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

Hon. Adan Mohamed, EGH Biography

Hon. Adan Mohamed is the Cabinet Secretary for East African Community & Regional Development for the Republic of Kenya since July 2018. He previously served as the Cabinet Secretary for Industry, Trade & Cooperatives for 5 years, as well as the Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries for a period of one year. 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 Group 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),that developed Kenya’s Vision 2030 strategy and Council Chairman of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) amongst others.

Hon. Mohamed received Presidential recognitions and was bestowed the Elder of Burning Spear (EBS) and the Elder of the Golden Hearts (EGH) Awards for his leading role and distinguished service in both the private and public sector. He led the development of Kenya’s Industrial Transformation Programme (KITP), the Country’s ten year industrial blue print that is currently under implementation, Kenya’s Pioneer Trade Policy, National Export Strategy amongst other notable milestones for the country. He has been leading Kenya’s doing business climate reform program that has seen the country ranked one of the most reformed economies globally by the World Bank, an improvement of 80 slots from 136th in 2014 to 56th in 2019. Hon. Mohamed is an MBA graduate from Harvard Business School and an alumni 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