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Mukhisa Kituyi
Secretary-General UNCTAD

Dr. Kituyi is UNCTAD's seventh Secretary-General. Prior to becoming Secretary-General in 2013, Dr. Kituyi was the Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Institute of Governance, a think tank and advocacy organization that focuses on linking academic research and development of public policy. Dr Kituyi has extensive background as a Kenyan elected official, an academic, and Kenyan Minister of Trade and Industry from 2002 to 2007. He also has wide-ranging experience in trade negotiations, and in African and broader international economics and diplomacy, having previously had leading positions within Norway's Christian Michelsen Institute, African Centre for Technology Studies, the Council of Ministers of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the African Trade Ministers' Council, Council of Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and African Union Commission. He was lead negotiator for Eastern and Southern African ministers during the European Union-ACP Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations. Dr Kituyi holds two degrees in Political Science from the University of Nairobi, and Makerere University, a MPhil, and a Doctorate from the University of Bergen, Norway. 

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