Cabinet Secretary East African Community and Regional Development
Hon. Adan Mohamed is the Cabinet Secretary for East African Community & Regional Development. He previously served as the Cabinet Secretary for Industry, Trade & Cooperatives from 2013 to 2018, as well as the Acting Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries for a year in 2015. Prior to his appointment to serve in the Public Service, he was the Chief Administrative Officer for Barclays Africa, with responsibility for ten(10) Barclays Bank subsidiaries in Africa.
U.S. Ambassador to Kenya
Kyle McCarter was nominated by President Trump to be the U.S. Ambassador to Kenya and was confirmed on January 2, 2019.
Prior to his Nairobi assignment, Ambassador McCarter was a manufacturing entrepreneur in Lebanon, Illinois. He served eight years on the St. Clair County Board and six years on the O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, including two years as President and four years as Chairman of the Economic Development Committee. He was a State Senator in the Illinois General Assembly from 2009-2019. He has a B.S. in Accounting from Oral Roberts University.
Chair at East African Business Council
Nicholas Nesbitt is the Chair of the East African Business Council and the General Manager of IBM Eastern Africa. He leads all of IBM's operations in 10 countries in the region, and has led successful IBM engagements in the private and public sectors.
Previously, Mr Nesbitt was the co-founder and CEO of KenCall, the leading and pioneering international BPO/call center outsourcing company in East Africa. Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan School of Business have both written case studies on KenCall, which are taught to MBA students across the world.
Prior to moving back to Kenya, Mr Nesbitt held senior executive positions in the United States at Qwest Communications, Schneider Electric and The Boston Consulting Group.
Mr Nesbitt is the Chairman of the Board of KEPSA (Kenya Private Sector Alliance), the apex body of the private sector in Kenya. He is also the Chairman of the Board of the East African Business Council, the apex body of all private sector organizations in East Africa.
He is/has been a board member of the Central Bank of Kenya, Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA), American Chamber of Commerce, AMREF Flying Doctors, Kenya School of Monetary Studies, Multimedia University and Gateway insurance.
Mr Nesbitt is an active member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO), a global organization supporting leading CEO’s.
Mr Nesbitt has been profiled frequently in global and regional media as a thought leader and visionary and has been a frequent speaker and panelist on entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership at conferences in Kenya and around the world.
The President of Kenya awarded Nicholas a presidential honor, the Order of the Grand Warrior (OGW), in recognition of his pioneering spirit and accomplishments in creating the Kenyan BPO industry.
Mr Nesbitt received his MBA from Stanford University and both his Masters and Bachelors of Engineering degrees from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, USA.
He is a keen golfer and mountain biker and enjoys safaris.