Ambassador Amina Mohamed

Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Republic of Kenya

Ambassador Amina Mohamed,CBS, CAV, EGH, is a committed international civil servant who has a distinguished career in positions of leadership in both public and foreign service. She is the first African to be the chair of the global trade round at the 10th World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference held in Nairobi, Kenya one of the most successful conferences so far. Besides being the first woman to have held the position of Foreign Minister(Cabinet Secretary) of Kenya, she was the first woman to have chaired the governing General Council of the World Trade Organization, the Dispute Settlement Body, the International Organization for Migration as well as President of the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime. Amb. Amina Mohamed graduated with a LLM in International Law from Kiev State University, and has also undertaken post graduate studies at University of Oxford and the Kenya School of Law. She is fluent in English, Russian, Swahili and has a working knowledge of French. Ambassador Amina Mohamed is a former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme at Nairobi. Amina Mohamed is a former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, National Cohesion and Constitutional Affairs and former Ambassador of Kenya to the United Nations at Geneva. Amb. Amina Mohamed is a lawyer and diplomat by profession and has served in the public service since 1985. Amina Mohamed has served in the Ministries of Local Government, Foreign Affairs and Justice.