Mr. Charles N. KAHUTHU

 

 

Mr. Charles Kahuthu is the Regional Coordinator and CEO of the East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (EACCIA). Before then he was Deputy CEO of KNCCI and also coordinated the functions of Membership and Branch Network Development, as well as all external partnerships between the Chamber and other stakeholders, including development partners. He was particularly very involved in regional integration issues having contributed to the two key protocols that are guiding the integration process of East Africa, namely; the Customs Union Protocol and the Common Market Protocol

 Mr Kahuthu is a Private Sector Development Specialist, as well as public-private sector partnerships building specialist, providing a wide range of business management and socio-economic development consultancy services to Governments, private sector institutions, development agencies and non-governmental organizations, among others.

He is an experienced policy analyst and has been a member of many task forces facilitating the review of public policy in recent years. He has carried out very many consulting assignments in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, South Africa, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Latin America and France. He is extremely conversant with the planning, preparation and implementation of development programmes and projects.

Mr. Kahuthu has gained a lot of experience in the negotiations for private, public and social development projects financing, with local and international financial institutions, including the World Bank Group, the European Union, the African Development Bank and all the United Nations Agencies. He has also interacted extremely well with many donor nations, such as France, Belgium, Italy, Canada, Ireland, Germany, Britain, a number of Latin American countries, and the United States of America, and is quite conversant with their bilateral cooperation strategies in support of development countries.

Up to December 2008, Mr. Kahuthu was employed by the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) as Sector Coordinator for Agriculture and Rural Development, coordinating all the partnership engagements with Government Ministry clusters that constitute the Agricultural and Rural Development Sector. Prior to this assignment, he acted as the African Region Coordinator for Latin American Economic System (SELA) for two years and before that assignment, he was the Enterprise Development Adviser for the Department of Micro and Small Enterprises Development, in the Ministry of Labour and Human Resource Development. In his role as Enterprise Development Adviser, he provided the required technical support to the Head of the Department, who coordinated the activities of a number of Donor Programmes, including assisting both the Ministry’s staff and contracted implementing agencies in preparing their work plans and other forms of technical assistance, such as project proposal writing, carrying out project monitoring and evaluation activities, among others. He also promoted networking amongst the implementing agencies and other programmes and projects that the Ministry was implementing, and also carried out resource mobilization assignments to fund the various SMEs Programme activities.

He has been on a panel of the list of Consultants that the Ministries of Trade; Industrialization; Agriculture; as well Youth and Sports, and can be called upon to undertake various studies, on their behalf, with special emphasis in Trade and Industrial Development Policy, Region Integration, Youth Development Programmes, as well as Small Enterprise Development. He acted as the Secretary to the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Economic and Development Committee, with special responsibility for issues relating to EAC, NEPAD and ACP-EU Economic and Development Cooperation, through the Economic Partnerships Agreements (EPAs), and also the KNCCI’s Focal Point with the Government in the implementation of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals. 

Mr. Kahuthu is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Business Administration Option), with emphasis in international marketing and economics. He has been undertaking an MBA Degree Programme, “on-line”, as an external student, with the Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences of the University of the Free State (UOFS), in South Africa, a programme that has been developed by UOFS, in collaboration with the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at De Paul University, Chicago, USA. 

Mr. Kahuthu is a member of the EACCIA Steering Committee.

 

 

 

EACCIA News

EAOGS 2018

Global Event Partners of the UK, the organizers of East Africa Oil and Gas Summit (EAOGS) in partnership with East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (EACCIA) are inviting delegates, speakers, sponsors, media groups, corporates, investors, government officials and other professionals to a summit and exhibition where, in 2018 this prestigious, government-led summit and exhibition will once again provide a platform for East African ministries and the national oil companies to engage with international and local investors to examine the hugely significant opportunities across the East Africa region. To join the event, download the registration form here.

Horasis Asia Meeting - 2017

East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (EACCIA) would like to announce the Horasis Asia Meeting. Horasis will convene the 2017 Horasis Asia Meeting in Kolkata/India on 26-27 November, co-hosted by the Government of West Bengal and the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The annual Horasis Asia Meeting is Asia's foremost gathering of the region's most senior leaders from business and government. The Horasis Asia Meeting is poised to be the ideal platform to explore and advance regional cooperation, impact investing and sustainable growth. Being India’s gateway to ASEAN and the whole of Asia, Kolkata is the ideal location to advance the region's economic, political and social agenda. The Horasis Asia Meeting will also reflect on the West Bengal government’s priorities and policies towards a profound renaissance centred on its embeddedness within Asia.  

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