Susan Mang'eni is the Principal Secretary of the newly established State Department of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMES) Development under the Ministry of Cooperative and MSMES. She is a governance and development expert with close to 15 years experience in both the private and public sectors, in areas of startegic leadership, public policy formulation, analysis and implementation, enterprise development, institution building, oversight, youth and women empowerment.
Prior to her current appointment, Susan served on the Boards of the Youth Enterprise Development Fund (YEDF), Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) and the Competition Tribunal of Kenya. She was also a member of the Working group on the Socio-Economic audit of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, under the Office of the Auditor General where she handled the assessment of the impact of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, on governance and public institution. The findings from the exercise ware tabled in the National Assembly in 2016 to help shape the government policies and programmes.
In the Private Sector, Susan has engaged in consultancies and discourses focused on socio-economic and political transformation across the country, region and beyond, gaining global perspectives and insights that continue to impact on her contributions in the public policy arena. She is also part of the team that participated in teh economic visioning of The Plan, in particular her role in the development of Western Region Economic Blue Prints.
PS Susan holds an MA in Entrepreneurship Development and a BS in Political Science and Public Administration both from the University of Nairobi. She is also and alumnus of the 2011 International Visitors Leadership Programme (IVLP) a US State Department Exchange Programme. She is a network member of the Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS), the Women Democracy Network (WDN, and the Women Waging Peace International and the Pan African Movement.