Honourable Najib Balala, EGH, was born in 1967 and is trained in International Urban Management at the University of Toronto, Canada. He underwent the Executive Program for Leaders in Development at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
CS Balala was re-appointed as Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife by H.E. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, CGH, President of the Republic of Kenya.
PS Zeinab A. Hussein, has over 20 years work experience both in private and public sectors. Prior to joining the public service, she held various senior and leadership roles in McKinsey & Co, Africa, working with the Johannesburg, Lagos and East Africa offices. Her work at McKinsey as an associate consultant saw her transform and reform various corporations in a wide range of sectors including National Oil companies, Large Commercial Banks and she oversaw successful mergers in the telecommunications sector in West Africa.
Prior to joining McKinsey, PS Hussein held various senior roles at Shell Africa including, Internal Auditor for the Shell Africa Group, Aviation Manager for both Shell Aviation East and West Africa and she also sat on the management teams of Kenya Shell, Shell Ghana and Shell Aviation and BP Aviation.
In the Public Sector,PS Hussein has served as the Principal Secretary for the Departments for Gender, Irrigation, Post Training and Skills development , Correctional Services and currently she is the Principal Secretary Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife.
PS Hussein holds a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University. She also holds a Masters in Public Policy as a Mason Fellow from the same university and an MBA from the University of Nairobi.