Eng. Erastus Mwongera
Appointed: 23 July 2010
Engineer Mwongera is an engineering graduate from the United Kingdom university system and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers of Kenya. He is currently a management consultant specializing in engineering, management and strategic planning.
He is a board member of the Federation of Kenya Employers. He is also the current Chairman of Kenya National Highways Authority.
He is a Director of Hillside Green Growers and Exporters Company Limited and Chairman of Linksoft Group Limited with responsibility for policy direction and guidance on productivity and profitability.
From 2006 to 2009, Eng. Mwongera served as chairman of the Kenya Airports Authority during a time of major rehabilitation, modernization and expansion of Kenya’s international and national airports and airstrips.
Eng. Mwongera had a distinguished career in the public service spanning forty years. He started his career in the water sector where he was Principal of the Kenya Water Institute and a director of Water Development for a combined period of 12 years. Thereafter, for over 10 years, he served as permanent secretary in the Office of the Vice President, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Lands and Housing, Ministry of Roads, Public Works and Housing, Ministry of Water Resources and Ministry of Land Reclamation, Regional and Water Development. In recognition for his distinguished career in the public sector he was decorated with Chief of Burning Spear (CBS), Elder of Burning Spear (EBS) and Grand Warrior of Kenya (OGW).
Eng. Mwongera is a distinguished engineer who has played a key role in the development of the engineering profession and practice in Kenya as a past chairman of the Engineers’ Registration Board and he is currently chairman of the Eminent Fellow Engineers’ Forum.
Eng. Mwongera is very active in community affairs where he is a past chairman of the Elders Court in his church, Director of the Leadership
Foundation of Kenya and a member of many social and charity organizations including the Karen and Langata District Association.
Eng. Mwongera is the chairman of the board of directors of Sameer Africa PLC and also the chairman of the nominations and remuneration committee.