Amb. Libérat Mfumukeko
Amb. Libérat Mfumukeko is the current Secretary General of the East African Community. He was appointed with effect from 26th April 2016.
Previously he served as the EAC Deputy Secretary General in charge of Finance and Administration from 29th April 2015 to 25th April, 2016.
Amb. Mfumukeko has over twenty five (25) years work experience in both private and public sector. Before joining the EAC he was the Director General (DG) of the Burundi Electricity and Water National Company from 2013 to 2015 and President of the Steering Committee of the East African Power Pool. He has served as a Senior Advisor to the President of the Republic of Burundi in charge of Economic Affairs (2012-2013) with a Ministerial rank.
Amb. Mfumukeko founded and was the Director General of the Burundi Investment Promotion Authority (2009-2012). He has also served as an Economic Expert at the United Nations - FAO from 2006 to 2009.
From 1990 to 2006 he worked as a full time employee, consultant or trader in the USA and France at Banque Populaire (France), EDF GDF - Electricite de France (France), American Express, Mobil Oil, FUBU, Karl Kani (USA).
Amb. Mfumukeko is finalising his Doctoral studies in Business Administration DBA at Atlantic University. He holds Bachelor’s and Masters Degree in Economics & Corporate Management (Université Francois Rabelais of Tours - France) and an MBA from Clark University – (MA, USA). A former lecturer at Clark University, he later directed an international corporate training program in Change Management and International Business in collaboration with Clark University, Harvard University and MIT in USA. In addition to the above, he spent a year at the Preparatory School of Moscow State University - Lomonossov to learn Russian.
Amb. Mfumukeko is fluent in English, French, Kirundi, Kiswahili and Russian. He has a long international career having worked in Cameroon, DR Congo, France, Ivory Coast, Russia, Rwanda and the USA.