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Elijah Mwangi
Principal Secretary - State Department of Mining

Elijah Mwangi is the Principal Secretary, State Department for Mining in the Ministry of Mining, Blue Economy and Maritime Affairs. He was appointed as Principal Secretary by H.E President Dr. William Samoei Ruto C.G.H, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander - In - Chief of the Defence Forces, on 2nd December, 2023 after successful vetting and approval by the National Assembly of Kenya.
Prior to the appointment, Mr. Mwangi served as a managing director at Strategic Synergy  Cconsultants, an international finance, research and strategy firm. He was responsible for business development spanning financial and strategic management, risk and leadership effectiveness.
He has also worked at different capacities in local and international engagements as, Managing partner of an Auditing firm, principal consultant and change management head.
Mr. Mwangi is an effective business leader, with heightened management experience spanning over 19 years in finance, strategy and research. He holds a Masters of Business Administration degree in strategic management and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in accounts, both from the University of Nairobi. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya.
Since his appointment as a Principal Secretary, Mr. Mwangi has developed a strong passion on the mining sector. He is keen to leverage on technology, processes, collaborations and partnerships to provide solutions that will provide immense benefits to the stakeholders in the extractive value chain.
He is happily married and a loving father, another feather in his cap that he is truly proud of.