Hon. Adan Mohamed, EGH,
Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of EAC and Regional Development

Hon. Adan Mohamed is the Cabinet Secretary for East African Community & Regional Development. He previously served as the Cabinet Secretary for Industry, Trade & Cooperatives from 2013 to 2018, as well as the Acting Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries for a year in 2015.  Prior to his appointment to serve in the Public Service, he was the Chief Administrative Officer for Barclays Africa, with responsibility for ten(10) Barclay’s Bank subsidiaries in Africa.

Hon. Adan Mohamed also performed various senior roles in Barclays including CEO of Barclays Kenya for over 10 years and Managing Director – Barclays East and West Africa.  He also worked in senior Finance roles in Barclays Bank Group. Prior to joining Barclays, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers (London) in the Management Consultancy and Business Advisory Services.  His international career has seen him serve in the UK, US and Africa.

He  has served in many other capacities both in private and public sector in Kenya, including:  Chairman of Kenya Bankers Association, Member of the Kenya National Economic and Social Council (NESC), and as the Council Chairman of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) amongst others.

Hon. Mohamed received Presidential recognition and was bestowed the Elder of the Golden Hearts (EGH) Award for his leading role and distinguished service in both the private and public sector. He led Kenya’s doing business climate reform program that saw Kenya ranked most reformed economy globally for three consecutive years by the World Bank, an improvement of 56 slots from 136 to 80th, as well as the development of Kenya’s Industrial Transformation Programme (KITP), Kenya’s Pioneer Trade Policy amongst other notable milestones for the country.

Hon. Mohamed is an MBA graduate from Harvard Business School and an alumnus of the University of Nairobi, Kenya where he graduated with a First-Class Honors degree in Commerce (Accounting option).  He is also a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).