The Board of the Communications Authority (CA) of Kenya has announced the appointment of Mr. Ezra Chiloba Simiyu to the position of the Director General of the Authority for a renewable period of four years.
CA Board Chairman Sen. Kembi Gitura said that the appointment follows a competitive recruitment process to fill the position left vacant after the retirement of the former Director General, Mr. Francis Wangusi.
“Mr. Chiloba is a policy consultant and Principle Partner with Chil and Kemp Consultancy and an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. He is the immediate former Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC),” said Gitura.
He added that Mr. Chiloba holds an undergraduate degree in Law from the University of Nairobi, a Master of Arts degree from Central European University in Hungary and a Master of Science degree in Program Management from University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. He has a post graduate diploma in law from the Kenya School of Law and also holds a certificate in Blockchain Strategy Program from Said Business School at University of Oxford.
“He holds further training in Corporate Governance, Projects Management, Collaborative Leadership and in Monitoring and Evaluation. Mr. Chiloba previously worked as a Team Leader and Deputy Chief of Party with Development Alternative Inc.
He was previously a Projects Analyst in charge of governance, electoral systems and processes with the United Nations Development Program in Nairobi,” said Gitura.
He highlighted that as a new graduate in Law Mr. Chiloba started his career as a Program Officer with the Center for Minority Rights and Development and later joined South Consulting as a Research and Coordination Officer.
“The Board wishes to thank Mrs. Mercy Wanjau, MBS who has been acting in the position of Director General of the Authority,” said Gitura. He said that Mr. Chiloba’s appointment comes into effect immediately.
By Joseph Ng’ang’a