The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) made up of its 360 corporate members and Business Member Organizations is rallying behind Ambassador Amina Mohammed following her nomination to the position of Director General at the World Trade Organization. The Nomination of Ambassador Amina Mohammed,comes as a great opportunity for the business community in Kenya, African and indeed the entire world.
According to KEPSA, the nominee; Ambassador Amina Mohammed, has delivered on her mandate while serving in various ministerial positions and as a diplomat, and has a wealth of experience with the WTO and the multilateral trading system, making her fit for the position.
“The business community is confident that Amb. Mohammed has all it takes to lead the WTO into the future and we are hopeful that she will be deemed fit to lead the necessary reforms that will bring about a sustainable economic recovery and ensure member states benefit from better trade policies that offer the most effective avenue for wealth creation and economic growth”,
remarked the KEPSA CEO Mrs. Carole Karuga.
“We further believe that her experience as a diplomat will help her navigate the current delicate international trade ecosystem, ensuring a prosperous future for WTO member states”,
The Culturte and Heritage Cabinet Secretary has also displayed great finesse as a strategist and negotiator and has had a great track record with World Trade Organization (WTO). As the first woman to have chaired the three most important bodies of the organization: the Trade Policy Body, the Dispute Settlement Body and the Governing General Council of the WTO she is well placed for the job. If successful, she will also be the first African, and first woman to serve at the helm of the organization.
Her professionalism has been evident in the various roles that she has served, most notably as the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade. In her role as the Kenya’s foreign minister Amb. Mohammed and KEPSA co–hosted heads of states and other delegations both locally and internationally. She worked with the Kenya’s apex private sector lobby group to find solutions to some of the pressing challenges facing the business community, as well as providing an enabling environment for local businesses and investors.
Among her successful events is the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference held in Nairobi in 2015, which was chaired and hosted by Amb. Mohammed. KEPSA partnered with her ministry to host delegates from around the world for a gala dinner, offering them a chance to interact with the local business community.
KEPSA’s vision is to be a world class private sector apex body. The primary mission is to ensure year- on- year improvement in the overall business environment for Kenya by working together with the Government and other stakeholders and being involved in the socio economic development of the country.
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