Besides being the first woman to have held the position of Foreign Minister (Cabinet Secretary) of Kenya, she was the first woman to have chaired the governing General Council of the World Trade Organization, the Dispute Settlement Body, the International Organization for Migration as well as President of the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime.
Amb. Amina is very passionate about Africa and once said, “As I traversed the continent, I have encountered the genuine spirit of our people, their generosity, warmth, kindness, resilience and optimism. While this beauty and diversity is so endearing, our people are unable to experience its depth due to shortage of links to aid movement of people, goods, services and capital,”.
Amb. Amina Mohamed is a woman of very unique know how. a lawyer and diplomat by profession and has served in the public service since 1985. Amina Mohamed has served in the Ministries of Local Government, Foreign Affairs and Justice. She graduated with a LLM in International Law from Kiev State University, and has also undertaken post graduate studies at University of Oxford and the Kenya School of Law. She is fluent in English, Russian, Swahili and has a working knowledge of French.
Ambassador Amina Mohamed is a former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme at Nairobi.
Amina is currently nominated for the African Union Commission chair and has backing from 19 Comesa countries.
Phew! What a great lady this is! She is the perfect embodiment of a woman with unique know how.