Dr. Cleopa Mailu, EBS, holds an MBChB from the University of Nairobi; MSc (Med. Sci) in Genetics from the University of Glasgow and is an alumni of the Strathmore University/ IESE University of Navarra Advanced Management Program. Dr. Mailu started his career as a Medical Officer at Kenyatta National Hospital where he rose to the position of Consultant Geneticist and Quality Assurance Manager.
He later joined the Ministry of Health and worked as EPI Manager, Director Division of Family Health and Director Health Sector Reform Program. Thereafter, Dr. Mailu worked with WHO and UNICEF on local and international assignments. He was also the fisrt Africa CEO to be appointed at The Nairobi Hospital, further to which he then took position as the Cabinet Secratary of Health, Kenya in December 2015.