Secretary General of UNCTAD
of Kenya has been confirmed as secretary general of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) for a second term of four years beginning September 1.
Kituyi, 61, has an extensive background as an elected official and academic, coupled with wide-ranging experience in trade negotiations, international economics and diplomacy. Before joining UNCTAD, Kituyi was chief executive of Kenya Institute of Governance and a fellow of the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., on its Africa Growth Initiative.
From 2008 to 2012, Kituyi was a member of a team of experts advising the presidents of the nations of the East African Community on how to establish more effective regional economic links. From 2011 to 2012, he was a consultant for the African Union Commission, where he helped develop the structure for a pan-african free trade area.