Eng. Enosh Akuma
Head of Directorate

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Eng Enosh Akuma holds a BSC AGRIC Engineering from Egerton University. an MBA on operations management from the UoN and an MSC Enonomics and Coffee Ccience from Udine University in Italy. Eng Akuma has served in the coffee industry in various capacities having started his career as a coffee factory engineer in the ministry of Agriculture in 1993 nyeri and Nandi. He joined the former Coffee Board Kenya in 1998 as area manager and served in nyeri and kisii. He later grew to a coffee Advisory Manager in CBK, technical services manager and in AFA he was appointed as the Deputy Director Regulations and Compliance Department in 2015 to 2020. He had a short stint with the Fibre value chain in 2020/2021 before moving back to the coffee Directorate in May 2021 and later got appoint to Head the Coffee Directorate in August 2021.


Mr Benson Apuoyo
Manager, Market Research and Product Development

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Mr. Apuoyo holds MBA and Bcom degrees both from the University of Nairobi. He joined Coffee Directorate (formerly Coffee Board of Kenya) in 1989 from the Ministry of Agriculture where he worked as a frontline extension officer in Kisii. He has over 30 years’ experience in the coffee industry having served in various positions including Coffee Inspector, Area Manager- Central and Coast Region and Marketing & Research Officer under the former Coffee Board of Kenya.

A member of the Marketing Society of Kenya, Mr Apuoyo has published in refereed international journals and presented in a number of international conferences. Some of his professional achievements include spearheading Kenya’s participation at the 2017 Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) as Portrait Country, Coffee Origin Trip to Kenya by 31 coffee buyers from the SCAA, development of the Coffee Kenya rules for use as a Mark of Origin for coffees cultivated in Kenya.

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Manager-Regulations and Compliance

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David Kandagor
Manager-Technical and Advisory

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Holds Msc. degree in Sustainable Soil Resource Management (Msc. SSRM) and BSc. in Agriculture –University of Nairobi, (1988).

David Joined Coffee Board of Kenya in 1992 as Area Manager, worked in coffee regions and been instrumental in the promotion and expansion of coffee production in the country. He has 28 years of experience in the Coffee industry covering extensive knowledge in the agricultural field with significant skills in Agribusiness, Biometric computing (statistics), Project Planning & Management, fertilizer & plant nutrition and Integrated soil fertility and nutrient cycling in agro-ecosystems.

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