Dr. Peter Wanyaga Muthoka was appointed by His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Kenya as the Chancellor of Masinde Muliro University of Science & Technology (MMUST) on 14th December, 2017. He succeeded the third President of the Republic of Kenya His Excellency Hon. Mwai Kibaki who served the University for 10 years. MMUST specialises in key areas of development including, science, technology, innovation, research and entrepreneurship. Dr. Muthoka is also the Chairman of the Board of Fellows of the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Management University of Africa (MUA), He is also Chairman of the Old Mutual Investment Group (K) Ltd, Chairman of the UAP-Old Mutual Foundation, Chairman of Bel Air Management Ltd, Chairman of the Advocates Plaza Ltd, Chairman of Woodley Springs Ltd and Chairman of Faulu Microfinance Bank. He is a Director of UAP-Old Mutual Holdings Ltd and Old Mutual Life Assurance Company (K) Ltd; and Director of the Institute of Directors, Kenya, as well as a Life Member of the Kenya Red Cross Society. He is a patron and initiator of a number of community projects.
He retired from Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) in May 2012 in accordance with the Bank’s Board Charter, having served the Board for the maximum 8 years from 2004 to 2012, as a Director, inclusive of the last 4 years as the Group Chairman. He was Chairman of KCB South Sudan, KCB Uganda and KCB Rwanda, Director KCB Tanzania, KCB Foundation, and Savings & Loan Ltd. This period, under his chairmanship, has seen the transformation of the Bank to a shining example of successful turn-around that has moved the Bank from “Good” to “Great”. He was the Managing Director of the agricultural company, Sasini Ltd, for 5 years from 2004 to 2008 where he was part of the team that presided over far reaching reforms in this Nairobi Securities Exchange listed company. He is a transformational leader. Details available on request.
Dr. Muthoka is an alumnus of Nyeri High School (O-Level) and Strathmore College, (A-Level) and holds BA (Hons) Degree from University of East Africa (UEA), MA Degree from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and Honorary Degree of Doctor of Management and Leadership (D.ML)(Honoris Causa) from The Management University of Africa (MUA), and Course Certificates from United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Bank of England, International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Trade Organization (WTO), International Trade Centre (ITC), Japanese External Trade Organization (JETRO), Singapore Export Institute (SEI), Kenya Institute of Administration (KIA), Centre for Corporate Governance (CCG), Strathmore Business School (SBS) etc.
He has served in senior positions with the Government Of Kenya (Office of the President and Ministry of Education), United Nations related bodies (UNESCO, UNDP, UNICEF, WTO, ITC), and the Central Bank of Kenya. He was founder and Chief Executive of the College of Banking and Finance of Kenya, founder and first Chief Executive of Export Promotion Council of Kenya and Kenya Commissioner-General at Expo 2000 in Hannover, Germany.
Dr. Peter Wanyaga Muthoka has been a corporate leader and an entrepreneur with long and varied experience in public and private sectors in the fields of management, education, finance, investment, export promotion, agriculture, real estate, corporate governance, international diplomacy, and community voluntary work. He has been an initiator and implementer of development programmes at national, regional and international levels under the auspices of the Government of Kenya (GOK) and multilateral and bilateral agencies. He has served in many other Boards and/or capacities including Export Processing Zones, The Ark Ltd, Sasini Ltd, Kenya Joint Industrial and Commercial Consultative Council, National Committee on Investments, Capital Markets Authority Education and Promotion Committee, Coordinator of Kenya Post Lome ACP Steering Committee, Chairman of Old Mutual Investments Services Ltd, Director of Old Mutual Holdings (K) Ltd , Director of Old Mutual Africa Holdings, Director of Old Mutual Emerging Markets, Member of the Panel of the World Bank Conciliators of International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, and Member of a Justice and Peace Committee.
He continues to have close association with the industry and academia as he is a frequent facilitator in various Universities and the corporate world in lectures related to management, leadership and governance. He is a trainer and trainer of trainers.
Dr. Muthoka is a Fellow of the Kenya Institute of Management (FKIM) and Fellow of Kenya Institute of Bankers (FKIB). In 2004, he was awarded the medal of Moran of the Burning Spear (MBS), by H.E The President of Kenya for “devotion, commitment, loyalty and exemplary service” rendered to the Kenyan Public Service and international organizations for 38 years from 1966 to 2004, whereas in 2012, he was awarded the medal of Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS), by H.E The President of Kenya for distinguished service rendered to the Nation, especially in areas of finance, investments, corporate social responsibility and philanthropy.