Former CEO of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Ezra Chiloba, has landed a government job.
In a statement released on Tuesday, September 28, the Kenya Communications Authority (CA) announced that Chiloba would lead the authority as its chief executive.
The 42-year-old will serve for a four-year term and replaces Francis Wangusi who served from 2012 to 2020.
The recruitment of the new CEO was delayed after the authority re-advertised the posts twice in 2020.
Former IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba.
According to the Board of Directors of the Communications Authority said that Chiloba was appointed after a competitive recruitment process to fill the post left vacant with Wangusi’s retirement.
“The board wishes to thank Mercy Wanjau, MBS who served as the director general of the Authority,” the statement read.
In the statement, the board of directors of the CAK announced that Chiloba would immediately begin his functions at the beginning of the authority.
Chiloba is a policy consultant and senior partner of the consultancy firm Chil and Kemp and a lawyer with the High Court of Kenya.
He holds an undergraduate degree in law from the University of Nairobi, an MA from the Central European University in Hungary and a MSc in program management from the University. from Oxford.
The former CEO of IEBC holds a postgraduate degree in law from the Kenya School of Law and also holds a certificate from the Blockchain Strategy Program from the Said Business School at the University of Oxford .
He has additional training in corporate governance, project management, collaborative leadership and monitoring and evaluation.
“Chiloba previously worked as a team leader and deputy party leader with Development Alternative Inc. He was previously a project analyst in charge of governance, electoral systems and processes with the United Nations Development Program in Nairobi,” indicates the press release.
He was appointed to a state council, according to a Gazette notice dated Thursday, December 31, 2020.
Ministry of ICT CS Joe Mucheru has appointed the former CEO of IEBC to the Board of Directors of the Youth Enterprise Development Fund for a period of three years effective December 22, 2020.
Headquarters of the Kenya Communications Authority (CAK).