Adan Mohamed was born on December 1963 in Mandera.
He has been CEO Barclays Bank of Kenya for 10 years and worked in the bank's branches in different parts of the world for 15 years.
In recognition of his contribution, Barclays Group recently promoted him to the role of Chief Administrative Officer with responsibilities for 10 African countries.
Prior to working at the bank, he was at PricewaterhouseCoopers for seven years after training in London as a chartered accountant.
An MBA graduate of Harvard Business School, Mr Mohamed is also a First Class Bachelor of Commerce graduate from the University of Nairobi.
He is married to Nafisa and has 5 children.
He has been nominated as Cabinet Secretary for Industrialisation.