Dr. Julius Makau Malombe
Dr. Julius M. Malombe was appointed as Chairperson of the Board of the Kenya Water Towers Agency on 3rd May 2019. He is a Financial Economist and an accomplished public policy analyst with expertise in research, public & financial sector reforms, urban & municipal finance, infrastructure bonds, strategic planning and management, institutional rationalization and restructuring, corporate governance, environment, housing, urban and metropolitan development, local government, devolution and related socio-economic policy and reform initiatives.
Dr. Malombe is a holder of a PhD degree, Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and a Diploma in Business Administration all from the University of Birmingham, UK. He also holds a MSc degree in Construction Management and Economics from the University of Aston (UK) as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Building Economics (Hons.) from the University of Nairobi.
Dr. Malombe has over 30 years public and private sector work experience in housing, urban development and devolved governments and has served in the Boards of Shelter Afrique, National Housing Corporation, Local Authority Transfer Fund (LATF), Nyeri Water & Sewerage Company Ltd and the Nairobi Oversight Board, among others. He has also participated either as chairman or member of a number of taskforces and committees tasked to rationalize and/or collect and collate public views on national policies and legislation including: National Housing Policy, Urban Development Policy, Kenya Vision 2030, Devolved Government Legislation and Policy, Policy and legislation on National Values and Principles of Governance, Corporate Governance in State Corporations and Housing Incentives.
He has served as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow & Consultant for the National Economic and Social Council in Kenya from 2007-2011. Since November 2000, Dr. Malombe has served as a Resource Person/Part-time Lecturer, Finance Specialization, Doctoral Studies Programme, School of Business, University of Nairobi. He has also taught urban public finance, local economic development, financial risk management, global financial markets course units for the Masters in Urban Management (MUM) & the Masters in Commerce (MCOM) degree programmes at the University of Nairobi and Strathmore University, respectively.
Dr. Malombe served as the Governor for the County of Kitui from 2013 to 2017. During his tenure as Governor, Dr. Malombe served as the Chairman of the Council of Governors Committee on Lands, Housing, Physical Planning and Urban Development and was also Chairman of the Lower Eastern Governors Forum and the South Eastern Kenya Economic Block (SEKEB).