Amb. Johnson Weru
Amb. Johnson Weru is an alumnus of Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, University of Nairobi and University of Leeds.He is a career diplomat and public servant with over twenty-eight years' experience working in Government and International Development Agencies in Africa and Europe. He is concurrently pursuing a doctorate in International Trade from Brussels University in Belgium.
Prior to his appointment as Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Mission to the European Union Amb. Weru had a distinguished and long service at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Headquarters where he served as Director for Economic Affairs and External Trade. His main responsibilities included coordinating and setting policy direction for bilateral and multilateral, trade and economic relations between Kenya and the rest of the world including African, Caribbean and Pacific. Amb. Weru has wide experience in international finance, international trade negotiations and public sector management and restructuring. He has previously held advisory/consultant positions with the World Bank and United Nations Development Programme.
Amb. Weru has held several senior positions in the public service including serving as Joint/deputy Secretary for various public sector reform Task Forces among them Technical Committee on Governance Justice, Law and Order Sector Reforms, Legal Sector Reform Secretariat and Task force on Rationalization, Restructuring and Strengthening the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Amb. Weru has also served as adjunct professor and Lecturer in Economics and Finance at Catholic University of East Africa and has served as alternate director to several State Boards. His recent assignments include participating in the negotiations leading to the coming into force of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement and the on-going ACP-EU post Cotonou agreement.
He is currently the Principal Secretary for State Department for Trade and Enterprise Development (SDT&ED) in the Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development. (MoITED)Amb. Weru speaks fluent English and bit of French. He is married with four children.