Board Of Directors
Mr. David O. Ong’olo – Chairman
Mr. Ong’olo was appointed Chairman of the Competition Authority with effect from 1st January, 2012 for a period of 3 years. He has a long standing interest in competition policy and private sector development and has worked on these topics spanning institutional development, sectoral regulation and industrial policy analysis. He is particularly interested in bridging the worlds of rigorous industrial sector analysis and practical policy making and implementation. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nairobi and a Master of Science degree in Industrial Economics from Lancaster University, U.K.
Mr. Francis W. Kariuki – Director General
Mr. Kariuki was appointed Director – General of the Competition Authority on 9th January, 2013. His main interests are in competition regulation and also Economics of institutions’ development. In addition, he has been focusing on impact of budget constraints on Agencies’ investigative process and HR policy. He is also well known for his advocacy initiatives, nationally and internationally, geared towards entrenching competition in various sectors of the economy and boosting regional trade. Mr. Kariuki is a founder Member and the current Chairman of the African Competition Forum –‘A Network of African Competition Authorities which seeks to promote the adoption of Competition principles in the implementation of national and regional economic policies of African countries’. He is a holder of Master of Science in Economic Regulation and Competition from City University- London; BA-Economics & Business Studies (Kenyatta University) and various Certificates in Strategic Leadership and Corporate Governance.
Mr. Protus Sigei - Alternate to the Cabinet Secretary/ The National Treasury
Mr. Sigei, a Deputy Director of Investments at the National Treasury, has worked in Kenya’s public service for over two decades. He holds a B.A (Hons) degree in Economics from the University of Nairobi and a Master of Science from the University of York, U.K. He was one of the pioneer seven (7) officers selected by the Government of Kenya in 2004 to be trained, at the Boston Institute for Developing Economies, as trainers in Performance Contracting; subsequent to which he helped introduce performance contracting in Kenya’s public service. Mr. Sigei is a member of the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis, a professional society of academics and practitioners, headquartered at the University of Washington at Seattle, USA.
Mr. Michael Onyancha - Alternate to the Principal Secretary Ministry of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism
Mr. Onyancha currently is, the Director of Weights and Measures, Ministry of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism. He joined Public Service in 1984 as Inspector Trainee in the then Ministry of Commerce and Industry rising through ranks to the current position. He holds BED Hons (Mathematics) and MBA from the University of Nairobi. Mr. Onyancha is the Country representative to the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) and a member of the International Legal Metrology Committee (CIML), Board member of East Africa Standard Committee, Member of the Institute of Trade Standard Administration, Kenya (ITSA).
Ms. Elizabeth Ng’ang’a - Alternate to The Attorney-General
Ms. Ng’ang’a is a Parliamentary Counsel in the Office of the Attorney-General. She is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi as well as a postgraduate Advanced Diploma in Legislative Drafting from the University of West Indies Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. She has also not only undergone a range of other drafting training but also boast of a wide experience in legislative drafting. Over the years, M.s Ng’ang’a has served on numerous committees and task forces as a drafting expert, more recently being drafting financial legislation under the National Treasury
Mr. Stephen K. Kiptinness
Mr. Kiptinness was appointed Member of the Competition Authority on 29th June, 2016 for a period of three (3) years. He is a Senior Partner in Kiptinness & Odhiambo Associates—a technology media telecommunications law practice, an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. He has also been appointed and served on several national and regional committees in ICT law and Competition Law. Mr. Kiptinness also lectures on Cyberspace, E-Commerce, Competition, Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment Law at the University of Nairobi’s School of Law. His previous work experience has included roles such as Head of Regulatory Affairs at Telkom Orange, Senior Legal Officer at the Communications Commission of Kenya, Manager of the Alternative Dispute Resolutions Centre at the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization in London, and as Legal Assistant at Oraro & Co. Advocates. Mr. Kiptinness obtained his LL.B degree from the ILS Law College and LL.M from the London School of Economics. He is a member of the Law Society of Kenya and the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries Kenya. He is also a certified patent agent for the Kenya Industrial Property Institute and a Notary Public. His expertise has granted him appointments on several public and private sector boards including the Kenya ICT Board and the Scripture Union National Executive Board.
Ms. Eunice Maranya
Ms. Eunice Maranya is a Business, Management and institutional development specialist with over 15 years of banking experience and 7 years of consulting for large donor, private and public sector organizations. She is the Country Director of the Digital Opportunity Trust, a Canadian NGO that works in the youth and ICT space. She was also the CEO of KARA, a nationally lobby organization for Residents Associations. She has worked as an independent consultant in several areas in development including DFiD, Danida, UNDPSSC unit,USAID, IFAD projects; financial services sector, corporate and the public sector and has also undertaken several scoping and research assignments. She has sat in the Board of the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) and is now a Board member of the Competition Authority of Kenya. Eunice holds an MBA from the United States International University (San Diego) and a BSc from the University of Nairobi. She is a member of the Institute of Directors, holds an Auditor SA 8000 Standard: Amana Ltd, Switzerland and is a Lead Auditor ISO 9001:2000: SQML Center, South Africa.