•Wangora who was appointed on October 1, 2016 has been instrumental in driving the agency to achieve significant milestones.
•They include transitioning from the Kenya TradeNet System to the Trade Facilitation Platform, launch of the InfoTradeKE portal.
Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) board has announced the exit of Amos Wangora as the CEO following the end of his tenure.
Wangora who was appointed on October 1, 2016 has been instrumental in driving the agency to achieve significant milestones that include, transitioning from the Kenya TradeNet System to the Trade Facilitation Platform, launch of the InfoTradeKE portal.
He was also part of the team that drove the implementation of the Maritime Single Window System, and most recently the Business Intelligence Tool.
During his tenure, the national electronic single window system (National Assembly Bill No. 15 of 2021) was enacted by Parliament and became law following presidential assent on June 21, 2022.
This effectively repealed the Legal Notice No.6 of 2011 and thereby ensured that the functions and powers of the agency are entrenched in an Act of Parliament.
Following his exit, the board of directors appointed David Ngarama as the acting chief executive officer, effective October 1, 2022.
KenTrade chairman Mugambi Imanyara, said Ngarama will continue steering the agency in delivering services to their customers and stakeholders.
“The board of directors is confident that Ngarama will carry on our vision of transforming trade facilitation while keeping the agency focused on meeting customers’ expectations,” Imanyara said.
Ngarama joined KenTrade as the strategy and planning manager before his promotion to director of trade facilitation.
He brings a wealth of experience in public sector operations and has worked as a senior economist in government.
In addition, he has wide exposure to regional trade and integration matters and has represented Kenya in many trade negotiations within and outside the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) Region, and the East African Community.
He served as the chairman of the technical committee of the African Alliance for Electronic Commerce (AAEC), a group that brings together 19 countries implementing the Single Window in Africa.