George Mukundi is the Chief Executive Officer of Maendeleo Group, South Africa. He was the founding head of the African Governance Architecture (AGA) Secretariat, Department of Political Affairs, African Union (AU) Commission (2012-16). He is ahead of the curve in legal and political risk analysis, exercising adaptive leadership, strategy development, project conceptualisation, government negotiations and fostering public-private sector partnerships.
Mukundi has over 15 years’ experience and expertise in the public sector and multilateral policy development, implementation, negotiation and team leadership with in-country experiences in Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Egypt, Uganda, Ethiopia, Senegal, Nigeria and the Gambia. He brings to the company high-level competence in exercising adaptive leadership, building strategic alliances and partnerships, results based management, talent and capacity development and application of innovative tools to spur positive disruption. He has led and coordinated multi-country teams in strategy development, future scenarios mapping, knowledge and data generation, project evaluation and impact assessment, policy analysis, dissemination and implementation at continental and national levels.
Mukundi has a Master in Public Administration Degree from Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government (2014), a Doctor of International Human Rights Law Degree (2008) from the University of Pretoria and a Master of Human Rights and Democratization in Africa (2003) from the same University and a Law Degree from the University of Nairobi (2002). He was awarded the Edward S. Mason Fellowship (2013-14) at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is a Member of the African Leadership Network, a premier, invitation-only community of the most dynamic and influential leaders in Africa and a Member of the Steering Group Knowledge Platform, Security& Rule of Law, Ministry of Foreign, Trade and Development Cooperation, Netherlands.