Dr. Richard Belio Kipsang is the Principal Secretary State Department for Regional and Northern Corridor Development. He served as Principal Secretary, State Department for Basic Education. He also served as Managing Trustee/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Coffee Development Fund and; Deputy CEO and Head of Operations Higher Education Loans Board where he also previously held various Strategic Management positions. Dr. Richard Belio Kipsang is also a Council Member at Mt. Kenya University and Cooperative University College where he also Chairs Finance, Planning and Development. He is a Board member Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade, (FAST) an International Think Tank on Financial Resource Mobilization; Council Member Advisory Council for Coffee Initiative; Government Delegate International Coffee Organization (ICO) and; Chair Operations Committee, Association of African Higher Education Financing Agencies (AAHEFA).
Dr. Richard Belio Kipsang is a holder of PhD degree in Education (Educational Administration and Planning from The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, a Masters of Arts degree in Economics and a Bachelors (Honours) degree in Education (Business and Economics) both from the University of Nairobi. He has had extensive professional trainings and commands numerous expose to local and international conferences and workshops in areas of higher education financing and administration, leadership, management, micro-enterprise development, fraud, corruption and combating economic crime, agricultural value chain financing, computing and other areas of business and management among others particularly in prestigious institutions such as the London School of Economics (LSE) in the UK, Harvard University in the USA, State University of New York in the USA, among other institutions in Kenya, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Thailand among others. He is an Associate Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and also; a member, Institute of Directors of Kenya. Dr. Kipsang has authored highly competent academic and research papers in the areas of Higher Education Financing and Planning.