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APPOINTMENT OF MR. PETER KIBET BIWOTT AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCIL
 The Export Promotion Council is Kenya’s premier organization responsible for the development and promotion of exports of goods and services, and harmonization of export related activities. It was established in 1992 to help new and existing exporters overcome any challenges facing them for the improved performance of the export sector.
Mr. Peter Kibet Biwott has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Export Promotion Council. The appointment, by the Cabinet Secretary for Industry, Trade and Cooperatives Mr. Adan Mohamed is contained in the Kenya Gazette Notice No. 3414, and is effective from 4th April, 2017 for a period of three years, renewable.  He holds a Master’s degree in Development Economics from International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University, Rotterdam, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Kenyatta University
Mr. Biwott, a Development Economist, brings a wealth of experience, working in senior positions with key public and private sector organizations in the area of international trade and investment. The organizations include Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Kenya Association of Manufacturers. His last posting was Head of Policy, Research & Advocacy at the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM).
Mr. Biwott joins EPC at the time the Council is facing the task of working with stakeholders at all levels, to increase exports through product and market diversification and expansion of the export basket. He will oversee crafting of the National Export Development Strategy for the country, under the State Department of Trade; the development of the Strategic Plan of Export Promotion Council 2017 – 2022 and focus on value addition and galvanizing of exporters of services and other new sector such as Oil and minerals, in order to boost performance of Kenya’s export sector.  The Trade sector is prioritized in the Kenya Vision 2030, particularly in its contribution to GDP and the transformation of Kenya into a newly industrializing middle income country providing a high quality of life to all its citizens by 2030.
 
 
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