Board of Directors’
The IEA Kenya is governed by a non-executive board of directors responsible for directing and overseeing the operations of the organization; the programmes, administration and the general membership. Incorporated in Kenya in 1994, under the Companies Act as a company without share capital, under the Memorandum and Articles of Association; and limited by guarantee of its members, IEA Kenya is independent of political parties, pressure groups and lobbies, or any other partisan interests.
The board comprises of 5 members with extensive experience in both the private and not-for-profit sectors, bringing on board skills and competences that see the organization move to become the go-to think tank for policy discourse, public finance management, transparency and accountability.
The Chief Executive Officer serves as the Secretary to the Board of Directors. The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for directing the affairs and transactions of the Institute, and ensures the preparation and implementation of the programme activities.
The IEA secretariat headed by the Chief Executive Officer comprises of the programmes and support functions. We have four thematic research areas; they include Public Finance Management, Trade and Development, Regulation and Competition and Futures Approach headed by programme officers who manage teams comprising of Assistant Programme Officers, volunteers and interns.
The programmes are managed by the Programmes Coordinator and PR & Communication and Finance, HR and Administration act as support functions for the programmes.
It is through the Programme Officers assistance the Chief Executive Officer is able to implement the programme activities for the IEA Kenya.
IEA Kenya is a membership organization and members constitute part of the governance structure and therefore a very important aspect of the organization. We ensure effective participation of members in our activities. The members of IEA Kenya are a group of committed experts whose sole interest is to make professional contributions to the formulation of alternative public policy. IEA membership is open to all professionals who have a passion and interest in public policy, economic issues, as well as research. Corporate entities and other institutions engaged in non-profit work as well as academics are also open to join IEA as members. Since its inception, IEA has had a good number join as members, to push for socio-economic reforms as well as give policy options through public debates, petitions and research. IEA's mandate in public affairs is centrally based on economic affairs, but this should be understood to include the social and political realms within which the national economic policy is formed, implemented, monitored and accounted for.