DR. IBRAHIM M. MOHAMED, CBS, PRINCIPAL SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF MINING
Dr. Ibrahim M. Mohamed, CBS was appointed by Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta to his current position as the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Mining on 18th December, 2015 where he is in charge of policy formulation and implementaton in the mining Sector in Kenya. Dr. Ibrahim has a a wealth of experience gained from a lengthy engagement in the Public Sectors and from working with the Private Sector, Development Partners and Non Governmental Organisations.
Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Ibrahim Mohamed was the Principal Secretary for Commerce and Tourism where he was appointed by President Uhuru on 27th June 2013 and was in charge of policy formulation and implementation in Trade and Tourism Sectors in Kenya. During this period Dr. Ibrahim Mohamed steered the Tourism Sector through a difficult period related to insecurity. He headed the Taskforce on Tourism Recovery Strategy, which is currently being implemented. In 2014, Dr. Ibrahim was awarded the African Leadership Award for Excellence in Promoting Tourism and Commerce for his immense contibution to the Sectors.
Dr. Mohamed is a Public Health Physician by profession with over 29 years experience in the public sector, of which 26 years were gained in the health Sector. He was the head of the National AIDS and STIs Control Program (NASCOP) in the Ministry of Health for nine years. During his tenureat the helm of NASCOP, he spearheaded implementation of the Kenya National AIDS Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan saw the scale-up of HIV/AIDS interventions and the improvement of HIV indicators in Kenya. Dr. Mohamed also oversaw the improvement in HIV/AIDS treatment in Kenya that resulted in over 600,000 patients accessing antiretroviral treatment.During this period, he also led a team in the establishment of the Gobal Fund and the PEPFAR Fund to Kenya, a development which has contributed immensely to the transformation of the Health Sector .
He was previously responsible for the management and evaluation of the National HIV/AIDS surveillance to ensure efficient monitoring and assessment of HIV/AIDS trends. Dr. Mohamed, is a researcher and was the Principal Investigator of the first ever Kenya AIDS Indicators Survey (KAIS) in 2007. The findings of that survey gave insights into the understanding of the Kenya HIV/AIDS epidemic and subsequently informed the development of the Kenya AIDS Strategic Plan III. He was also involved in monitoring of early warning indicators as well as HIV resistance survey studies, setting up of the Electronic Medical recording systems for HIV/AIDS patients Monitoring, STI Management, TB HIV integration and was involved in quality improvement in HIV/AIDS treatment outcome indicators.
Dr. Ibrahim M. Mohamed holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery Degree, and a Masters Degree in Public Health from Boston University. He also holds an Executive Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Univeristy of Copenhagen Business School in aprtnership with Inorero University.