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Mr. Joseph K. Kinyua began his career as an assistant lecturer at Nairobi University in 1978.  He joined the Central Bank of Kenya in 1980 and worked his way through the ranks, from an Economist to Director of Research.  Mr. Kinyua also worked as an Economist on a fixed term appointment with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) during 1985 – 1990, after which he returned back to the Central Bank of Kenya.

He was appointed Financial Secretary to the Treasury in June 1995, a position he held until July 1999 when he rejoined the Central Bank of Kenya as Director of Financial Markets.  In October, 2000 he was appointed Director of Research and Chief Economist, Central Bank of Kenya; and in September 2002, he was appointed as Permanent Secretary to the Treasury, a position he held until January 2003 when he was appointed Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Planning and National Development.  In July 2003 he was appointed Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture where he served until July 2004 when he was re-appointed to his current position of Permanent Secretary to the Treasury.

Mr. Kinyua is also a Director on several Boards of State Corporations, including (East African Development Bank (EADB) Board. He served  for six years as a member of the Programme Committee of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), and is currently a Director at large of the Consortium’s Board; and he is also Alternate Governor, World Bank Board of Governors.

He holds BA(Econ.) and MA(Econ.) degrees from Nairobi University

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