COMESA Secretariat

The Secretariat

Based in  
Lusaka Zambia, COMESA Center

The Secretariat is the executive Organ of COMESA. It ensures that the regulations and directives adopted by the Council of Ministers are properly implemented, and provides the Council of Ministers with strategic recommendations.
It is comprised of the Executive Management- Office of the Secretary General, Assistant Secretaries General for Programs, Finance and Administration, and the Management Team.

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY GENERAL 

The Secretary General (SG) is the Chief Executive Officer of the Common Market. The SG represents the Common Market in the exercise of its legal personality and acts as the secretary to the Authority and the Council. This office ensures that the objectives set out in this COMESA Treaty are attained

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OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT 
SECRETARY GENERAL- PROGRAMMES

The office is in charge of five technical Divisions. These are Trade and Customs, Agriculture and Industry, Gender and Social Affairs, Infrastructure and Logistics and Information Technology.

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OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT
SECRETARY GENERAL- ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE

This office is responsible for Administrative, Finance and Budgetary matters. It is responsible for two divisions; Administration and Finance.

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Executive Management

The Executive Management is comprised of the Secretary General, Assistant Secretary General for Programs, and Assistant Secretary General Administration and Finance

Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe

Secretary General 

Amb. Kipyego Cheluget, Phd

Assistant Secretary General – Programmes

Dev Anand Haman, Phd

Asst. Secretary General -Administration & Finance

Management Team

The Management Team  is comprised of the DIrectors, DIrectorates and Heads of Units and Projects 

Brian Chigawa

Director – Legal & Corporate Affairs

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Martha Elimu

Director – Administration

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Clement Kanyama

Director – Budget & Finance

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Beatrice .S. Hamusonde

Director – Gender & Social Affairs

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Lanka Dorby

Director – ICT Services

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Jean-Baptiste Mutabazi

Director – Infrastructure & Logistics Division

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Providence Mavubi

Director – Industry & Agriculture

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Christopher Onyango, Phd

Director – Trade & Industry

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Mwangi Gakunga

Head – Corporate communciations

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Themba Munalula

Head – Statistics 

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Auleria Olunga

Head – Internal Audit 

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Simal Amor

Chief – Strategic Planning & Research 

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Elizabeth Mutunga

Head – Governance, Peace & Security

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Deogratias Kamweya

Head – Resource Mobilisation 

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Benjamin Masila

Head – Information Resource Center

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Alick Mhizha, Phd

Chief – Conference Services

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Divisions and Units 

The Secretariat is made of Divisions, Units and Projects who all work in collaboration as they implement the various programmes to realise the COMESA integration agenda. The Divisions, Units and Projects are split into three groups with some reporting to the Secretary General, others to the Assistant Secretary General Programmes and the Assistant Secretary General Administration and Finance respectively.

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