Prof Mwinyikione Mwinyihija

Prof Mwinyikione Mwinyihija, is a chartered Fellow of various acclaimed internationally recognized professional organizations where he is currently serving COMESA-Leather and Leather Products Institute (COMESA/LLPI) as Executive Director since 2013. He holds Degrees in the following fields: Ecotoxicology of the tanning Industry, Management and Remediation of Tannery Waste, Opportunity management; Value addition strategy for the leather sector; and Management Sciences. Before joining COMESA/LLPI, Prof. Mwinyihija was CEO of the Kenya Leather Development Council coupled with over 20years working with the leather sector at various levels in Government service. Currently, he provides leadership in the leather sector in disciplines such as Ecotoxicology and Value Chain Analysis of the leather sector. He is also a mentor, reviewer, examiner, researcher, author and publisher of peer reviewed books, papers and presentations related to the leather sector to regional and global arenas


His involvement to the leather industry, leadership quality and collaborative relationships has greatly assisted in the successful attainment of illustrious milestone regionally and globally associated institutions.

He has been participating as Member of the IULTCS Congress Scientific Committee for the last four Congresses. He is also a special ambassador for Africa appointed by the World Certification Institute.