Amb. Amina Mohamed Keynote speaker
Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ambassador Amina Mohamed,CBS, CAV, EGH, is a committed international civil servant who has a distinguished career in positions of leadership in both public and foreign service. She is the first African to be the chair of the global trade round at the 10th World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference held in Nairobi, Kenya one of the most successful conferences so far. Besides being the first woman to have held the position of Foreign Minister(Cabinet Secretary) of Kenya, she was the first woman to have chaired the governing General Council of the World Trade Organization, the Dispute Settlement Body, the International Organization for Migration as well as President of the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime. She has served in strategic government positions and has been elected to key international positions. Her work experience spanning over twenty-six years, covers a broad spectrum of national and international assignments. Amina Mohamed was appointed Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade, in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration.
Since July 2011 she served as the United Nations Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi.