Name: Larry Liza
Organization: World Customs Organization, East and Southern Africa, Regional Office for Capacity Building.
Larry Liza serves as the Director of the World Customs Organization, East & Southern Africa, Regional Office for Capacity Building (WCO ESA ROCB) in-charge of implementing capacity building initiatives for 24 Member countries in the region. He has immense knowledge in the region and the globe in promoting trade facilitation and integration, revenue mobilization and modernization, enhancing security, compliance and enforcement, and in professionalism of human capital and partnerships. He is credited with successfully implementing the regional strategies while leveraging on talent and innovation, relationships building and creating partnerships. He is at the WCO regional office on secondment from Kenya Revenue Authority.
Larry is a Kenyan born writer, leader, diplomat, renowned poet and speaker. He has overseen various publications stemming from the region’s research programme. He is also the author of the bestselling books COVID STORIES: Tests & Testimonies, Protecting our World (children’s book on environment), Monday Motivations PROFOUND, and IRRESISTIBLE (an anthology of poems), all which have been featured in leading national newspapers. He is a global ambassador for the White Ribbon Alliance, championing maternal health across the globe. He has a Masters degree in Planning and Management (Env.) and a Bachelor of Science degree, both from the University of Nairobi, among other qualifications.