Erastus J. O. Mwencha
- Deputy Chairperson, African Union, Addis Ababa
Studies, University of Nairobi and York University, Canada; Master's in Economics. Former positions with the Republic of Kenya government include: director of one of the largest paper mills in Africa; Secretary, Industrial Sciences Advisory Council; Member, National Council for Science and Technology; Head, Industrial Promotion Department, Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Then with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) as Senior Industrial Expert; subsequently, Director of Industry, Energy and Environment, then Secretary-General. Since 2008, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission.