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Profile: Henry K. Rotich

Tuesday April 23 2013

PHOTO | NATION Henry K. Rotich.


Mr. Henry Rotich has been the Head of Macroeconomics at the Treasury, Ministry of Finance, since March, 2006.

He has been involved in formulating macroeconomic policies that ensure an affordable and sustainable path of public spending aimed at achieving the Government’s development priorities.

He is also involved in preparation of key budget documents including the Budget Statements, as well as providing strategic coordination of structural reforms in the area of fiscal and financial sector.

Prior to joining the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Rotich has worked at the Central Bank of Kenya since 1994.

At one time, he was attached to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) local office in Nairobi to work as an economist.

He has also consulted as a short-term macroeconomic expert in the region – in Mozambique, Malawi and Rwanda with the IMF’s EastAFRITAC (in Tanzania) and Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute (MEFMI) in Zimbabwe, in addition to supporting the designing of macroeconomic convergence criteria of the proposed East African Monetary Union.

Mr. Rotich holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University.

He also holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from University of Nairobi and Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (First Class Honours) from the same University.

He is 44 years and married with two sons.

Nominee for Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury.

(Source PPS)