“Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed.”— President Mwai Kibaki


The Export Processing Zones (EPZ) Act (Cap 517) establishes that the Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA) Board of Directors has the responsibility to provide the general direction for EPZA. The Board of Directors comprises 15 members appointed from both the private and public sectors and is headed by a Chairman who is appointed by the President.


The Cabinet Secretary on the recommendation of the Authority, appoint a chief executive of the Authority. The chief executive shall, subject to the general direction and control of the Authority, be charged with the direction of the affairs and transactions of the Authority.

Board of Directors

Mr.Richard Cheruiyot
Mr.Abubakar Hassan Abubakar
Board Member, Principal Secretary-State Department for Investment Promotion
Ms. Gertrude Nguku
Board Member, Representative ,National Land Commission
Mr. Willy Kenei
Member Representative, Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Ms. June Chepkemei
Member Representative, Kenya Investment Authority
Mr.Joe N. Muriuki
Board Member, Representative, Private Sector
Ms. Grace Nzula
Board Member, Representative ,Private Sector
Mr. Job Wanjohi
Board Member, Representative ,Kenya Association of Manufacturer's
Dr. Lydia Ndirangu
Member Representative, Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya
Ms. Dorothy Chepkoech
Board Member, Representative ,Private Sector
Mr. Geoffrey Omenke
Board Member, Representative ,Private Sector
Mr. James Ndege
Board Member, Representative, Kenya Revenue Authority
Mr.Eric Korir
Board Member, Representative, National Treasury
Mr. Richard Ipero Omelu
Chief Executive Officer

Senior Management

Richard Ipero Omelu
Chief Executive Officer
Claire Terigin
General Manager, Investment & Corporate Communication
Hussein Adan Mohamed,MBS
General Manager, Supply Chain
Denis Kinyua
General Manager, Finance ,HR and Administration
Alice Atogo
General Manager, Operations and Investor Support
Peter Mutui
General Manager, Commercial & Technical Services
Benjamin Chesang
Manager, Research,Planning and Innovation
Meyner Ashitiva
Corporate Secretary & Manager Legal Services
Jorum Ngunyi
Manager-Internal Audit

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