Chief Guest, Cabinet Secretary for Health, Kenya
Dr Cleopa Mailu is the Cabinet Secretary for Health in Kenya. He holds an MBChB from the University of Nairobi; MSc (Med. Sci) in Genetics from the University of Glasgow and is an alumni of the Strathmore University/ IESE University of Navarra Advanced Management Programme.
Dr Mailu started his career as a Medical Officer at the Kenyatta National Hospital, where he rose to the position of Consultant Geneticist and Quality Assurance Manager.
He later joined the Ministry of Health and worked as EPI Manager, Director Division of Family Health and Director Health Sector Reform Programme.
Thereafter, Dr Mailu worked with WHO and UNICEF on local and international assignments. He was the first African CEO of The Nairobi Hospital, a position he held until his appointment as Cabinet Secretary of Health in December 2015.