The CEO of the East African Business Council (EABC), Dr. Peter Mathuki, has been appointed as the incoming Secretary General of the East African Community (EAC). The appointment was made during the 21st Ordinary virtual Summit of the EAC Heads of State.
Dr. Mathuki holds a PhD in Strategic Management and Regional Integration from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. As the CEO of the EABC, he has been instrumental in driving and articulating the Private Sector priorities in EAC decision-making process.
Dr. Mathuki has been instrumental in implementing the recovery strategy of the EABC under the vision of a borderless East Africa for increased business and investment. He has led numerous international, continental, and regional high-level public-private dialogues aimed at boosting the growth of intra-EAC trade and investment such as the High-Level East African Business and Investment 2019.
His leadership improved recognition of the role of the private sector in the EAC from observer status to partner of the EAC regional integration agenda. He has taken part in continental and international negotiations where he successfully pushed for the formation of the African Business Council.
Dr. Mathuki is an expert in regional integration and has served in several regional organizations. He formerly served as a Member of Parliament of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA). While there, he chaired the EALA Committee responsible for good governance and served in the Committee of Communication, Trade and Investment (CTI). He previously served as a Director in charge of International Labour Standards (ILO) at the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU-Africa), among many other leadership positions.
Dr. Mathuki is passionate about regional integration and has played a vital role in the implementation the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the formation of the African Business Council. He strongly supported the formation of various EAC platforms; instrumental in the EAC regional integration process. These platforms include the formation of East African Labor and Employees’ Organizations in the EAC.