Hon. (Dr.) Peter Mutuku Mathuki

Secretary General, the East African Community (EAC)

Dr. Mathuki currently serves as the Secretary General of the East African Community (EAC), steering the Regional integration agenda. He is also the current Chair of the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Task Force (TTF), consisting of 26 member countries.

He previously served as the Executive Director of the East African Business Council (EABC), (2018-2021), activating the voice of the private sector in EAC decision-making processes and advocating for a conducive business environment for increased trade and investment in the bloc.

He formerly served as a Member of Parliament of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) (2012-2017) where he chaired the EALA Committee responsible for good governance and served in the Committee of Trade and Investment.

He worked at the European Union (EU) programs for Africa based in Asmara, Eritrea (2010-2012) and prior to that, served as a Director in charge of International Labour Standards (ILO) at the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU-Africa now ITUC-Africa) (2004-2008).

Dr. Mathuki has actively played a pivotal role in overseeing the coming into effect of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), championed the formation of the African Business Council in a bid to reposition the EAC bloc to reap the benefits availed by the continental market. He was also instrumental in creating several regional platforms critical in the negotiation of the EAC Common Market Protocol and Regional economic issues since 2004 such as the East African Employers Association (EAEA) and the East African Trade Union Confederation (EATUC).

He sits on several boards including the Kenya Investment Authority (KenInvest), the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), Uganda and Centre of Excellence for ICT in East Africa (CENIT@EA), Tanzania and the Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency (CASSOA) among others. He is also a member of the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM). Dr. Mathuki holds a PhD in Strategic Management & Regional Integration from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.