The Chancellor is the honorary head and symbol of authority in the university whose main function is to confer degrees and grant diplomas and other awards of the university.


The Chancellor is the honorary Head of the University and represents the University from time to time in a ceremonial and ambassadorial capacity.


Dr. Peter Wanyaga Muthoka
University ChancellorDr. Peter Wanyaga Muthoka

The Chancellor, Dr. Peter Wanyaga Muthoka, is an alumnus of Nyeri High School (O-Level), Strathmore College (A-Level), and holds a BA (Hons) Degree from the University of East Africa (UEA), an MA Degree from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Management and Leadership (D.ML), (Honoris Causa) from the Management University of Africa (MUA).

Among his other accolades include Course Certificates from UNESCO, Bank of England, International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Trade Organization (WTO), International Trade Centre (ITC), Japanese External Trade Organization (JETRO), Singapore Export Institute (SEI), Kenya Institute of Administration (KIA) and Centre for Corporate Governance.

The University Chancellor is also Chairman of a number of Boards namely: Board of Fellows of the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM), Board of Trustees of the Management University of Africa (MUA), the Old Mutual Investment Group (K) Ltd, the UAP-Old Mutual Foundation, Bel Air Management Ltd, the Advocates Plaza Ltd, Woodley Springs Ltd and Faulu Microfinance Bank. He was also Chairman of KCB South Sudan, KCB Uganda and KCB Rwanda.

A patron and initiator of a number of community projects, Dr. Muthoka is also a Director of UAP-Old Mutual Holdings Ltd and Old Mutual Life Assurance Company (K) Ltd, KCB Tanzania, KCB Foundation, Savings & Loan Ltd, Institute of Directors, Kenya, as well as a Life Member of the Kenya Red Cross Society.

Dr. Peter Wanyaga Muthoka worked with the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) and served the Board for 8 years from 2004 to 2012. His Chairmanship saw a positive transformation of the Bank.

He was the Managing Director of the agricultural company, Sasini Ltd and presided over far-reaching reforms in this Nairobi Securities Exchange listed company. He is a transformational leader.

He has also served in senior positions with the Government of Kenya (Office of the President and Ministry of Education), United Nations related bodies (UNESCO, UNDP, UNICEF, WTO, ITC), and the Central Bank of Kenya. He was founder and Chief Executive of the College of Banking and Finance of Kenya, founder and first Chief Executive of Export Promotion Council of Kenya and Kenya Commissioner General at Expo 2000 in Hannover, Germany.

Dr. Peter Wanyaga Muthoka has been a corporate leader and an entrepreneur with long and varied experience in public and private sectors in the fields of management, education, finance, investment, export promotion, agriculture, real estate, corporate governance, international diplomacy, and community voluntary work.

He has served in many other Boards and/or capacities including Export Processing Zones, the Ark Ltd, Kenya Joint Industrial and Commercial Consultative Council, National Committee on Investments, Capital Markets Authority Education and Promotion Committee, Coordinator of Kenya Post Lome ACP Steering Committee, Member of the Panel of the World Bank Conciliators of International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes and Member of the Justice and Peace Committee.

He continues to have close association with the industry and academia as he is a frequent facilitator in various universities and the corporate world offering in lectures related to management, leadership and governance. He is a trainer and trainer of trainers.

Dr. Muthoka is a Fellow of the Kenya Institute of Management (FKIM) and Fellow of Kenya Institute of Bankers (FKIB). In 2004, he was awarded the medal of Moran of the Burning Spear (MBS), by H.E the President of Kenya for “devotion, commitment, loyalty and exemplary service” rendered to the Kenyan Public Service and international organizations for 38 years. In 2012, he was awarded the medal of Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS), by H.E the President of the Republic of Kenya for the distinguished service rendered especially in finance, investments, corporate social responsibility and philanthropy.


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