Dr. Chris K. Kiptoo, CBS is the Principal Secretary Minsitry of Environment and Forestry.  

Before his current appointment, Dr. Kiptoo worked as PS State Department for Trade, three years at TradeMark East Africa’s (TMEA) as the Kenya Country Director. His main responsibility was to manage and monitor TMEA’s Kenya country in the fields of regional trade, infrastructure development, modern customs systems, and institutional development of Government agencies. Dr. Kiptoo is widely credited for having competently grown the Kenya Country Program at TMEA especially the Mombasa Port infrastructure capacity and efficiency improvement. He played a lead coordination role in the development of the Mombasa Port Corridor Charter (MPCC) that was signed by 25 trade facilitation agencies in the presence of President Uhuru Kenyatta on 30th June 2014.

Dr. Kiptoo has also worked at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) - Kenya, Capital Markets Authority (CMA), Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB). Dr. Kiptoo has a lot of expertise on areas related to; international trade and finance including monetary policy, financial sector issues, national account in addition to other aspects of macroeconomic accounting and modelling. 

Dr. Kiptoo is a self-motivated and seasoned economist with strong analytical and interpersonal skills and demonstrable managerial and leadership experiences. Dr. Kiptoo holds several qualifications including a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) in International Macroeconomics Finance Specialization - from the University of Nairobi). He is also an Accredited Fellow of the Macroeconomic & Financial Management Institute of Eastern & Southern Africa (MEFMI), in the field of macroeconomic management. He is also an Associate of Kenya Chartered Institute of Bankers (A.K.I.B)