Mercy Wanjau, MBSSecretary to the Cabinet, Republic of Kenya
Mercy is an experienced C-Suite legal and regulatory professional with exceptional leadership skills.
She currently serves as the Secretary to the Cabinet of the Republic of Kenya, following her appointment by H. E. Dr. William Ruto in October 2022. In this role, she has charge over Cabinet business.
Prior to this, she served as the Director of Legal Services at Communications Authority of Kenya, where she worked towards implementation of Kenya's vision of Digital Transformation through development of an enabling regulatory environment.
She has over 20 years of ICT sector experience (telecommunications, broadcasting, e-commerce, cybersecurity, data protection and postal) acquired from leading public, private and international organisations.
Mercy is passionate about identification of regulatory pathways that promote sustainable business growth, competitiveness and innovation. She has a proven track record in Policy Analysis & Legislative Reform, Strategy Execution, Stakeholder Relations, Corporate Governance and Risk Management.She is a Subject Matter Expert who takes opportunity to share her perspectives towards thought leadership in the sector.
Mercy has been privileged to witness the transformative power of responsive public policy, regulatory reform and innovative technologies for businesses and communities first hand. Over time, she has had remarkable exposure across numerous projects - by scope & diversity - for her to guide on sustainable regulatory compliance and government relations with insight.
In the community, she serves as a Trustee at SOS Children's Villages Kenya and as Board Chairperson at the CPS Governance Centre Ltd.