The office has both international staff as well as officials serving courtesy of the Host Administration. Current staff members include the Director, Programme Officers, Finance Officer, Administrator/PA to the Director, and a Clerk as well as the Project Manager of the WCO ESA Project supported by the Government on Finland. The office also has staff working on virtual secondment from South Africa and Swaziland. Other countries which have previously provided staff to the ROCB include Mauritius and Zimbabwe.
LARRY was appointed Director of the ROCB with effect from 1st October, 2015 following a recruitment process managed by the ESA Management Committee on behalf of the Governing Council. Prior to this, he served at the ROCB as Programme Coordinator for the region for a period of 5 years. He is seconded to the World Customs Organization in the region from Kenya Revenue Authority where he served in various roles within the Customs and Border Control Department.
Larry holds a Masters degree in Environmental Planning and Management degree from the University of Nairobi where he also obtained his undergraduate honours degree in Bachelor of Science. He has various other qualifications in Customs, Information Technology, among others. Larry is also a renowned poet who has performed globally since the age of 4. He serves as a Global Goodwill Ambassador for the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood where he champions maternal and newborn health across the globe.
Project Manager, WCO ESA Project
RIITTA is a Senior Advisor with the Finnish Customs currently working for the WCO ESA Project as the Project Manager. Her prior duties included: PICARD Programme Manager at the WCO, Customs Attaché at the Permanent Representation to the European Union during the two Finnish EU presidencies, National Expert at the European Commission DG TAXUD and various Customs posts in Finland since 1983.
ANDREW is deployed to the WCO ESA ROCB from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Customs and Border Control Department. He is a holder of Masters of Business Administration (Finance) and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics Honours,’ degree both from Kenyatta University.
He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA-K), and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK). Andrew is an accomplished professional with over 8 years’ experience in financial management.
DAVID joined ROCB on 1st, August 2015 as a Program Officer. He graduated with a Master’s of Science at University of Bellevue, Bellevue, Nebraska Human Services, Mental Health Professional, June 2006. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science, Government and Politics, at University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas in 2002.
Previously, he worked for the Ministry of Interior Government of South Sudan, South Sudan Customs Service, as a Chief Customs Officer (C.C.O), Station Head, Western Equatoria State Yambio, 2013. He also served at the South Sudan Customs Service Juba HQs Accountant (2012 -2013) and as the Team Leader Financial Controller for Nadapal Station Eastern Euatoria State 2007 -2012.
FAITH joined ROCB on 7th December 2015 as a Programme Officer. She has a Masters degree in Business Administration (Strategic Management) from Kenyatta University and a Bachelor of Science First Class honours degree from the University of Nairobi.
She is a trained Customs Officer with Kenya Revenue Authority who served at the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) section of KRA and has worked alongside with the WCO in this regard in the region, particularly in the East African Community. She was the Alternate National Project Manager and contact of the WCO AEO in Kenya before joining the ROCB after an extensive and thorough recruitment process.
She also previously worked at Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI).
Administrator & PA to Director
JUDY is a holder of Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing) degree from St. Paul’s University, Limuru (SPUL). She is an employee of the Kenya Revenue Authority and worked as the Executive Assistant/PA for the Commissioner of Investigation and Enforcement Department for nine years. She is a prospective Master’s degree student at United States International University (USIU) in September 2014 to study International Relations and Diplomacy.
Primrose is a holder of a degree in Business Administration from Kenya Methodist University. She is an employee of Kenya Revenue Authority and previously worked for Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) as a marketing assistant. She also worked at Brookside Dairy (BDL) as a marketing auditor.