Dr. Benson O. Apuoyo, PhD
At the Directorate, Dr. Apuoyo is responsible for the administration of the Crops Act, 2013, its subsidiary legislations for the regulation of the Coffee Industry in Kenya and promotion of best practices in advisory services, development, licensing, processing, branding, marketing, transportation, warehousing and exportation of Kenyan coffee.
Dr. Apuoyo holds Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree in Entrepreneurial Finance from Kenyatta University. He also holds Master of Business Administration (Finance) Degree and Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) Degree both from the University of Nairobi. He has an experience of over 30 years in the coffee industry having worked for the Coffee Directorate (the defunct Coffee Board of Kenya) since 1989. Prior to this, Dr. Apuoyo worked for the Ministry of Agriculture as a frontline extension officer for two years in the former Kisii District. He has served in various positions including Coffee Inspector, Area Manager, Marketing & Research Officer in the defunct Coffee Board of Kenya. Under the Agriculture and Food Authority, Dr. Apuoyo has served as the Manager- Market Research & Product Development Department- Coffee Directorate and Deputy Director- Coffee Directorate in charge of Market Research and Product Development Department. Dr. Apuoyo is member of the Marketing Society of Kenya (MSK) and has published in refereed international journals and presented in a number of local and international conferences.
Deputy Director, Market Research and Product Development
To be updted
Deputy Director, Regulations and Compliance
Mr.Erick O. Onyuka
Deputy Director,Technical and Advisory
Mr. Erick Onyuka is a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Agribusiness Management from Egerton University and an MSC in Agricultural Economics and Resource Management. He has undertaken a Senior Management Course and Strategic Leadership Course at the Kenya School of Government. Mr. Onyuka has over 10 years’ experience in the Coffee Industry. He joined the former Coffee Board of Kenya in 2009 as a Coffee Advisory Officer- Central Rift Region, from the Ministry of Agriculture where he had worked as District Agribusiness Development Officer. Prior to his appointment as Ag. Deputy Director Technical and Advisory Services Mr. Onyuka served as a Senior Officer- Technical and Advisory Services- Nyanza Region. He has experience in Farm Business Development, Stakeholders Relations, Agricultural Statistics and is a qualified Trainer of Trainers.;
Ms. Mercy C.W. is holder of a Master’s Degree holder in Strategic Management from Jomo Kenyatta University and a holder of Bachelors of Business Management in Human Resource Management Option. She has undertaken a Senior Management Course and Strategic Leadership Course at the Kenya School of Government. She has vast experience (25 + years) in providing comprehensive and proactive administration services in a fast-paced workplace, Managing and overseeing all day-to-day office management issues, facilities management, development and maintenance of administration policies and procedures. Currently, she serves as the Senior Administration Officer Coffee Directorate; previously she served at AFA Headquarters in the same capacity. Mercy C.W is a member of Institute of Human Resource Management and Kenya Institute of Management
Mr.James Sua K
Information Communiation Technology (ICT)
Having worked for other institutions both in the private and public sector, Mr. James has over 10 years’ experience in IT – Systems Administration, Networks and ICT support. He joined the former Coffee Board of Kenya Head Quarters in 2013 as an ICT Assistant, from the NGO private sector. He is a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree Business Information Technology (KeMU) and a Higher Diploma in (IT) Information Technology (JKUAT). James also has a certification in CISCO and MCSA and has undertaken a Senior Management Course at the Kenya School of Government. Serving in the capacity of Ag. Head of ICT for the Directorate, James is responsible in ensuring availability of efficient systems for delivery of service in the coffee industry. Mr. James is a member of the Computer Society of Kenya.