Mr. Charles N. KAHUTHU is the Regional Coordinator and CEO of the East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (EACCIA), coordinating the activities of the various national chambers in the East African region, as well as spearheading the regional Public Private Partnerships (PPP) agenda.

Mr. Kahuthu is a Private Sector Development Specialist, as well as an Expert in Public private partnerships providing a wide range of business management and socio-economic development agencies and non-governmental organizations, among others. He is a policy analyst and has been a member of many task forces facilitating the review of public policy in recent years. He has carried out many consulting assignments in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, South Africa, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Latin America and France. He is conversant with the planning, preparation and implementation of development programmes and Projects. 

Mr. Kahuthu was recently elected as one of the 4 Vice Presidents and a Member of the Executive Board of the Africa Business Council (AfBC), representing Eastern Africa and the Great Lakes Region member countries (about 14 countries). AfBC is an organization that was established by the African Union Heads of State and Government in their African Union Assembly Decision (Assembly/AU/Dec. 394 (VXIII)) of 2012 on Boosting Intra-African trade and Fast Tracking the Establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area.