thomas Oyugi, a global business executive and entrepreneur, died suddenly after a cardiac arrest, on April 6, 2020 while out taking a late morning walk in Stamford, Conn., his home for the last 35 years. He was 56.
Born on November 2, 1963 in Nairobi, Kenya, he was the son of Joseph Oyugi and Winifred Lwamugira. When his father accepted a position with the United Nations, the family moved to Rye. After graduating from Rye High School, class of 1981, Alan attended the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut.
From a young age, he possessed an enterprising and entrepreneurial spirit which later inspired him to start businesses and achieve success in three industries — ground transportation and aviation, security, and renewable energy. He had an extensive client list that included high-profile individuals, celebrities, and dignitaries worldwide.
Having lived in Kenya, Tanzania, and the United States, and having traveled extensively, he felt fortunate to have gained a level of social intelligence and cultural sensitivity.
In 1999, Mr. Oyugi founded Alliance Global Ground Transportation and Chartered Jets, a multi-national brand specializing in chartered aviation and ground transportation, servicing over 500 major cities throughout the United States, South America, Asia, Canada, Mexico, and Australia.
Five years later, he co-founded African Power Initiative (API), a renewable energy company with a biodiesel focus in East Africa.
In 2012, he expanded the global footprint of the transportation business by establishing N&A Associates, a U.S.-based global logistics and security consulting firm which provides discreet, high-end security services to high-profile individuals.
He was also the co-founder of Sustenersol Company, Ltd., a company focused on developing strategic solutions for affordable and sustainable renewable energy projects to enable economic development in communities, while reducing energy poverty and carbon footprint.
Notwithstanding his business engagements, Alan Oyugi spent his life in service to others through his volunteerism. For 27 years, he supported The Michael Bolton Charities. He was also committed to The SEED Project, Cystic Fibrosis Adapt, Orphaned Starfish Foundation, Education Improves Lives, and the Greenwich YMCA.
Through his engagement with these charities, he supported at-risk children and women, orphans, victims of abuse, and survivors of trafficking, and provided education and training in rural communities, and developed young African leaders through education, employment, sports, and gender equality.
As many of his friends said, “There was never a charity that Alan wouldn’t try to support, uplift, and help accomplish its objectives. He always believed in giving back and helping the less fortunate.”
His family said he will be remembered as “a gregarious, generous, and highly driven person who went above and beyond the call of friendship. He had a zest for life. He was kind, gracious, and totally committed to his family, friends, clients, and business associates locally and across the globe.”
He is survived by his mother, Winifred Lwamugira; his siblings: Frederick, Jane, Robert, and Jessica Oyugi; his uncles, Kamanja Mujunangoma and George Mutafungwa; his brothers-in-law Diego Angemi and Mark L. Collins; and many relatives and dear friends with whom he had deep, meaningful relationships built on love, kindness, caring, sharing, helping, and connecting others.
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