Ambassador Dr. Kipyego Cheluget
Vice-Chairman Board of Directors
Amb. Dr. Kipyego Cheluget is the Vice Chairman ASARECA Board of Directors. As the representative for the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) in the Board, Dr. Cheluget brings on board skills in policy, trade and regional markets. He holds a PhD in Political Sciences and is currently working in the East African Community, which he joined after serving COMESA as the Assistant Secretary General for Programmes. He has a wide experience in regional organizations, having served as the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Chief for Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution Officer in the late 90s before joining the East African Community as Deputy Secretary-General for Projects and Programmes. He worked as Kenya’s High Commissioner to Zambia and Malawi, and Permanent Representative to COMESA. He is a long serving diplomat, and is formerly the Deputy High Commissioner of Kenya to New Delhi, India. He also served in various capacities at Kenya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including as Director, Foreign Service Institute, Asia and Australasia, Middle East, and as Research and as Deputy Chief of Protocol.