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 Government of the Republic of Kenya 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, then Director of Industry, Energy and Environment, then Secretary-General. Since 2008, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission.