Cabinet Secretary for Industrialization and Enterprise Development, Kenya

Hon. Adan Mohamed was appointed the Cabinet Secretary for Industrialization and Enterprise Development in 2013. Prior to this appointment, he was the Chief Administrative Officer for Barclays Africa, with responsibility for ten (10) Barclay’s Bank subsidiaries in Africa. In addition, he was responsible for Brand & Marketing, Corporate Communications and Citizenship across Barclays Africa businesses.

Before taking up the role in Barclays on 1 February, 2013, Hon. Mohamed performed various senior roles in Barclays including CEO of Barclays Kenya for over 10 years, and Managing Director – Barclays East and West Africa since 2008. He also worked in senior Finance roles in Barclays Bank.

Prior to joining Barclays, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers (London) in the Management Consultancy and Business Advisory Services. His international career has seen him serve in the UK, US and Africa.


He has also served in many other capacities both in private and public sector in Kenya, including: Chairman of Kenya Bankers Association, Member of the Kenya National Economic and Social Council (NESC), and as the Chairman of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) amongst others.

Hon. Mohamed received Presidential recognition and was bestowed the Elder of Burning Spear (EBS) Award for his leading role and distinguished service in both the private and public sector.

Adan is an MBA graduate from Harvard Business School and an alumnus of the University of Nairobi, Kenya where he graduated with a First Class Honors degree in Commerce (Accounting option). He is also a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

He currently serves as the Chairman of the African Council of Ministers for Industry.

Dr. Adan MOHAMED is speaking at the following session