Hon. Rebecca Miano, MBS

Hon. Rebecca Miano, MBS

Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of East African Community, ASALs & Regional Development

Rebecca Miano is the Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of East African Community, The Arid and Semi Arid Lands(ASALs) & Regional Development. She is also an Ex Officio Member of the East African Legislative Assembly(EALA)

Prior to this appointment, she was the first female Managing Director & CEO of Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC; the leading electricity generating company in the Eastern Africa region. She held this prestigious position for 5 years

Mrs. Miano has had a 30 year multi-faceted career in the energy sector and is a recognised continental business leader focused on running KenGen as a sustainable entity. She’s an energy expert specializing in renewal energy, structuring international and regional multi-million business deals, international regulatory framework in sustainability development and climate change, policy development, corporate governance and business law. She founded the noble Pink Energy forum to address female and gender parity issues in KenGen.

In November 2019, she was appointed to the Board of Global Compact Network, Kenya also named among the Top 100 Women CEOs in Africa by Reset Global People in partnership with Pulse and Avance Media. Mrs. Miano joined the World Bank Group’s Advisory Council on Gender and Development in July 2020. She again featured among the top 25 movers and shakers in Africa in 2021 by the African Energy Chamber.

In 2010, she won the Company Secretary of the Year award in the Champions of Governance Awards series. Subsequently, she was awarded the Order of the Grand Warrior of Kenya (OGW) and in 2019, the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS) in recognition of her outstanding service to the nation.Mrs. Miano is a St. Paul’s University Council Member since 2010; chaired the Finance and General Purposes Committee from 2013 to 2016.  She has also served in Finance Committee of the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK).

Mrs. Miano holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree, a Diploma in Law and Post-graduate studies in Comparative Law. In 2010, she undertook Advanced Management Program from Strathmore University. Rebecca is a registered Certified Public Secretary of Kenya and is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK) and the Law Society of Kenya (LSK). She has attended various leadership and business programs over her career.

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