Amb. Libérat Mfumukeko is currently the Secretary General of the East African Community following his appointment with effect from 26th April 2016. Previously he was the EAC Deputy Secretary General in charge of Finance and Administration with effect from 29th April 2015 to 25th April, 2016.
Amb. Mfumukeko has over twenty five (25) years’ work experience in both private and public sector. Before joining the EAC he was the Director General (DG) of the Burundi Electricity and Water National Company: 2013 to 2015 and President of the Steering Committee of the East African Power Pool. He has served as a Principal Advisor to the President of the Republic of Burundi in charge of Economic Affairs (2012-2013) with a Ministerial rank. He founded and was the Director General of the Burundi Investment Promotion Authority (2009-2012). Previously, he had served as an Economic Expert at the United Nations - FAO from 2006 to 2009. From 1990 to 2006 he worked as a full time employee, consultant or trader in the USA and France at Banque Populaire (France), EDF GDF - Electricite de France (France), American Express, Mobil Oil, FUBU, Karl Kani (USA).
Amb. Mfumukeko holds Bachelor’s and Masters 1 Degree in Economics & Corporate Management (Université Francois Rabelais of Tours - France), an MBA from Clark University – (MA, USA). He is also completing a post-graduate program in Leadership at Havard University. A former lecturer at Clark University, he later directed an international corporate training program in Change Management and International Business in collaboration with Clark University, Harvard University and MIT in USA. In addition to the above, he spent a year at the Preparatory School of Moscow State University - Lomonossov to learn Russian.
Amb. Mfumukeko is fluent in English, French, Kirundi, Kiswahili and Russian.