Dr. Belio Kipsang is now the Principal Secretary (PS) for State Department for Basic Education.
His name has officially been gazetted. others are Esther Thaara Muhoria who is now the PS State Department for Tvet and Beatrice Inyangala who is now the PS State Department for Higher Education and Research.
These new PS’s now wait to be sworn in so thy can start working.
Dr Richard Belio Kipsang was the outgoing Permanent Secretary State Department of Regional Development in charge of Regional and Northern Corridor Development.
Kipsang was also Principal Secretary, Early Years and Basic Education, Ministry of Education during former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s reign before he was transferred to another Ministry.
He previously served as Managing Trustee/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Coffee Development Fund and; Deputy CEO and Head of Operations Higher Education Loans Board where he also previously held various Strategic Management positions.
Dr. Kipsang is also a Council Member at Mt. Kenya University and Cooperative University College where he also Chairs Finance, Planning and Development.
He is a Board member Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade, (FAST) an international think tank on Financial Resource Mobilization; Council Member Advisory Council for Coffee Initiative; Government Delegate International Coffee Organization (ICO) and; Chair Operations Committee, Association of African Higher Education Financing Agencies (AAHEFA).
Kipsang holds a PhD in Education (Educational Administration and Planning from The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, a Masters of Arts degree in Economics and a Bachelors (Honours) degree in Education (Business and Economics) both from the University of Nairobi.
He has had extensive professional trainings and commands numerous expose to local and international conferences and workshops in areas of higher education financing and administration, leadership, management, micro-enterprise development, fraud, corruption and combating economic crime, agricultural value chain financing, computing and other areas of business and management among others
The accolades he acquired from prestigious institutions such as the London School of Economics (LSE) in the UK, Harvard University in the USA, State University of New York in the USA, among other institutions in Kenya, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Thailand among others.
He is an Associate Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and also a member of Institute of Directors of Kenya.
Dr. Kipsang has authored highly competent academic and research papers in the areas of Higher Education Financing and Planning.