Hon. Dr. Otuoma is a veterinary doctor by profession and holds a Bachelor of Veterinary (Hons) degree from the University of Nairobi and an MBA in Strategic Management from the University of Nairobi. He is a standing member of Kenya Veterinary Association. Hon Dr. Otuoma is a former Minister for Fisheries, Youths & Sports and Local Government and a Member of Parliament for Funyula Constituency (2007-2017). He was also a member of Parliamentary Lands Committee and Public Investments Committee. Between 2001-2003 he worked for Bayer East Africa Limited as a representative for East Africa. Between 2003 and 2007, he worked for Bayer South Africa in Johannesburg as a Business Development Manager (Sub-Saharan Africa) for veterinary pharmaceuticals.
Joseph is the Executive Director/CEO and holds a MBA (Strategic Management) and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degrees from the University of Nairobi and currently pursuing a PhD (Business Administration) at the same University. He is a member of ICPAK, the Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya and the institute of Directors Kenya. He is also a certified trainer on corporate governance. Joseph has over 26 years business management experience gained in diverse industries, 19 years of which have been in senior leadership and management positions. He has a distinguished leadership career with a proven track-record of achievements (both in the private and public sectors) in revenue growth, productivity improvement, operational excellence and bottom-line turnaround. He is respected for a strong work-ethic and irreproachable integrity.
Mr Rotich is the Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury. Born in 1969, he holds a Master’s Degree in Economics and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (First Class Honours), both from the University of Nairobi. He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University. Prior to his appointment as Cabinet Secretary, he was the Head of Macroeconomics at the Treasury from March 2006. Under this capacity, he was involved in formulation of macroeconomic policies that ensured an efficient and sustainable public spending aimed at achieving the Government’s development priorities. In addition, he was also involved in the preparation of key documents including Budget statements, as well as providing strategic coordination of structural reforms in fiscal and financial sectors. He is a member of the Institute of Directors (Kenya). Prior to joining the Ministry of Finance, Mr Rotich worked in the Research Department of the Central Bank of Kenya from 1994. Between 2001 and 2004, he was attached to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) local office in Nairobi as an economist. He was also a director in several boards of State Corporations, including: Insurance Regulatory Board; Industrial Development Bank; Communication Commission of Kenya and the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics.
Ms. Gathirwa is the alternate to the Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury. She is a Senior Deputy Accountant General/Director of National Assets and Liabilities Management Investment in the Directorate of Public Investment and Portfolio Management in the National Treasury. She holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Moi University, a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Accounting Option) from the University of Nairobi and is a Certified Public Accountant (K).