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Joseph Kinyua Biography, Membership and Contacts

Joseph Kinyua Biography and Profile

Joseph Kinyua is the the Chief Of Staff and Head of Civil Service. He is the boss of all staff at State House, as well as heading all civil servants in the country, including principal secretaries. He is in charge of running the government on behalf of the President.

Joseph Kinyua Education Background

Undergraduate student at the University Of Nairobi, MA in Economics

Undergraduate student at the University Of Nairobi, BA in Economics

Joseph Kinyua Job History

September 2013- To date: Chief Of Staff and Head of Civil Service

April 2014: Permanent Secretary to the Treasury at Kenya Reinsurance Corporation Ltd

Until April 2009: He served as Treasury of Kenya Reinsurance Corporation Ltd.

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  • He has held various capacities in the Treasury and Central Bank. He was also involved in several projects with the International Monetary Fund both within Kenya and abroad.

Since July 2004: Permanent Secretary to the Treasury, Ministry of Finance

Since 2004: Secretary of Kenya Commercial Bank Limited

July 2003 – July 2004: Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Kenya.

January 2003- July 2003: Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Planning and National Development.

September 2002- January 2003: Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance

October 2000- September 2002: Chief Economist of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK)

August 1999- October 2000: Director of Financial Markets at Central Bank of Kenya (CBK)

June 1995- July 1999: Financial Secretary to the Treasury

1990- 1995: Worked at  Central Bank of Kenya (CBK)

1985- 1990: Economist on a fixed term appointment with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

1980- 1985: He joined the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) and worked his way through the ranks from an Economist to Director of Research.

1978: Assistant Lecturer at Nairobi University

Mr. Kinyua served as Chairman of the Board of East African Development Bank until December 28, 2008

Joseph Kinyua Membership


Director at The Kenya Post Office Savings Bank

Since April 2004: Director of The Kenya Power

Director of National Bank of Kenya Ltd.

Director of  Kenya Petroleum Refineries Limited.

Director of State Corporations

Director of Kenya Railways Corporation.

February 28, 2008-November 5, 2013: Non Executive Director of Safaricom Limited

Since April 2004:Director of Kenya Reinsurance Corporation Ltd.

Director of Kenya Commercial Bank Ltd.

Director of Consolidated Bank of Kenya Limited.

Director of National Oil Corporation of Kenya Ltd.

Until June 30, 2013: Director of Kenya Electricity Generating Company

Director for Central Bank of Kenya.

Director of Mumias Sugar Company Limited

Director of East African Portland Cement Company Limited.

Until September 26, 2013: Non-Executive Director of Kenya Airways Ltd.

since July 1, 2004: Director of HF Group Limited (alternative name Housing Finance Company of Kenya Ltd.)

October 22, 2004- June 19, 2013: Director of The Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited since

Member of the Board of Governors of African Economic Research Consortium (AERC).

Joseph Kinyua Contacts

P.O. Box 30007-00 1 OOGPO, Nairobi Tel: 252299

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