The board of the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has appointed former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chief executive Ezra Chiloba the new Director-General for a renewable four-year term. CA board chairperson, Kembi Gatura, said on Tuesday that his appointment follows a competitive recruitment process held to fill the position left vacant with the retirement of the former DG.
”The appointment follows a competitive recruitment process to fill the position left vacant with the retirement of the former Director-General Francis Wangusi,” read Gatura’s statement.
Mr. Chiloba is a policy consultant and Principle Partner with Chil and Kemp consultancy and an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. He is the immediate former Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
Mr. Chiloba holds an undergraduate degree in Law from the University of Nairobi a Master of Arts degree from Central European University in Hungary and a Master of Science degree in Program Management from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
Chiloba is a postgraduate diploma in law holder from the Kenya School of Law, has a certificate in the Blockchain strategy program from Said Business School at the University of Oxford, and holds further training in Corporate Governance, Projects Management, Collaborative Leadership, and Monitoring and Evaluation. He previously worked as a Team Leader and Deputy Chief of Party with Development Alternative Inc.
He has served as a Projects Analyst in charge of governance, electoral systems, and processes with the United Nations Development Program in Nairobi. Chiloba started his career as a Program Officer with the Center for Minority Rights and Development and later joined South Consulting as a Research and Coordination Officer
Ezra Chiloba now takes over from Mercy Wanjau who has been the DG since 2019 when she was appointed in an acting capacity.