Ambassador Peter O. Ole Nkuraiyia holds an Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA) from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Sociology and a Post Graduate Diploma in International Relations from the University of Nairobi.
He is a career Diplomat who prior to this appointment served as Vice Chairperson of Public Service Commission from January 2013 to January 2019. During this period he also acted as Chairperson of Public Service Commission from January to August 2018.
He served as Kenya’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and Kenya’s Permanent Representative to the Europe Union. While in Brussels, he was the Chairman of the ACP Sub-Committee on Trade and Tariffs as well as Commodity Protocols. Co-chairman of the Joint African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) /European Union (EU) Committee on Trade and Commodity Protocols. He was the leader of the Kenyan delegation to the signing of the Economic Partnership Agreement in 2000 (Cotonou Agreement- Benin) between the European Union and the ACP group of states. He was the Chairman of the ACP Committee on Trade that negotiated the ACP/EU Waiver during the World Trade Organization (WTO) Doha Round 2001.
As the Kenya’s High Commissioner to the Republic of Uganda, he was in charge of the Great Lakes Region and was the leader of Kenyan delegation to the Burundi Peace Agreement as well as the East African Corporation negotiations leading to the signing of the Treaty establishing the East African Community on 30th November 1999.
He served as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministries of Foreign Affairs as well as East African Community and Regional Corporation. In addition he was the Secretary/ Chief Executive Officer of the Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution as well as the Executive Director of the NGOs Coordination Board.
Served in various Kenya’s Missions abroad including Harare Zimbabwe, Kampala Uganda, Stockholm Sweden, Paris France and Brussels Belgium. In addition he was a member of various boards including Kenya Roads Board, Eorr-Ekule Secondary School and Ole Sankale Boarding School.
He was awarded First Class Order of the Chief of the Burning Spear (CBS) in Recognition of his distinguished service. Ambassador Peter O. Ole Nkuraiyia is an Alumni of the University of New Castle -Australia.
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